News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, June 23, 2022
Work starts on Goose Cove Road
Doesn’t include paving—yet

by Leslie Landrigan

Work to rebuild the last section of Goose Cove Road started June 21 and should be finished by the end of the week, according to Town Manager Jim Fisher.

At Town Meeting in March, selectmen had proposed spending $100,000 to reconstruct the gravel road, which is full of potholes. Some voters objected that the money would be better spent on other roads that need work. Selectmen, though, said the town spends so much money constantly repairing Goose Cove Road that it makes sense to rebuild it. The article passed.

Eaton Paving & Excavation won the bidding process and began marking the road on June 20.

“Maybe they’ll be done this week,” Fisher said in a phone interview. “This doesn’t include paving, but if they can get the road rebuilt, we can put it on our paving plan.”

Rebuilding the road includes improving drainage, putting in culverts and adding large amounts of gravel, Fisher said. “Hopefully that will get us through to paving,” he said.