Work Planned On Stretch Of Maine Turnpike 

Maine Turnpike Authority officials say they don’t expect any major traffic problems when repaving on the stretch of highway between West Gardiner and Litchfield begins. The work is expected to take place in April and cost about $3.2 million.Studies done by the agency indicate that the work can take place between 7 p.m. Sunday and noon Friday without having a negative impact on traffic.Spokesman Dan Morin tells the Kennebec Journal that the project falls within a planned program of pavement rehabilitation that involves repaving a section of highway every 12 to 15 years.He says a pre-bid conference last week for eligible contractors attracted representatives from seven firms and bids for road work have been coming in lower than the estimates.