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Before your next trip, check this page for the latest closures of snowmobile trails in CMP's corridors.

 

 


 

October 2, 2013

The MPRP will be attending the 2013 Maine Snowmobile Show

Stop by our booth at the Maine Snowmobile Show October 18th through the 20th to see if MPRP construction will be impacting trails in your area this season.


January 11, 2013

Mutton Lane in Clinton to Johnson Flat Road in Pittsfield - Snowmobile trail closure for 2013 season.

When traveling through highly active construction areas such as Clinton and Pittsfield please use caution and contact local snowmobile clubs for alternative routes especially when trail closures are in effect. Construction from Mutton Lane in Clinton to Johnson Flat Road in Pittsfield is highly concentrated. Due to the heavy construction, a trail clousure has been issued for approximately 3 miles from Mutton Lane in Clinton to Johnson Flat Road in Pittsfield. Please contact Town & Country Trailriders 207-313-1436 for alternative routes.

General Notification: For all recreational use of all right of ways.

Central Maine Power encourages caution and safe practices while using all right of ways for recreational use. Travel slow and stay on marked snowmobile trails to minimize risk while traveling through construction zones. Areas of construction are dangerous and contain high levels of traffic including the use large equipment. Always use caution.

 


 

 

January 03, 2013

Coopers Mills Road Substation, Windsor - Snowmobile trail reroute for 2013 season.

When traveling through Windsor please use caution and stay on marked trails. Construction of the new Coopers Mills Substation is ongoing and the trail has been rerouted. Construction is between Maxcy's Mills Road, Coopers Mills Road and South Belfast Road (Route 105). When traveling north the trail runs alongside the east side of the old Maxcy's Mill Substation then crosses Maxcy's Mills Road and travels up the east side of the ROW corridor. The trail turns west and crosses the new access road to the Coopers Mills Substation then turns north and follows the ROW to the west of the new substation. Please use caution crossing the access road. There is steady daytime construction traffic to the substation.

 


 

December 26, 2012

Cumberland / N. Yarmouth: Snowmobile trail reroute around Raven Farm Substation proposed.

MPRP representatives and contractors worked with the Moonlite Sno-Skimmers snowmobile club in Cumberland and North Yarmouth to develop a proposed trail reroute around the new Raven Farm Substation on Greely Road. The original trail ran down the middle of the transmission corridor, straight through what is now the new substation site. This trail will be permanently detoured to follow the new and rebuilt transmission lines around the northeast side of the substation site. If you ride this trail, please contact the Moonlite Sno-Skimmers or MPRP hotline for the most up-to-date information. You can also view this map to see the approximate location of the new snowmobile trail in relation to the new substation and transmission lines.

 

Draft map of Moonlite Sno-Skimmers' trail (red) relocated through the Raven Farm Substation site (yellow). Download PDF (800 KB)


 


March 02, 2012

Update - ITS 87 Winter 2012 Season in Lewiston, Greene, Leeds and Livermore Falls.

Contractors working on behalf of the MPRP have discontinued work in Lewiston, Greene, Leeds and Livermore Falls adjacent to ITS 87 on CMP's corridor throughout the Winter 2012 season. Crews will return to the area at a later date. Although active construction has been postponed to a later date there are still conditions that require caution. These conditions include timber mats and poles that may be on the ground. As always, Central Maine Power encourages caution and safe practices while using all right of ways for recreational use.

General Notification: For all recreational use of all right of ways.

Central Maine Power encourages caution and safe practices while using all right of ways for recreational use. Travel slow and stay on marked snowmobile trails to minimize risk while traveling through construction zones. Areas of construction are dangerous and contain high levels of traffic including the use large equipment. Always use caution.


February 6, 2012

Trail Alerts for: Leeds, Greene, Lewiston:

The following trail alerts are posted in order to inform snowmobilers of construction, which may impact the safeness of certain areas resulting in trail closures, delays and areas where extreme caution is emphasized. Please review the following information, always use caution while riding, and be aware of flagging and signs. If you have further questions please call our hotline at 1-866-914-1944 or contact your local snowmobile club. Updates to trail alerts will be posted as they come in.

Safety First:

In the case of blasting, the contractor will clear area surrounding blast site during scheduled blasts. Personnel are stationed at each trail crossing to temporarily stop traffic. Trail traffic may be delayed for up to 15 minutes in preparation for, and during the blast.

Poles lying on ground are marked with yellow caution tape to help snowmobilers identify the hazard. Travel slow and stay on marked snowmobile trail to minimize risk while traveling through the construction zone.

Areas of construction are dangerous and contain high levels of traffic including the use large equipment. Use caution.

Schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances (weather, safety, progress, etc.)

Closures:

1.25 Miles south of Fish Street to Fish Street, Leeds. Closed Mon. 7am – Fri. 4pm Feb. 6th - Feb. 10th. Tentatively scheduled to re-open on Feb. 10th at 4pm.

Allen Pond Campground Road, Greene to Packard Road, Greene. Closed Mon. 7am – Fri. 4pm Feb. 6th - Feb. 10th. Tentatively scheduled to re-open on Feb. 10th at 4pm.

Packard Road, Greene to Meadow Hill Road, Greene. Closed Feb. 13th - Feb. 15th. Tentatively scheduled to re-open on Feb. 15th at 4pm.

Meadow Hill Road, Greene to Highway 202, Greene. Closed Feb. 15th - Feb 25th. Re-open TBD.

Highway 202, Greene to Merrill Road, Lewiston. Closed March 3rd - March 10th.

Delays - proceed with caution:

.19 mile north of River Road, Leeds to .09 mile south of North Line Road, Leeds. Closed Feb. 6th - Feb. 10th.

.09 mile south of North Line Road, Leeds to Patten Road, Greene. Closed Mon. 7am – Fri. 4pm Feb. 7th - Feb. 17th.

High Caution Areas:

Packard Road, Greene. Please use caution in this area from Jan. 31st - Feb. 14th.

Daggett Hill Road, Greene. Please use caution in this area from Jan. 31st - Feb. 15th.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Alerts for: Leeds, Greene, Lewiston:

The following trail alerts are posted in order to inform snowmobilers of construction, which may impact the safeness of certain areas resulting in trail closures, delays and areas where extreme caution is emphasized. Please review the following information, always use caution while riding, and be aware of flagging and signs. If you have further questions please call our hotline at 1-866-914-1944 or contact your local snowmobile club. Updates to trail alerts will be posted as they come in.

Safety First:

In the case of blasting, the contractor will clear area surrounding blast site during scheduled blasts. Personnel are stationed at each trail crossing to temporarily stop traffic. Trail traffic may be delayed for up to 15 minutes in preparation for, and during the blast.

Poles lying on ground are marked with yellow caution tape to help snowmobilers identify the hazard. Travel slow and stay on marked snowmobile trail to minimize risk while traveling through the construction zone.

Areas of construction are dangerous and contain high levels of traffic including the use large equipment. Use caution.

Schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances (weather, safety, progress, etc.)

Closures:

1.25 Miles south of Fish Street to Fish Street, Leeds. Closed Mon. 7am – Fri. 4pm Jan. 31st - Feb. 3rd. Tentatively scheduled to re-open on Feb. 4th.

Allen Pond Campground Road, Greene to Packard Road, Greene. Closed Mon. 7am – Fri. 4pm Jan. 31st - Feb. 9th. Tentatively scheduled to re-open on Feb. 10th.

Packard Road, Greene to Meadow Hill Road, Greene. Closed Feb. 10th - Feb. 14th.

Meadow Hill Road, Greene to Highway 202, Greene. Closed Feb. 15th - Feb 20th.

Highway 202, Greene to Merrill Road, Lewiston. Closed Feb. 21st - Feb. 24th.

Delays - proceed with caution:

.19 mile north of River Road, Leeds to .09 mile south of North Line Road, Leeds. Closed Jan.31st - Feb. 3rd.

.09 mile south of North Line Road, Leeds to Patten Road, Greene. Closed Mon. 7am – Fri. 4pm Feb. 7th - Feb. 17th.

High Caution Areas:

Packard Road, Greene. Please use caution in this area from Jan. 31st - Feb. 14th.

Daggett Hill Road, Greene. Please use caution in this area from Jan. 31st - Feb. 15th.

 


 

January 14, 2012

ITS 87 Closures May Occur During Winter 2012 Season in Lewiston, Greene, Leeds and Livermore Falls

Contractors working on behalf of the MPRP may be working in Lewiston, Greene, Leeds and Livermore Falls adjacent to ITS 87 on CMP’s corridor throughout the Winter 2012 season. Temporary delays or closures may occur throughout the week due to this work. For detailed information on possible closures call the MPRP Hotline at 1-866-914-1944.

 


December 5, 2011

Morrill: MPRP held briefing for midcoast snowmobile clubs

John Titus, MPRP Community Relations Specialist, gave a presentation to midcoast snowmobile clubs about the scope of work that will be taking place this winter at the Tri-Town Snowmobile Club in Morrill last night. Titus reviewed the MPRP work taking place throughout central Maine, including the permanently detoured trail around Larrabee Road Substation in Lewiston and potential impacts to ITS 85 in Pittsfield. Also attending the meeting was a representative from the Department of Conservation's Bureau of Parks and Lands. The next meeting with the clubs will be held on January 4, 2012



November 15, 2011

Pittsfield: Trail planning for construction near ITS 85

The Pittsfield Driftbusters met with MPRP representatives to beginning planning for the 2011-12 snowmobile season. The group assessed areas where trails may need to be closed or detoured during winter construction, including possible impacts to ITS 85 between Dogtown Road and the Sebasticook River. MPRP representatives will continue to work with the Pittsfield Driftbusters to establish specific detours as needed. If you plan on riding in this area, please contact the MPRP hotline or Pittsfield Driftbusters before you leave for the most recent information.


November 8, 2011

Cumberland / N. Yarmouth: Snowmobile trail reroute around Raven Farm Substation proposed.

MPRP representatives and contractors worked with the Moonlite Sno-Skimmers snowmobile club in Cumberland and North Yarmouth to develop a proposed trail reroute around the new Raven Farm Substation on Greely Road. The original trail ran down the middle of the transmission corridor, straight through what is now the new substation site. This trail will be permanently detoured to follow the new and rebuilt transmission lines around the northeast side of the substation site. If you ride this trail, please contact the Moonlite Sno-Skimmers or MPRP hotline for the most up-to-date information. You can also view this map to see the approximate location of the new snowmobile trail in relation to the new substation and transmission lines.

 

Draft map of Moonlite Sno-Skimmers' trail (red) relocated through the Raven Farm Substation site (yellow). Download PDF (800 KB)


 


November 3, 2011

Lewiston: NEW snowmobile trail route at Larrabee Road!

The MPRP worked with Lewiston's Hillside Family Riders Snowmobile Club and construction contractors to develop a new route for the snowmobile trail that ran through the new Larrabee Road Substation site, in area surrounded by Merrill Road, the railroad tracks, and Main Street/Route 202/Route 100. If you ride in this area, please contact the Hillside Family Riders for specific details. You can also view this mapto see the approximate location of the new snowmobile trail in relation to the new substation and transmission lines.

Draft map of Hillside Family Riders' trail (yellow) relocated around Larrabee Road Substation (navy blue). Download PDF (1.2MB)



March 31, 2011

Dixmont: Moosehead Trail/ Rt.7 northwest has limited public access.

Detroit: Troy Road north and south has limited public access.

Pittsfield: Dogtown Road to Madawaska Ave. detoured onto local trails.

Clinton to Pittsfield: Mutton Lane to Johnson Flat closed due to clearing.

Lewiston: Trails near Larrabee Road closed due to substation site development. Trails near Merrill Road have reopened.

Lewiston to Livermore Falls: ITS 87 reopened late February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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