Last of Acadia’s carriage road rehabs to be completed in ’20

December 15, 2019 GMT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A National Park Service effort to improve dozens of miles of historic carriage roads in Acadia National Park is scheduled to reach completion next year.

The park service said next year Eagle Lake Carriage Road will be rehabilitated with a goal of stabilizing and improving the road surface. Partial road closures from one intersection to another should be anticipated from April 15 to Nov. 15, the service said.

The improvements to Acadia’s carriage roads are designed to preserve the roads for future generations, the park service said. Acadia “contains nationally significant cultural resources including the best and most extensive example of a historic carriage road system in the United States,” the service said in a statement.