Release Date: 08-28-2018Bangor, Maine — Motorists are asked to consider using alternate routes over the next four weeks while Emera Maine workers replace utility poles along Water Street and Bayside Road in Ellsworth. Those who must travel this route are asked to plan ahead, exercise caution and be mindful of the safety of workers along the roadside.Workers will be installing new poles and anchors in the area between R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction Inc. on Water Street and Chester Jones Way on Bayside Road from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the four-week period. The project aims to ensure reliable delivery of electricity to local customers as well as those on Mount Desert Island.When traveling, please watch for signs indicating road work and take steps to keep yourself, workers and other motorists safe:• Avoid distractions while driving.• Move over far enough to give crews room to work.• Slow down to pass workers at a safe speed.Emera Maine aims to ensure the safety of those working on the project and minimize any traffic delays for those traveling in the work area. Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.