Road repairs that were being completed at the intersection of Routes 1 and 52 slowed traffic throughout a two-day work session that spanned Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham with the Belfast Police Department said Wednesday afternoon that road crews were tearing up some of the pavement at the intersection because it did not pass inspection and it needed to be replaced.

Maine Department of Transportation workers had set up traffic cones to partially close off turning lanes at the intersection, and at times, flaggers guided drivers around dump trucks and other large equipment.

Evidently some drivers opted out of going through the intersection while the repairs were being made, as vehicles could be seen turning around in the roadway on Lincolnville Avenue in an apparent effort to avoid doing so.

Cunningham said the repairs would likely be completed by the end of the day Wednesday.