The Maine Army National Guard is getting new headquarters in Augusta with an expected completion date of the fall of 2017.

Construction on the new headquarters, a 100,000-square-foot, two story building will be located in a formerly wooded area between Civic Center Drive and the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

A state Department of Transportation project to create a new, four-way intersection with a traffic signal on Civic Center Drive at Darin Drive will go out to bid next month. The to-be-realigned Blue Star Avenue will provide access to the cemetery, new Guard headquarters, the Comfort Inn motel and Ninety Nine Restaurant.

Camp Keyes, the Guard’s current headquarters, will remain open. Guard operations to remain at Camp Keyes will include family and veterans outreach services, ground maintenance support, printing plant operations, training sites and resource management, shipping and receiving, and facilities maintenance.

pressherald.com