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Delayed Maine National Monument Signs Going Up Finally

After three years, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is finally getting highways signs.

The first sign went up Wednesday after a long delay that was partly caused by politics. Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration delayed the signs along I-95 or state highways for more than a year. A government shutdown contributed to delays in lining up the contracts.

Katahdin Woods & Waters Superintendent Tim Hudson called it a "long trek."

He said he looks forward to seeing how the signs contribute to visitation next spring and summer.

All told, 22 signs will be installed by the end of November. The largest will have concrete foundations and metal posts. Smaller ones will have wooden posts.