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News Release for November 25, 2009
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Mark Latti, MaineDOT Public Information Officer - 624-3030

Bridge Replacement Project Set to Begin on Route 201 in Augusta

 

On Monday, November 30, MaineDOT will begin preliminary construction on a bridge replacement project over Riggs Brook in Augusta. Motorists may experience delays on Monday as crews shift lanes to the west side of Route 201 in order to move utility lines on the existing bridge.

The Riggs Brook Bridge is approximately .3 miles north of the Route 201/Route 3 intersection on Route 201. Lanes are being shifted in order for crews to replace the eastern half of the bridge first. Once that is completed, lanes will be shifted to the opposite side, and the western half of the bridge will be replaced. Construction of the new bridge is scheduled through the winter and is expected to be completed during the summer of 2010.

During the midday hours on Monday, traffic will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic controlled by flaggers as crews install concrete barriers. Traffic will be restored to two lanes during the commuting hours.

Commercial vehicles will be restricted to a maximum allowable width of 11 feet through the construction site. Warning signs concerning the width restriction are posted on the approach to the construction site.

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