Ohio Street Bridge Project
The Maine Department of Transportation is replacing the Ohio Street Bridge, which carries Ohio Street over I-95 in Bangor. Demolition begins in February and will continue through April. The new bridge will be open by September 2020. During demolition and construction, local traffic, including pedestrians, will be detoured. After the new bridge opens, there will be alternating one-way traffic with flaggers until the project is completed in November 2020.
There will also be complete interstate closures, either northbound or southbound, during overnight hours - between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. These closures are allowed Monday through Thursday, and detours will be clearly marked. There will be no interstate closures during July and August.
The Ohio Street Bridge is approximately 60 years old and is approaching the end of its useful life. The new structure will include non-corrosive materials to reduce future maintenance needs. The new bridge will also provide an additional 18 inches of clearance for vehicles on the interstate. This $5.9-million project will also add a turning lane on Ohio Street for vehicles turning onto the ramp to travel southbound on I-95. MaineDOT is using some precast concrete bridge substructure elements during construction to expedite the process and minimize the impact to the traveling public.