Ohio Street Bridge Project
T Buck Construction, Inc will be bringing in a striping crew next week. This work will be done with full I95 closures based on the following schedule:
Northbound Full Closures
- 11:00 PM on Tuesday, September 22 to 5:00 AM on Wednesday, September 23
Southbound Full Closures
- 11:00 PM on Wednesday, September 23 to 5:00 AM on Thursday, September 24
The Ohio Street Bridge replacement project in Bangor is nearing completion. Construction of the new bridge continues. In the coming weeks, crews will focus on restoring the I-95 traffic pattern and finishing weather-sensitive night work. The Maine Department of Transportation plans to open the new bridge to traffic in early October. We appreciate the patience of the members of the traveling public while we complete this important work.
The previous Ohio Street Bridge was approximately 60 years old and was approaching the end of its useful life. The new structure includes non-corrosive materials to reduce future maintenance needs. The new bridge also provides an additional 18 inches of clearance for vehicles on the interstate. This project added a turning lane on Ohio Street for vehicles turning onto the ramp to travel southbound on I-95.
The contractor on this work is T. Buck Construction, Inc. of Turner. The contract amount is $5,968,445.
The Maine Department of Transportation is replacing the Ohio Street Bridge, which carries Ohio Street over I-95 in Bangor. 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 in 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.