News Release for August 9, 2019

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297


Railroad Bridge Work in Aroostook County

ASHLAND - The Maine Department of Transportation is working to strengthen the railroad bridge in Ashland that crosses over Sheridan Road and the Aroostook River. This project is one of two aimed at allowing increased speed and weight across the entire MaineDOT-owned rail line in Aroostook County. The Ashland bridge, which is officially named the Madawaska Subdivision over Sheridan Road and Aroostook River, is approximately one mile north of the intersection of Sheridan Road and Route 11. Work is scheduled to begin on August 14th and be finished in Fall 2020. Drivers should expect one-lane traffic on Sheridan Road. The contractor on this job is Koppers Railroad Structures of Madison, Wisconsin.