News Release for December 7, 2010

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


MaineDOT to conduct inspections on area bridges

Motorists in Auburn on Thursday and Friday should be aware of possible delays on area bridges as MaineDOT bridge maintenance engineers conduct routine inspections on several bridges.

Inspections are scheduled to begin after the morning commute and continue into the afternoon. MaineDOT will be utilizing an underbridge crane to conduct the inspections, and must close one lane of traffic during the inspections. Each of the bridges to be inspected have multiple lanes of traffic, so traffic delays are expected to be minimal.

The inspections are expected to last approximately one hour. MaineDOT plans to inspect the Oakdale Northbound and Southbound Bridges over the Little Androscoggin River on Washington Street (Routes 4/202/100) and the Iron Bridge on Route 136 on Thursday, December 9. On Friday, crews will inspect the James Longley Memorial Bridge over the Androscoggin and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial West Bridge.