News Release for March 2, 2010

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297
Mike Eldridge, MaineDOT Region Bridge Transportation Manager - 624-8225


Construction set to begin on Camden Bridge

MaineDOT bridge crews are set to begin construction on the Carle Brook Bridge, located on Route 105 in Camden. Construction is expected to begin the week of March 8, and is expected to last four months. Traffic will be limited to one lane during the construction period.

Crews will widen the bridge to 26 feet from curb to curb, and will also install new railing, new guardrails and repair the concrete abutments. If the project proceeds as planned and there are no weather-related delays, work should be completed within four months.

During the construction, one lane of the bridge will remain open to traffic. Motorists will be directed by the use of “STOP” and “PROCEED WHEN CLEAR” signs to regulate traffic. There will also be signs in advance of the project alerting motorists of the construction and changed traffic pattern.