News Release for August 2, 2011

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


Sweetser Bridge In Gray To Close For Two Months For Repairs

GRAY, Maine -- Starting on Monday, August 8, the Sweetser Bridge in Gray, which spans the Royal River on the Depot Road, will close for approximately 60 days for repairs.

Construction crews will be replacing the deteriorating concrete deck on the bridge with a new bridge deck. These repairs are expected to extend the life of the bridge by another thirty years.

Crews will also construct a new at-grade rail crossing on the Depot Road near the bridge, which will result in smoother, safer crossings for motorists.

Between August 8 and October 8, motorists will be directed to a detour that utilizes Routes 115 and 231.