News Release for October 5, 2011

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


Cumberland Street In Westbrook Closed, Will Reopen By Evening Commute

WESTBROOK, Maine – MaineDOT maintenance crews have closed the Cumberland Mills Bridge in Westbrook that carries Cumberland Street over the Presumpscot River in order to make repairs to a large pothole that appeared last night.

In order to repair the 2’ x 3’ pothole, crews are removing the deteriorated concrete surrounding the pothole, then will fill in the area with a quick-setting concrete. MaineDOT crews discovered the pothole at approximately midnight last night, and began repairs to the bridge at approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning.

Cumberland Street is currently closed at the bridges, but is expected to re-open by the evening commute. Currently traffic is being detoured off Cumberland Street to Bridge Street and Main Street.

The Cumberland Mills Bridge is an 80’ long bridge that was built in 1954, and is scheduled to be replaced next year. Approximately 15,000 vehicles per day utilize the bridge.