News Release for June 22, 2012

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


Traffic Restricted on Route 136 in Durham

Durham – MaineDOT was forced to take steps to ensure public safety by reducing Route 136 in Durham northbound to one lane for approximately one half mile. The area is one and a half miles north of Durham Center near the intersection of Snow Road. Alternating one-way traffic, controlled by signals, will be in place as crews monitor the stability of the bank along the Androscoggin River in this area. Geologic conditions combined with heavy rains from two weeks ago have potentially compromised the integrity of a portion of this road due to continued erosion of the river bank.

The portion of Route 136 impacted by this closure is located approximately one and a half miles south of the section of Route 136 that collapsed in June of 2010.