News Release for March 1, 2013

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


Woolwich Bridge Rehabilitation Begins This Month

Woolwich – MaineDOT is rehabilitating the Station 46 Bridge that spans the Mane Eastern Rail tracks in Woolwich starting this month. While this effort will continue until mid-August, traffic impacts will end by mid-June when crews start repairing the underside of the bridge. Though most of the work will take place during the day, two 10 ft. 6 inch lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. Wide loads will be prohibited while construction is under way.

The contract for this bridge rehabilitation has been awarded to Wyman and Simpson, Inc. of Richmond for $1.17 million.

Additionally, Wyman and Simpson will be rehabilitating the Donald E. Davey Bridge that spans the Sheepscot River between Edgecomb and Wiscasset. Work to replace the bridge wearing surface and joints will begin in April with an anticipated completion time of mid-June. There will be two 11 ft. 6 inch lanes of traffic from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and one lane of alternating traffic between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Work may occur both day and night, but no work will be allowed on Sundays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wide loads may be restricted.

We know this essential structural work may be inconvenient for motorists, so please allow extra time or seek alternate routes.

MaineDOT has created up a website for additional information for both of these projects. There you will find a map and traffic cams displaying current conditions on Route 1 in Wiscasset and Edgecomb.