News Release for March 20, 2014

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


Online Survey for Auburn’s Littlefields Bridge Replacement Project

Augusta – MaineDOT has put together a survey regarding the Littlefields Bridge replacement on Hotel Road in Auburn.

During the months of July and August of 2013, the old green truss bridge was replaced with a new bridge using a technique called, “accelerated bridge construction.” This technique helped to speed up construction time by closing the Hotel Road for only 33 days to allow the contractor uninterrupted access. Without this accelerated construction, there could have been alternating one-way traffic with the project lasting several additional months.

However, the shorter duration might not be worth the additional detour time or may have been an inconvenience for some motorists. That’s why MaineDOT would like to hear from residents, travelers and businesses that were affected by the Hotel Road closure and detour route.

MaineDOT and the Federal Highway Administration have set up a survey to collect feedback. This confidential survey can be found at