News Release for May 2, 2014

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


Work to Begin on Kittery Overpasses

Kittery – Beginning in May, a MaineDOT contractor will begin necessary painting of two overpasses in Kittery. This work is weather dependent so the dates and times may change. The work necessitates a change in traffic patterns at both locations. Please allow extra time or seek alternate routes.

Work on the Ramp M overpass is expected to start on Monday, May 5th. Ramp M spans the northbound I-95 on-ramp from the Kittery traffic circle. Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Because the staging area is beneath the span, one of the two northbound on-ramp lanes will be closed 24/7 throughout the project duration. The work is expected to continue for two weeks, weather permitting.

The Wilson Road Bridge is a four-span overpass above I-95, just north of Exit 2. The northbound on-ramp acceleration lane runs under the Wilson Road overpass. This work is expected to begin on May 12th and continue for five weeks. Crews will be working at night from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. One lane of traffic, both northbound and southbound, will be maintained during those work hours. However, there will be double lane closures, both northbound and southbound, depending on the work location. Because the work location changes as crews make progress, motorists should focus on the signage and drive carefully through work zones. For those using the northbound acceleration lane, there may be a stop sign to assist with merging traffic.

When crews are not working on the Wilson Road overpass, all lanes of I-95 will be open. Traffic will not be disrupted over the Memorial Day weekend.