News Release for November 30, 2015

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


Northy Bridge in Whitefield to Close Indefinitely

Whitefield – The Maine Department of Transportation has decided to close the Northy Bridge on Howe Road in Whitefield indefinitely beginning on Friday morning, December 4th, 2015.

While this bridge had been posted to a lower weight limit, MaineDOT, through its continued inspections, have recognized the advanced deterioration of this structure, necessitating its permanent closure.

Beginning on Friday morning, motorists will begin traveling the intersection of the Howe Road and Vigue Road in a northerly direction along the Vigue Road to the intersection of Vigue Road and Route 17 in Windsor, then proceed easterly along Route 17 to the intersection of Howe Road and Route 17 in Whitefield. This entire route is approximately 2.6 miles.

Motorists are encourages to drive safely and courteously through the residential detour route.

It is anticipated the Northy Bridge will close before the morning commute on Friday, December 4th.