News Release for April 20, 2017

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


Work to Begin on Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Prospect - The Penobscot Narrows Bridge, connecting Verona Island and Prospect over the Penobscot River, will have new pavement and waterproofing membrane installed between April 24 and June 6.

From April 24 to April 30, a single shoulder will be closed on the bridge. Between May 1 and May 19 traffic over the bridge will be reduced down to one lane of alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Drivers using Route 1 and Route 174 will need to plan on delays of up to 3 minutes.

Between May 1 and May 19, crews are allowed to work 7 days a week, 24 hours per day while the bridge is reduced to only one lane. Work after the bridge is reopened to two lanes will take place only at night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. No work or lane closures are allowed between noon time on May 26 and 8 a.m. on May 30 to avoid Memorial Day weekend traffic.

This project will insure the bridge has a smooth riding surface and the superstructure is protected for many decades to come.

Drivers are reminded to pay attention to the flaggers within the work zone and to not block entrances to businesses along Route 1.

Construction work is weather-dependent so the schedule may change.

Lane Construction Corporation of Portland will be performing this $2.5 million project.