News Release for November 16, 2017

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


Main Street in Yarmouth to be Closed

Yarmouth – Main Street in Yarmouth will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17th and will reopen on Monday, November 20th at 4:00 a.m. while crews work around the clock to demolish parts of the Route 1 bridge that spans Main Street.

There will be no motor vehicle or pedestrian access to Main Street directly under the bridge during the weekend.

Route 1 will remain open during the Main Street closure and drivers will still be able to access Route 1 from Main Street via York and School Streets. There will be one lane of traffic in each direction on the Route 1 bridge throughout the one year of construction. This $4.1 million project is expected to be completed by November of 2018.

The new bridge will include a 5-foot paved sidewalk on the east side of Route 1 and a new 10-foot multi-use path on its west. New lighting, railings and illuminated crosswalks will be installed to ensure safety. The new bridge will also have an extra foot of clearance underneath on Main Street from 14 feet 7 inches to 15 feet 6 inches.

All construction will be suspended during the Yarmouth Clam Festival from July 19th to the 23rd.