News Release for March 15, 2018

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


Main Street in Yarmouth Closed March 17 and 18

Augusta – Main Street in Yarmouth will close at approximately 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17th and reopen at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, March 18th.

During this time, crews will work around the clock to install framework over Main Street for the new deck of the Route 1 bridge that spans Main Street. There will be no pedestrian or motor vehicle access to Main Street directly under the bridge during this 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 each way on the Route 1 bridge throughout the year of construction.

Following this closure, an 11-foot height restriction will be in place on Main Street for the duration of the project. The over-height detour will be in place and clearly marked.

This $4.1 million project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019. 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 2018 Yarmouth Clam Festival from July 19th through the 23rd.