Bangor bridge traffic to slow

Posted April 25, 2009, at 12:24 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Traffic on the Penobscot Bridge will be reduced from four lanes to two for about four weeks starting Monday while crews do major repairs and improvements on transportation routes in Greater Bangor.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and vehicles will be restricted to a maximum width of 10 feet during the construction.

Vehicles more than 25 feet long will be restricted to straight-through movement on the Penobscot Bridge during construction.

Vehicles more than 25 feet long that are coming from the Brewer side of the bridge and need to reach Washington, Hancock or Route 2-State streets will be directed to the posted truck detour across the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, following Short Street to the Washington Street Spur.

The state Department of Transportation asks drivers to show patience and to take extra care while driving through these work areas.

For more information or to sign up for e-mail alerts, go to www.maindot.gov.

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