Windmill parts travel highways next week

Posted May 29, 2009, at 10:07 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — State police are advising Maine motorists to expect some delays during the first week of June, when a series of oversized tractor-trailers travel through part of the state to deliver large sections of windmill turbines.

The trucks’ 170-mile route will take them from Jackman along the western Maine border with Canada to the Penobscot County town of Chester, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland noted Friday in a news release.

He said the convoys, which are scheduled to move through the state on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, will be escorted by state police as they travel along Route 201 to Skowhegan and along Route 2 from Skowhegan to Hermon. From there, they will travel along a number of streets in Bangor before heading north on Interstate 95.

The travel route through Bangor will take the trucks over Odlin Road, Hammond and State streets and Hogan Road, McCausland said. Because of the width of the oversized loads, traffic on Bangor streets will be blocked at times, he said.

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