June 22, 2018
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Windmill section to slow Bangor traffic

BANGOR, Maine — An oversized tractor-trailer truck carrying a section of windmill from Quebec to New Brunswick, by way of Maine, is slated to come through the region Tuesday, according to Maine State Police.

The oversized load, which will travel from Jackman to Houlton, likely will cause some traffic tie-ups, state police Lt. Don Pomelow said.

According to Pomelow, the load coming through Maine is a test run and the first of more than 30 windmill sections planned to come through the state in the months ahead as part of a windmill project in New Brunswick.

Troopers will escort the truck along Route 201 to Skowhegan, Route 2 from Skowhegan to Hermon, and then follow a number of streets in Bangor before heading north on Interstate 95.

The tractor-trailer, which is expected to reach Bangor about noon, will travel along Odlin Road, Hammond Street, State Street and then Hogan Road before getting on the interstate. Because of the width of the oversized load, traffic on those Bangor streets will be blocked for a time.

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