Canoe race to cause delays

Posted April 15, 2010, at 11:23 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Police Department reminds motorists to expect traffic delays and road closures Saturday during the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards noted in a public service announcement that there will be some minor traffic delays on Broadway, or Route 15, as well as a detour at the Six Mile Falls Bridge between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition, a section of Bruce Road will be closed for part of the day. Signs will be posted to help motorists.

According to Edwards, inbound traffic on Broadway will be diverted at Six Mile Falls Bridge onto Finson Road and then to Ohio Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To avoid delays caused by traffic congestion at the bridge, motorists are encouraged to use McCarty Road in Glenburn to reach Ohio Street.

Traffic on the Six Mile Falls Bridge will be reduced to one lane for outbound traffic, Edwards said. The bridge will have heavy pedestrian use during the race, which will cause vehicle traffic to move slowly and cause minor traffic delays, he warned. Motorists should use caution when approaching this area on Saturday, he stressed.

Traffic on Valley Avenue will be one-way to Bruce Road, which will be closed to traffic from Kenduskeag Avenue, he said. Limited parking will be available along Valley Avenue during the race.

Edwards said Bruce Road will be closed to through-traffic from Kenduskeag Avenue. Bruce Road residents, however, will be allowed to travel to and from their homes.

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