FAIRFIELD, Maine — The northbound on-ramp to Interstate 95 at Exit 133 will be closed for the next two-and-a-half years starting Dec. 8 due to construction work on the nearby bridges spanning the Kennebec River.
Commuters who enter the interstate at Exit 133 will be detoured to nearby Exit 132 via Routes 201 and 139, while wide loads will be restricted from Exits 132 and 138 in both directions.
Reconstruction of the Clinton A. Clauson Bridge between the towns of Fairfield and Benton began this October. The two-and-a-half-year effort involves replacing the northbound and southbound bridge decks on I-95 as well as the deck of a smaller bridge just south of the Clauson Bridge that spans the Pan Am Railways track.
Traffic will be detoured using crossovers and motorists should allow extra time as speed limits will be lowered to 40 MPH northbound and 50 MPH southbound. Traffic will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction. Fines are doubled in this work zone.
This $9.3 million project is being performed by Technical Construction Inc. of Turner.