The Maine Department of Transportation will begin a $1.17 million project later this month to rehabilitate the Station 46 Bridge that spans the Maine Eastern Rail tracks in Woolwich later this month.
The project will continue until mid-August, although traffic will be most affected through mid-June, when crews start are scheduled to begin work on the underside of the bridge, according to a release from MDOT.
Most of the work will take place during the day, and two 10.5-foot lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. Wide loads will be prohibited while construction takes place.
Wyman and Simpson, Inc. of Richmond will complete the project, as well as rehabilitation of the Donald E. Davey Bridge that spans the Sheepscot River between Edgecomb and Wiscasset.
Work to replace the bridge wearing surface and joints will begin in April with an anticipated completion time of mid-June.
Two 11.5-foot lanes of traffic will be maintained from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and one lane of alternating traffic between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., according to the release.
Work may occur both day and night, but no work will be allowed between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Wide loads may be restricted.
For information on both projects and a “traffic cam” of current conditions on Route 1 in Wiscasset and Edgecomb, visit http://www.maine.gov/mdot/wtis/map/index.php.