Main Street utility work suspended to accommodate Dave Matthews Band concert traffic

Posted June 06, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Utility construction in the vicinity of Bangor Waterfront shut down early Friday to accommodate traffic from tonight’s sold-out Dave Matthews Band concert, according to Dana Wardwell, Bangor Public Works director.

Construction workers, the heavy machinery and the rows of orange cones were out of the Main Street work zone by mid-afternoon, well in advance of the venue’s 6 p.m. opening time.

The work on Main Street will resume Monday, Wardwell said.

The Dave Matthews Band is performing at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series. The Bangor date is one of more than 40 dates on the band’s highly anticipated 2014 North American tour.