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Sarah Mildred Long Bridge to close temporarily for final work

Community Author: Maine Department of Transportation
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KITTERY — The Sarah Long Bridge connecting Kittery and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will close to all traffic beginning on Monday, April 30, and remain closed through Sunday, May 6, according to a Maine Department of Transportation press release.

The anticipated warmer weather will allow the completion of work that has been deferred during the cold spring weather to date.

Work involves patching the towers at high altitudes. The contractor, Cianbro, will bring all the resources necessary including four man lifts to work on all four towers.  For this reason, traffic cannot flow underneath for the safety of the workers and of the public. In addition, a series of drones will be utilized to help prioritize what work must be completed during this closure.

While weather-dependent, the latest the bridge will reopen to traffic is anticipated to be after sunset on May 6.

After that date, there are no future plans for full daytime closures.