BANGOR – People heading south on Interstate 95 in the Bangor area should prepare for a multi-year construction project to replace or repair several bridges.
The Maine Department of Transportation, along with the Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, are beginning a $44.8 million dollar project this week.
“What this project is, we’re replacing eight bridges and rehabbing a ninth bridge. They’re in Hampden, along I-95. You’ll start to notice some activity Wednesday night,” said Paul Merrill of the MDOT.
Most of the bridges were constructed 60 years ago.
Merrill said most of the work this year will be to prepare for lane shifts while the bridge work is underway over the next two years. The completion date is scheduled for the end of November 2022.
He said much of the work will be done at night, with the goal being to keep the travel lanes open.