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Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Traffic Stops June 25 & 26

Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2012
Erin Courtney
CONTACT: Dan Morin (MTA)

Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Traffic Stops June 25 & 26

25-minute traffic stops at mile 70 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday nights

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Turnpike motorists will encounter intermittent 25-minute traffic stops
at mile 70 in New Gloucester starting at 10:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, 
June 26, weather permitting.  Multiple traffic stops are needed to accommodate the safe removal of the
steel girders on Chandler Mill Road Bridge that carries traffic over the Turnpike.  

Stoppages will occur for Northbound traffic on Monday, June 25 from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, 
June 26.  Southbound traffic will experience intermittent traffic stops on Tuesday, June 26 from 10:00 
p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 27.  

Motorists should be prepared for significant trip delays or seek alternate travel routes. Message boards 
will be in place to inform approaching travelers of traffic stops, and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 
broadcasts on 1610 AM will also be used to inform drivers. The Maine Turnpike Authority appreciates 
motorists’ patience and understanding. 

Wyman & Simpson is currently rehabilitating the Chandler Mill Road Bridge, including removal and
rebuilding of the entire bridge deck and structural steel.  Construction commenced in April 2012 and is expected to continue through November 2012.