Today, workers will begin the nearly two year project of replacing the structure that carries Ohio Street over Interstate 95.

Demolition of the 60 year-old bridge will continue until April of this year.  The replacement structure will then open to traffic this September, but, work will continue until November of 2021.

According to the Maine Department of Transportation, during both demolition and construction, both traffic and those on foot will be detoured.  Following the opening of the new bridge in September, there will be alternating one-way traffic.

Meanwhile down below on the Interstate between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Mondays through Thursday, there will be complete closure of either the southbound or northbound lanes, so work can continue safely.

For more information about detours, visit THIS page of the MDOT.

The new Ohio Street Bridge will be 18 inches higher than the old one and will be made with non-corrosive materials to both last longer and cut back on maintenance.

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