Be aware of lane closures, equipment, flaggers and workers as you drive over one of Maine's scariest bridges.

Emera Maine and other contractors will begin a project that will improve the reliability of their service to the Deer Isle/Stonington areas this Monday, October 22nd, and the work will continue until sometime in the middle of December.

What's that mean to folks that drive on Rte. 15 between Sedgewick and Deer Isle?  Lane closures and one-way alternating traffic.  Vehicles and loads that are wider than 10 feet will also be restricted.

"The project will enable Emera Maine to provide more reliable service to Deer Isle through the installation of a redundant electrical line and improved equipment. Efforts to improve service also include more tree trimming, removal of unhealthy trees with the potential to fall and cause outages, and use of more robust electrical wire", according to a press release received yesterday.

The 1,088 ft long Deer Isle Bridge hovers 85 feet over Eggemoggin Reach at it's highest point and was completed back in 1939.

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