On Facebook yesterday, Bangor City Councilor Ben Sprague shared a photo and post about a new traffic light. Normally this wouldn't be that big a deal, but it's helping out with the whole Ohio Street bridge repair/detour. Currently, folks can't cross the bridge over I-95 on Ohio Street.

It's located at the corner of Westland and Union streets, and will likely remain there until August/September when they open the bridge back up to one lane of traffic. At that point, traffic will be able to cross the bridge without a detour.

Sprague also shed some light on all the noise that folks have been chirping about on social media. A friend of mine posted last week on Facebook about the hours that they were keeping for construction. As Ben pointed out in his post, it's necessary to be doing the work at night because day work would back traffic up dangerously.

However, he implied that the noisiest parts of the job should be over by April.The workers are trying their best to limit the noisiest of the noisiest between 8:30pm and 10:30pm, and doing the quieter work during the overnight hours. So there is some relief in sight for all the noise in the neighborhoods.

Here's the one thing to always keep in mind during this... The bridge in question is very old, and is NOT in good shape. Many bridges throughout Maine are downright dangerous and in need of repairs. And this bridge is one of them. So hang tight friends. It won't be that much longer.

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