Construction Begins on Temporary Interstate Ramps in Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Maine. (WABI) Construction began Tuesday on a new set of temporary interstate ramps in Augusta.

They will allow access between Whitten Road and I-95 exit 109-A, which is closed.

Traffic headed southbound on the interstate and traffic heading downtown or to the Capitol District should use Exit 113, 112 or 109-B.

"Pike Industries was awarded the contract last Friday. We hope to have them all ready to go by the 22nd of November. There's a good chance that it'll be prior to that because we have built in incentives into the contract," said Ted Talbot, Maine DOT's Press Secretary.

Talbot says this is phase two of three to rebuild a ramp bridge over I-95.

We're told the clearance between the bridge and the interstate will be increased by more than a foot to reduce future vehicle impacts.