Piscataqua River Bridge Goes Under Construction

Published: Aug. 30, 2017 at 7:26 AM EDT
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A major construction project is in the works for the Piscataqua River Bridge, which cares I-95 between Maine and New Hampshire.

Officials say it needs rehabilitation.

Some of the improvements include repairing the road deck.

It's expected to cost about $21.5 million.

The work is expected to take two to three years because much of it will be during off-peak travel times.

"It won't be as intensive, traffic will still be able to flow over the bridge. Remember this is not a replacement, this is a rehabilitation, so we can still keep traffic flowing, and remember people will be able to use the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge for their commute." Says Maine DOT Spokesman, Ted Talbot.

Work is expected to begin next summer.

Planning for the project comes as construction is wrapping up on the nearby Sara Mildred Long Bridge, which is due to open to traffic this fall.

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