The Llewellyn G. Estes Memorial Bridge in Outdated City will shut for many of the day Tuesday, when a contractor will arrange a crane wanted to construct a brief bridge later this yr, the town introduced Friday.
The bridge is greater than 70 years outdated and thought of structurally poor. It consists of two buildings that carry Stillwater Avenue throughout the Stillwater River.
The closure will solely final from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and is a part of a long-anticipated challenge to interchange the deteriorating bridge. Forward of the closure, the Maine Division of Transportation will place signage guiding folks by way of the detour.
Site visitors shall be directed from Stillwater Avenue to Route 2A, or School Avenue, to Route 2, or Most important Road, and to Route 16, or Bennoch Highway, in keeping with data that Outdated City shared on its Fb web page.
The closure will permit contractor Reed & Reed, Inc. to erect the crane with out placing autos touring by way of the realm in peril.
The crane will later be used to construct a two-way, momentary bridge, which might take away weight restrictions on Stillwater Avenue and should be completed earlier than the everlasting bridge substitute can occur.
That challenge is estimated to price $28,787,000, Maine DOT spokesperson Damian Veilleux mentioned earlier this month.
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