KITTERY — Work on the Piscataqua River (I-95) Bridge will result in significant lane closures and traffic shifts this week to accommodate median work. This median work is expected to continue until October 2021, according to Maine Department of Transportation, in a news release.
Crews will be closing the southbound right travel lane, Monday, Nov. 16, beginning at 5:30 a.m. The contractor will close another lane Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m., to accommodate a traffic shift.
The southbound side will be back open to two lanes by 5 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The southbound left travel lane on the bridge will remain closed.
Crews will open the bridge to three lanes (closer to the outside edge of the bridge) by 4 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 20.
The northbound right travel lane is already closed. The contractor will close another lane at 10 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 20, to accommodate a traffic shift. The northbound side will be back open to two lanes by 7 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 21.
The northbound left travel lane on the bridge will remain closed. Crews will open the bridge to three lanes (closer to the outside edge of the bridge) by 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Like all outdoor construction work, this schedule is heavily dependent on weather conditions, according to MDOT.
This bridge work is part of the "Maine Ahead" project, which also involves the Maine Turnpike Authority and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The improvements on the Piscataqua River Bridge and at the York Toll Plaza will revitalize Maine's southern gateway. High-speed tolling will be available in York, and part-time shoulder use will be an option on the bridge.
Drivers should obey work-zone speed limits and be alert and careful while passing our crews. Our primary focus is the safety of both our crews and the traveling public.