HAMPDEN — The Maine Department of Transportation will be closing Emerson Mill Road to traffic at the I-95 bridges as needed to accommodate ongoing construction work on the Hampden Bridge Bundle Project.
These closures may happen between Monday, December 21 and Friday, January 8, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Road closures will not occur on Saturday nights, Sunday nights, or holidays, according to MDOT, in a news release.
The Hampden Bridge Bundle Project involves rebuilding eight bridges and rehabilitating a ninth bridge along a four-mile stretch of I-95 in Hampden. The eight bridge replacements are happening on both the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate at four sites between Exits 174 and 180. Three of these bridge pairs cross the Souadabscook Stream and one pair crosses Emerson Mill Road and the Central Maine & Quebec Railway. The one bridge rehabilitation involved this project is happening at the Exit 180 off-ramp on Cold Brook Road over I-95.
The contractor on the Hampden Bridge Bundle Project is Cianbro Corporation. The contract amount is $44.8 million.
The estimated completion date of the project is November 30, 2022.