Road work to close part of Route 1 in Brunswick next week

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 4:30pm

BRUNSWICK — The Maine Department of Transportation will be replacing a culvert on Route 1 (Old Portland Road) in Brunswick next week. The new culvert will be bigger than the existing one to increase the resiliency of this infrastructure.

This work requires the full closure of part Route 1 from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. The closure area is approximately three miles north of where Route 1 meets I-295 at Exit 24 in Freeport and just south of the junction of Route 1 and Highland Road.

Northbound traffic should use I-295 between Exit 24 in Freeport and Exit 28 in Brunswick. Southbound traffic will use I-295 between Exit 28 in Brunswick and Exit 22 in Freeport. MaineDOT is setting up message boards to notify drivers of the closure and detours, according to MDOT, in a news release.

The contractor on this project is Gordon Contracting of Sangerville. The contract amount is 300,000.