Veranda Plan project to include overnight paving on I-295 from June 26 - July 1

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 4:45pm

PORTLAND — Next week, June 26 - July 1, the Maine Department of Transportation will be doing paving work on the new Veranda Street Bridge, which carries I-295 over Route 1 (Veranda Street) in Portland.

The traffic impacts of this work will be limited to overnight hours. A short segment of the southbound side of the interstate will be closed from 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 until 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27. Night closures will continue all week until Friday morning: those closures will occur between 9:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. Southbound traffic will use the Exit 8 ramps to detour around the work area. There will also be overnight lane closures on both sides of the interstate to accommodate shoulder paving.

Construction on the Veranda Street Bridge replacement project began in March 2021 and involved the full closure of I-295 for one weekend in late April to accommodate the rapid replacement of the interstate bridge. This project also involves a reconfiguration of the roadways underneath the bridge. Work will continue until November 2022, according to MDOT, in a news release.

The contractor on this project is Cianbro of Pittsfield. The construction contract is approximately $18.1 million.