News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, May 2, 2013
Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge work begins, first part to last through May

by Jessica Brophy

As of Monday, April 29, work has begun on the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge.

For the next month, through the end of May, alternating one-way flagger-controlled traffic will mark the bi-annual bridge inspection. The Maine DOT said travelers should expect slight delays.

Following the inspection work, beginning in June and lasting through September, a series of work projects will begin on the bridge which range from tightening cables to adding aviation lights to the top of the bridge towers.

All lane closures will be done by flaggers with cones. This means weekend and after-hours traffic can use the bridge as normal. There may be times when work will take place overnight, and in these cases flaggers will continue to direct traffic during that time, said bridge engineer consultant Evan Lowell during a March 12 DOT public hearing.