News Feature

Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, May 30, 2019
Public to hear plans for Mill Hill Bridge replacement

by Faith DeAmbrose

The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a preliminary public meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of the Mill Hill Bridge, spanning the Mill Pond outlet at the Stonington-Deer Isle town line.

Representatives of MaineDOT will present options for the project, listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions from the public. According to a press release from the state agency, “MaineDOT is particularly interested in learning local views relative to project consistency with local comprehensive plans, discovering local resources, and identifying local concerns and issues.”

Built in 1939 (the same year as the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge), the 43-foot structure sees an estimated 2,644 cars annually and is considered to be in a state of deterioration, according to the department. The project is estimated at $240,000 and is part of the MaineDOT’s work plan for 2019.

Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the attention of Andrew Lathe, Project Manager, Maine Department of Transportation, Bridge Program, at (207) 441-7362 or at:

The meeting will be held at the Stonington town office on Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids will be provided upon advanced request.