- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BATH, Maine (AP) - A $15 million project to replace an elevated roadway in Bath is scheduled to start this spring.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1KAsJpp) that Maine Department of Transportation officials confirmed the Bath Viaduct project will start in May. Full reconstruction is expected to begin in October.

The bridge-like structure on Route 1 carries traffic over parts of Bath’s downtown and the Bath Iron Works shipyard. MDOT engineers say the viaduct’s roadway and supporting piers are worn out.

A contractor will demolish the two-lane highway bridge, the superstructure and the piers that support it. It will then be rebuilt.

MDOT spokesman Ted Talbot says the viaduct won’t be fully closed until October 2016.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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