Become A Part Of History By Signing The New Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Tomorrow
Head to Portsmouth tomorrow for this fun event!
Hey, this looks like fun! It’s an opportunity for you to leave your mark on something that will no doubt be around for a long time!
— MaineDOT (@MaineDOT1) May 17, 2017
According to maine.gov,
The SML replacement project is a joint venture between the Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation, with MaineDOT serving as the lead. This project is part of a “Three Bridge Agreement” between Maine and New Hampshire to address their jointly owned bridges spanning the Piscataqua River. The other two bridges are the “high level” bridge that carries I-95, and the Memorial Bridge that links the communities of Portsmouth and Kittery, and offers vehicle, bike and pedestrian travel.
- The design process began in 2013 and construction started in January, 2015.
- The existing bridge is scheduled to be closed from November 1st, 2016 to late September/early October, 2017.
- The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge opens to traffic late September/early October, 2017.
- The project is scheduled to be completed by June 1st, 2018.
For news and construction updates, please visit the What’s New page.