Drivers seeking to cross over to or from South Portland after 7 p.m. Wednesday or before 6 a.m. Thursday should be thinking now about finding another way. The Maine Department of Transportation reiterated this news today after warning folks the first time last week:
Motorists need to be aware of the Veterans Memorial Bridge closure Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 7 p.m. to Thursday Nov. 17 at 6 a.m. Traffic headed northbound on I-295 will be detoured to Exit 5 to the Fore River Parkway accessing the Veterans Intersection where US Route 1 and Valley Street intersect. Traffic from Main Street in South Portland will get on I-295 North and use Exit 5 to access the Fore River Parkway.
Detour signs will be in place for this period, as crews continue working to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge, with on and off overnight closures to minimize traffic impacts.