This time of year, this is important news to keep an eye on, especially considering how many folks hit the road for vacations or how many folks from points south hit the road to vacation up this way. Here’s today’s official schedule update from the Maine Department of Transportation on the repairs coming for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting Kittery with Portsmouth, N.H.:
The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH, will be closing nightly for safety repairs starting the night of July 5th, with completion slated for August 1st. Crews will be installing prefabricated steel barriers as a supplemental safety measure due to the corroded guardrail along the length of the bridge. The center lift span will have a temporary guardrail installed that will be mounted on steel posts.