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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
May 4, 2012
Contacts:
Robert Landry
Bridge Design Bureau
(603) 271-3921
Public Information Office
(603) 271-6495
Portsmouth Lift Bridge Inspection Will Impact Traffic
Sarah Long Bridge Carrying US Route 1 Bypass to Kittery, ME

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a continuation of the six-month interim structural inspection at the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth is scheduled to take place from Monday, May 7, through Saturday, May 12, 2012.

This bridge carries US Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine.

The Long Bridge will have lane closures as needed and as weather permits from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily for up to six days.

Flag persons, electronic message signs, and warning signs will be used to notify motorists of the lane closure. Motorists traveling between Portsmouth and Kittery are asked to use alternate routes if possible to avoid delays.

In the event of adverse weather, the inspection work may be delayed until the next suitable workday.






New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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