|For Immediate Release
February 8, 2013
Public Information Office
Project Outreach Coordinator
|Memorial Bridge Shuttle To End Service At Noon
Due to heavy snow shuttle to temporarily end service at noon, Feb 8, 2013
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces that due the heavy snow and unsafe road conditions anticipated to occur due to Winter Storm Nemo the shuttle will discontinue service at noon on February 8, 2013. The shuttle service will resume service when conditions are safe. The date and time that service will resume is undetermined but updates will be provided as the storm passes.
The regular shuttle schedule includes one shuttle operating between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine for 20 hours per day, seven days per week. From Kittery to Portsmouth, the shuttle leaves each hour, at the top of the hour, beginning at 5:00 am with the last departure at midnight. From Portsmouth to Kittery, the shuttle leaves each hour, at the bottom of the hour, beginning at 5:30 am with the last departure at 12:30 am.
When service is reinstated, the shuttle stop locations will remain the same. The Kittery shuttle stop is located at the intersection of State Road and Water Street, in front of Warren's Lobster House. The Portsmouth shuttle stop is location at the intersection of Daniel Street and Bow Street, adjacent to the Warner House.
Further information about the shuttle service and the Memorial Bridge Replacement Project can be found at www.MemorialBridgeProject.com.
The Memorial Bridge project will replace the 90-year old lift bridge that carries US Route 1 over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Archer Western Contractors, of Canton, Massachusetts is the general contractor for the $81.4 million project. The new bridge will be open to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic during the summer of 2013.