Detour planned on Route 1 in South Portland

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Crews are expected to work continuously for two days next week to remove an unused Route 1 overpass in the vicinity of Lincoln Street.

Workers will be at the site from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, through 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Transportation.

Traffic will be detoured from Route 1 (Main Street) via Lincoln Street. The detour will be in effect for 45.5 hours.

The overpass became unnecessary after interchange improvement work was completed last year, DOT spokesman Ted Talbot said. 

Residents and businesses in the area will experience the normal construction noise of trucks and equipment through the day and night, but a hydraulic hammer used to remove the concrete deck will be used between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The work is being performed by Shaw Brothers Construction of Gorham.

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A portion of Route 1 in South Portland will be closed Jan. 10-12 while crews remove an out-of-use overpass near Lincoln Street. Police will guide a detour while the work is completed.