Veterans Memorial Bridge southbound to be closed Thursday night for repairs

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PORTLAND — The southbound lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed the night of Thursday, Jan. 7, so crews can fix a failing bridge joint.

The Maine Department of Transportation said motorists should use the Fore River Parkway on-ramp and Exit 5 to access Interstate 295 southbound during the closure.

DOT said the bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8.

The work, however, depends on good weather. If poor weather is forecast for Thursday, repairs will be moved up to the night of Wednesday, Jan. 6.

DOT crews will reset parts of the bridge joint with concrete and repair drains.