BATH, Maine -- Repaving and Construction efforts on the Bath Viaduct Overpass are at least a week ahead of schedule according to Peter Brown, State of Maine Project Resident. The originally scheduled date of completion was to be May 23.
"The driving surface is actually cement," Brown said on Tuesday, May 1."We're not going to add additional pavement on top of what's here." While the exact completion date is a function of the next few weeks' weather, the Freeport-based construction crew is nearly completed with finishing the cement surface of the last section of bridge. The cement will take about a week to cure, and lines will have to be painted. Also, because they chose to use cement instead of pavement, the project will come in both ahead of schedule and on budget -- including a speed bonus of $10,000 per day ahead of schedule for the work crew. Photo by Roger S. Duncan.