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Emera Maine to begin work on Deer Isle Bridge

Release Date:  10-18-2018

Bangor, Maine — Emera Maine crews and contractors will begin work on the bridge from Sedgwick to Little Deer Isle this fall as part of continuing efforts to improve equipment and reliability of service. The project will begin Monday, Oct. 22, and continue through the middle of December.

Motorists will see lane closures and one-way alternating traffic enforced on the bridge to ensure workers’ safety. Wide loads greater than 10 feet also will be restricted. Please plan ahead, exercise caution and be mindful of the safety of workers when traveling in the area.

The project will enable Emera Maine to provide more reliable service to Deer Isle through the installation of a redundant electrical line and improved equipment. Efforts to improve service also include more tree trimming, removal of unhealthy trees with the potential to fall and cause outages, and use of more robust electrical wire.

Emera Maine crews and contractors will work with the Maine Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles to minimize traffic delays and facilitate transport of permitted wide loads across the bridge during the project.

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Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.