New Date – starting September 8 (day after Labor Day) Route 113 (Pequawket Trail) will be closed for 28 days as contractors remove the existing concrete structure near Watchic Rd 19 and replace it with a new precast concrete wildlife-friendly culvert box. They will also replace the guardrail on the approaches.
As of July 24, detour signs are installed and covered. They will be uncovered prior to closing the road on September 8. Message boards are in place notifying the traveling public of the closure and a public notice was placed in the Portland press herald as well.
There may be temporary day time lane restrictions with flaggers before and after the 28 days of closure. The marked detour will use Ossipee Trail/Rt 25 and Sokokis Avenue/Rt 11. More details can be found on the Maine.gov/mDOT website under Watchic Bridge Replacement or by contacting Brian Emmons of T. Buck Construction at 207-783-6223 ext 205. Click or touch here for a detailed map from the State of ME of the area the detours.