Route 16 Saco River Bridge South Bound Traffic Only Starting March 1st

by Christian Mower on February 28, 2017

Conway, NH – The Route 16 Saco River Bridge will be limited to southbound traffic only starting tomorrow. The state department of transportation will be beginning repair work on the bridge that is expected to last into June.

The DOT will be repairing the bridge’s deck and abutments as well as replacing expansion joints and shoes. While the bridge is being worked on traffic will be detoured along Route 113 east to U.S. 302 connecting back to route 16 White Mountain Highway.

The construction is scheduled to continue till June 15th, however according to David Scott from the New Hampshire DOT said that there are incentives built into the contract to motivate the contractors to get the work done before summer traffic begins. Painting the bridge will be accomplished in the spring of 2018.