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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Preliminary designers for repair work on a bridge that connects New Hampshire to Maine are estimating construction could take until 2021 to complete.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the Maine Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Monday night in Portsmouth so contractors could interact with the public.

The Portsmouth Herald reports the Piscataqua River Bridge maintenance would cost approximately $28 million with the general contract expected to go out to bid later this year. Construction is slated to take place in early spring of 2019.

The bridge is part of Interstate 95 and connects Portsmouth to Kittery, Maine.

Design project manager Heath Cowan says the construction schedule would depend on how much winter work the prospective contractor would be able to accomplish.


Information from: Portsmouth Herald,