Published Saturday October 10th, 2009
ST. STEPHEN - A new era for St. Stephen and Calais, Maine, might begin in another six weeks, a Maine government spokeswoman said this week.
However, it will likely happen next month, people on each side of the river say.
"We are tentatively looking at a date of Nov. 21," Maine Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meg Lane said Thursday. "That's how it appears now."
"They're talking about some dates towards the end of November," said Andrew Holland with the New Brunswick Department of Transportation.
Opening the third bridge will divert large trucks and other through traffic, forcing businesses downtown businesses in St. Stephen and Calais, Maine, to adapt.
Some businesses will miss the drive-by traffic. However, long line-ups of transport trucks backed up Milltown Boulevard - like the one Friday morning - to clear United States customs and immigration will become a memory.
Local traffic will still use the two old bridges - at Ferry Point linking Milltown Boulevard, St. Stephen, to Main Street, Calais, and the Milltown Bridge not far below the new bridge.
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