The Maine Department of Transportation has postponed advertising the replacement projects for the Bar Mills and Canal Bridges until January 14, 2015.
In addition, the MDOT has increased the estimated cost range of replacement for the two bridges. The Canal Bridge which carries Route 4A (Bar Mills Road) over the Saco River Canal has an estimated replacement cost of $2,050,000 to $2,620,000. The Bar Mills Bridge which carries Route 4A (Bar Mills Road in Hollis/Main Street in Buxton) over the Saco River at the Hollis-Buxton town line has an estimated replacement cost of $5,650,000 to $7,120,000.
The two bridges work together to provide the Route 4A crossing from Hollis to Buxton in the Village of Bar Mills. The total estimated cost of the project is $7,700,000 to $9,740,000.