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Route 25 project in Monroe ahead of schedule

April 7, 2019

MONROE — The bridge replacement project underway on Route 25 in town is ahead of schedule thanks to the recent good weather.

The Monroe Police Department said around 9:15 p.m. Saturday that the “perfect weather” allowed the construction crew to make significant progress, even pushing ahead of schedule for the weekend.

The roadway will remain closed throughout the weekend into Monday morning — with access to businesses still possible — as crews continue to work.

The posted detour through the area went into effect at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

The detour is expected to last at least until 6 a.m. Monday. The state Department of Transportation has approved the detour to be extended up to 9 a.m. Monday if enough work can get done so the area doesn’t have to be shut down for another weekend of work.

Business access for properties within the construction zone remains open.

Residents and those planning to pass through the area can check on updates to the project on the Facebook page for the Monroe Police Department throughout the closure.