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April 25, 2013

Road widening at Seabrook intersection begins May 1

Drivers should plan for delays

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Wednesday’s construction is in addition to similar work on the Route 107 bridge that has been going on for about a year. When completed, the two-lane bridge will grow to five lanes with sidewalks, and its exit and entrance ramps to I-95 will also be improved.

The improvements will hopefully not only alleviate the increase in traffic the mall was projected to bring — which was estimated to be as much as 1,700 new cars per hour — but it will also help with the current traffic problems.

“This is ultimately good for the town, and when this is all over, things will be better,” Seabrook police Chief Lee Bitomske said. “But while it’s going on, things are going to get a little rough. We’re hoping drivers will be patient.”

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