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Posted on: May 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Drakes Island Road Bridge Public Meeting


Two proposed designs for the replacement of the Drakes Island Road Bridge will be presented at a public meeting on Tuesday May 23, 2023 at 6 pm at the Wells Town Office. Access to the meeting, including the ability to ask questions and make comments in real time, will also be available via Zoom. 

The Zoom link will be posted on the town home page a week before the meeting; pre-registration is not required. People who would like the meeting link emailed directly can provide their email address to 

“The date of the meeting was shifted to May from April to include the full hydrologic and hydraulic analysis. This work took longer than anticipated, but it is now complete and provides a very thorough analysis of both the existing and proposed conditions at this site,” Carol Murray, Wells Public Works Director, noted. She added that the hydraulic conditions at the bridge and in the surrounding wetlands are a very important part of this project, since this informs the height of the bridge. “Having this information available for the second public meeting is critical,” she said.

CMA Engineers will present two different design alternatives, along with an analysis of the effects of doing nothing. This "No-Build" analysis is always created for an engineering project to provide a benchmark situation against which to compare the build alternatives. 

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