For many commuters and townsfolk in a congested area of Bath, the news will be welcomed. According to the Bangor Daily News, the Bath viaduct, which has been closed since late-October, will reopen almost one full month ahead of schedule. The company completing the project, Reed & Reed Construction, expects to have the viaduct open before May 5th.

That will be music to the ears of commuters and tourists, who both use the viaduct to experience the coastline. It's part of the key Route 1 artery that brings people to Damariscotta, Rockland and several state parks along the way. Many were crossing their fingers that the project would run smoothly and be open by Memorial Day weekend. They got their wish.

There will continue to be construction done in the area however. The roads underneath and adjacent to the viaduct will continue to be improved. There's also a plan in place for nearly 2,000 feet of new sidewalks as well. Those improvements are not expected to cause many traffic delays and should be completed by sometime in July.