Wind Turbine Parts Will Travel Through Searsport, Hampden And Brewer
Beginning Thursday, traffic will be delayed for the next three weeks or so as parts of giant wind turbines are transported between Searsport and Clifton.
The parts will eventually come together to create a wind farm on Pisgah Mountain.
According to an article in the Bangor Daily News, three pieces a day will be transported beginning at the port in Searsport. The route will take the pieces north on Route 1A onto 202 in Hampden, then onto Interstate 395, across the bridge, before exiting onto South Main Street in Brewer. They will travel through Brewer onto North Main Street and then take Route 9 to Clifton. The convoy will be escorted by two police cruisers.
The first massive piece will depart Searsport tomorrow, Thursday, at 6AM.
When all is said and done, the five wind turbines at the Pisgah Mountain wind project will generate about 9 Megawatts of power, enough to power 3000-4000 homes.