Main Street Bridge project delayed

LACONIA — City Manager Scott Myers said yesterday that R.M. Piper Inc., the Plymouth firm that will reconstruct the Main Street Bridge, has delayed the start of the first phase of the project until "on or around" Monday, March 31, when traffic will be detoured.

Myers said that while activity at and around the site will increase during the week beginning Monday, March 24, the plan is to keep Beacon Street East open through the week of March 24. He said that the contractor has assured city officials that they will be given at least three days notice of any road closures.