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Sugarloaf Mountain Travel and Resort Operations Update #4

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – The Maine Department of Transportation has announced that it is working to install temporary bridges on Highway 27 after 8.5 inches of rain fell on Sunday,  damaging two bridges near Sugarloaf Mountain Resort.  The Department of Transportation believes the temporary bridges will be complete by Tuesday, September 6 and will restore normal traffic patterns to Highway 27. 

Additionally, the Department of Transportation announced that it intends to complete the permanent replacement bridges on Highway 27 by November 18 – the projected opening date for skiing and snowboarding at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Prior to the completion of the temporary bridges next Tuesday, visitors from the south should continue to use Highway 27 to arrive at Sugarloaf.  Just before arriving at the resort’s access road, at Brackett Brook Road, a small detour has been created.  This new route is less than a mile and allows drivers to avoid the damaged bridges and get to the resort and all of its amenities.

Visitors with a destination north of Sugarloaf on Highway 27 will need to follow the detour signs beginning in Kingfield.  This route will take travelers to Phillips on Highway 142, then to Rangeley via Highway 4, then arriving to Stratton and the junction of Highway 27 via Highway 16. 

For people north of Sugarloaf, a footbridge has been established.  People may park their vehicles north of the damaged bridges and cross the South Branch of the Carrabassett River on the footbridge, which will deliver them to the resort’s access road.

Resort operations are continuing as normal.  All 18 holes at the Sugarloaf Golf Club are open.  In addition, all conferences, weddings, scenic lift rides, zipline tours and hiking/mountain biking trails are open.

Questions on driving directions or resort operations can be answered by calling 800-THE-LOAF.

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About the Sugarloaf Resort– Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East and the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine.