FALMOUTH — The Leighton Road bridge has reopened to traffic, almost a month after the planned October completion date.

The Maine Turnpike Authority closed the bridge in September to complete repairs and modifications, including increasing the clearance under the bridge for turnpike traffic, bridge deck replacement, concrete pier and abutment repairs, and joint replacements.

According to a statement from the MTA, temporary pavement was put on the roadway so the bridge could be opened during the holidays and winter months.

The bridge will have to be closed again for about one week in the spring to permanently pave the bridge, roadway approaches and nearby driveways.

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