WABI reports bog boardwalk to close early for season

WABI (Channel 5) reported the Orono Bog Boardwalk will close six weeks earlier than usual to accommodate ongoing reconstruction efforts. The boardwalk, which is jointly managed by the University of Maine, the city of Bangor and the Orono Land Trust, has been under construction for the past eight years, with planned completion in 2019, according to the report. “We spend probably 4,500 hours every year out here and this will take a few hundred volunteer hours to get everything done,” said Jim Bird, the director of the boardwalk. He estimated almost 25,000 people have used the boardwalk since it opened for the season in May. The boardwalk closes this year on Saturday, Oct. 13, WABI reported.