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To Offset Impact of I-395 Connector, MaineDOT Wants to Preserve Wetlands

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) seeks to preserve more than 1,600 acres of wetlands to compensate for the environmental impact of the planned construction of a controversial 6-mi.-long connector between I-395 in Holden and Maine Route 9 in Eddington....


Three-Way Plan to Upgrade Traffic Issues at Maine's The Downs

A proposed five-year traffic improvement plan may come to fruition because of a three-way partnership between the town of Scarborough, the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and developers of The Downs....


Work to Step Up on Building Long-Awaited Roundabout in Portland, Maine

Construction soon will move into high gear on a long-awaited roundabout project in Portland, Maine, disrupting traffic flow at the intersection of Deering Avenue, Brighton Avenue and Falmouth Street. Work initially began in May 2020 on the heavily traveled corridor near the University of Maine School of Law....


New Construction Will Extend Brewer, Maine's Popular Riverfront Trail

Visitors to Brewer's Riverwalk will be able to extend their trips along the path in a couple of years, with the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) announcing that a 300-yard extension to the mile-long trail is in the works....


Waterville, Maine, Starting $11.2M Downtown Realization Project

A long-anticipated $11.27 million project in Waterville, Maine, to change the traffic pattern on Main and Front streets and improve sidewalks and intersections is planned to start March 15. The work will kick off with the removal of islands at the intersection of Bridge, Water, Main and Front streets....


Unilateral Slide Building Method to Be Used on Portland, Maine, Bridge

A century-old bridge in Gardiner, Maine, recently was replaced using 21st-century technology that accelerates the construction process. The town's Bridge Street Bridge, which carries U.S. Highway 201 over Cobbosseecontee Stream, became the second bridge in Maine to utilize the unilateral slide method....


Acadia Gateway Center's $23M Phase 2 Construction Set for 2021

The National Park Service (NPS) is poised to start the second phase of construction of its Acadia Gateway Center, on Route 3 in Trenton, Maine, due to a $9 million infusion of cash from the federal government....


Report Identifies Bridges in Need of Repair, Replacement

Fourteen percent of bridges statewide and nine percent of bridges in Southern Maine are structurally deficient according to a new report released Nov. 1 by TRIP, a Washington, DC-based national transportation organization....


In Need of Workers, Maine Hires Contractors to Plow Roads

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads. The Portland Press Herald reported the state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to the Ohio-based company First Vehicle Services....


Tide Floats Sarah Mildred Long Span Into Place

The float-in of the lift span for the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which connects Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, N.H., across the Piscataqua River, took place the morning of Oct. 18. On Oct. 17, the navigational channel was closed to all vessels — from kayaks to tankers — within a 300-yd....






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