MaineDOT

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. Phase One of the center, completed in 2012, was a bus maintenance facility, park-and-ride lot, propane fueling station, access road and administrative offices for Downeast Transportation, the nonprofit operator of the Island Explorer shuttle bus system and countywide transit systems.

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. A bridge is structurally deficient if there is significant deterioration of the bridge deck, supports or other major components.

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.

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.

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) held its annual spring meeting in Portland, Maine, during the week of May 22. More than 450 of the nation's top transportation officials, including commissioners/cabinet secretaries of transportation, chief engineers and policy staff from 46 states gathered to discuss the latest in industry policies and innovations.

MaineDOT and its contractors have opened the new Bath Viaduct to traffic approximately 25 days ahead of schedule. Paving and striping were completed, and workers removed the barriers and changed signs to allow Route 1 traffic to flow over the new viaduct on the morning of May 3.

Working with the Bar Harbor community, MaineDOT began preparations for the reconstruction and improvement of Route 3 in 2011. Engaging with residents and business owners through a planning committee that included representatives of Acadia National Park, a vision statement for the project was developed:“To provide a safe, efficient and aesthetically pleasing transportation corridor that encourages multiple uses and maintains or enhances the historic standards representative of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.”The group recommended “two 11-ft.

Crews have begun the construction of a new interchange on Interstate 95 at Trafton Road in Waterville. The Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, Maine, was the successful low bidder for the $4.66 million project. The project consists of a half-cloverleaf pattern at Trafton Road near the Sidney town line, allowing motorists to get on or off in either the north or southbound direction.

Crews have begun the construction of a new interchange on Interstate 95 at Trafton Road in Waterville. The Sargent Corporation of Stillwater, Maine, was the successful low bidder for the $4.66 million project. The project consists of a half-cloverleaf pattern at Trafton Road near the Sidney town line, allowing motorists to get on or off in either the north or southbound direction.

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) Heavy trucks will be barred from using a bridge linking Brunswick and Topsham over top of the Androscoggin River after inspections revealed the rapid deterioration of structural steel. The Maine Department of Transportation announced that a 25-ton limit will be posted on the Frank J.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) and Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) have decided to permanently close to motor vehicle traffic the 76-year-old Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine.