Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Amy Volk Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan
AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator Amy Volk (R-Cumberland) has announced local transportation projects included in the Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for Calendar Years 2017, 2018 and 2019. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more than $2.3 billion and encompasses 2,411 projects across the state.
The Work Plan includes everything from capital projects and programs to maintenance, operations projects and other activities.
The projects and activities listed for Calendar Year 2017 are more firmly funded and have definite schedules, while listings for 2018 and 2019 are more subject to change based on funding and prices, permitting variables and seasonal weather conditions. There are more than 1,200 projects scheduled for 2017.
Among the projects scheduled in Senate District 30 are road maintenance and a bike/pedestrian path on the Eastern Trail in Scarborough, bridge work and wetlands mitigation on the Gorham Bypass Project, and maintenance on the Broadturn Road and Routes 22, 117 and 112 in Buxton.
“These projects are all important from a safety standpoint, but they are also critical to our economic vitality,” Senator Volk said. “We need to have fully functional roads and bridges in order to remain competitive with other states, and I believe these projects will help achieve that.”
The full work plan, including an interactive plan that is searchable by municipality, can be accessed on the Maine Department of Transportation’s website at: http://www.maine.gov/mdot.