Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Andre Cushing Announces Local Projects Included in Maine DOT Work Plan
Augusta – Senator Andre Cushing (R-Penobscot) has announced the 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 over 1,200 projects scheduled for 2017.
Among the projects scheduled in Senate District 10 include improvements to Route 1A, Route 69, Route 202 and Interstate 95 in Hampden; Route 69 and the Kennebec Road in Newburgh; Route Seven, Route 43 and Route 222 in Corinna; and Route 143 and the Snakeroot Road in Etna, to name a few.
“It’s encouraging to see the large number of projects the Department of Transportation has on the docket for Penobscot County over the next three years. Maintaining high quality roads and infrastructure is a critical component to attract new employers to the area,” said Sen. Cushing.
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.