Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Joyce Maker Announces Local Projects Included in Maine DOT Work Plan
Augusta – Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) 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 6 include improvements to Ridge Road in Addison; Route 187 in Addison, Columbia Falls and Jonesport; Route 9 in Alexander, Baileyville, Baring Plt and Crawford; Route 191 in Baring Plt, Berry Twp, Cathance Twp, Cooper, East Machias, Marion Twp and Meddybemps; Bridge St. in Beals and Jonesport; North Main St. and Route 1 in Cherryfield; Route 9 in Crawford, Day Block Twp, T24 MD BPP, T26 ED BPP, T30 MD BPP and Wesley; Route 191 in Cutler, East Machias, Machiasport and Whiting; Routes 1 and 191 in East Machias; Route 1 in Edmunds Twp, Whiting, Harrington, Jonesport and Whitneyville; Route 187 in Jonesboro and Jonesport; and Route 1 in Talmadge, Topsfield, Waite and Whiting.
“It is very encouraging to see that the Department of Transportation plans to commit so many resources to improving the roadways and infrastructure in Washington County,” said Sen. Maker. “Safe travel along our roads, bridges and at our airports should always be a top priority, and I look forward to seeing the progress on these projects.”
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.