Senator Amy Volk Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan

Contact:
Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUSTA – Maine State Senator Amy Volk (R-Cumberland) ) has announced the local transportation projects included in the Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for Calendar Years 2018, 2019 and 2020. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more than $2.3 billion and encompasses 2,262 projects across the state.

The Work Plan includes more than $1.4 billion in highway, bridge and multimodal capital work, more than $1.1 billion in highway and bridge projects and more than $296 million in multimodal capital projects.

Among the projects scheduled in Senate District 30 include highway safety improvements and rehabilitation on Route 25 in Gorham, highway paving along Route 114 in Gorham and pedestrian improvements and highway rehabilitation on Route 114 in Scarborough, as well as over $3 million to complete the Eastern Trail between Scarborough and South Portland.

“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 funding to close the gap on the Eastern Trail is especially exciting for many of my constituents.”

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.

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