AUGUSTA – Democratic Sen. Justin Chenette of Saco is pleased to share the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for Senate District 31, which includes Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington, and part of Buxton. The plan is released annually with an outline of the Maine Department of Transportation’s strategy for road, bridge and other transportation projects throughout the state.
“Our area is poised to be the recipient of a number of important transportation related projects,” said Sen. Chenette. “The public must have access to safe roads, bridges, and railways not just for ourselves, but for the foundation of future economic growth."
According to the MDOT, the work plan includes more than $2.3 billion worth of construction and maintenance, of which $537 million is scheduled for 632 capital projects in 2017. Included are projects for highways and bridges, transit (bus), passenger and freight railroad, aviation, ferries, ports and other marine facilities, and bicycle-pedestrian access.
Sen. Chenette stressed the importance of funding for the MDOT work plan and its investment to the district and the entire state. The following breakdown is what the planned capital and maintenance work will mean for the communities of Senate District 31 in 2017:
Bridge Work (Other)
Click here to view local road assistance totals and maintenance accomplishments for 2016, the funding estimates for 2017 projects, and the full list of Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington, and Buxton projects for years 2018 and 2019.
The entire MDOT work plan can be viewed here.
1/14/2017 09:15:06 am
Justin, the intersection of Smithwheel Rd and Ocean Park Rd in OOB. It is often tough to enter the intersection from Smithwheel this time of year, and nearly impossible to turn left when the tourists arrive. We have heard a Dunkin Donuts has gained approval to be built on the corner where the vacant cabins currently sit. We have also heard the state has denied the need for a traffic light at the intersection....thoughts??
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