January 26, 2018

Work plan for state bridge and road projects unveiled

Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, is pleased to announce the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for the state and region. 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.
“It is critically important to maintain the integrity of our transportation infrastructure,” said Sen. Diamond. “The safety of our people and strength of our economy both depend on the quality of our roads and bridges. I appreciate the DOT’s efforts to this end.”

https://www.egcu.org/autoAccording to the MDOT, the work plan includes more than $2.3 billion worth of construction and maintenance, of which $511.1 million is scheduled for 604 capital projects in 2018. The three-year plan estimates MDOT will invest in 229 miles of highway construction; 1,128 miles of pavement preservation; 1,800 miles of light capital paving for roads and highways; 240 spot and safetyimprovements; and 260 bridge construction projects.

The following breakdown is the planned capital and maintenance work for some communities in the region in 2018:

Highway Paving
Standish, Route 114: Beginning at the southerly intersection of the Wards Cove Road in Standish and extending north 2.13 miles to the West Shore Road.
Standish: Roundabout construction located at the intersection of Route 25, Manchester Road and Saco Road.
Windham, River Road: Beginning at Route 302 and extending south 0.32 of a mile to Pottersville Road.
Windham, Falmouth Road: Beginning 0.04 of a mile north of Nash Road and extending northerly 1.16 miles.

Highway Safety and Maintenance
Baldwin/Standish: Paving beginning at Ossipee Trail Way west and extending north 12.03 miles to Depot Road.
Casco: Grader ditching and culvert replacement beginning at the intersection of Route 11 extending east 2.55 miles to the Naples/Casco town line.
Casco: Ditching and culvert replacement beginning at the intersection of Route 302 extending west 1.65 miles to the Sebago/Naples town line.
Raymond: Removing trees on Route 121 beginning at the Casco/Raymond town line and extending south 3.85 miles to the intersection of Route 302 in Raymond.
Raymond: Ditching beginning at the intersection of Egypt Road extending north 1.20 miles to the intersection of Dryad Woods Road.
Raymond: Ditching beginning at the intersection of Tower Road in Raymond and extending 7.00 miles to the Otisfield/Casco town line.
Windham, Route 302: Brush removal beginning at the intersection of Mineral Spring Road and extending north 1.15 miles to the Windham/Raymond town line.

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