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 Sebago Lake region. The plan is released annually with an outline of the Maine Department of Transportation’s strategy for road, bridge and other transportation upgrades and maintenance projects.
“As chair of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee, I appreciate the amount of work that is required to maintain our roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure,” said Sen. Diamond. “These projects will make traveling in the Sebago Lake region safer and easier for everyone.”
According to the MDOT, the work plan covers approximately $2.59 billion worth of construction and maintenance, which includes 2,051 work items. The three-year plan estimates MDOT will invest in 171 miles of highway construction and rehabilitation; 858 miles of pavement preservation; 1,800 miles of light capital paving for roads and highways; 170 safety and spot improvements; and 148 bridge projects.
The following breakdown is the planned capital and maintenance work for some communities in Senate District 26 in 2020:
On-road sidewalk/trail construction on Tandberg Trail in Windham, beginning at Basin Road and extending to Route 302.
Bridge repair on Great Falls #1 Bridge (#6210), which carries Windham Center Road over the Presumpscot River in Windham.
Replace one joint and repair the other, apply silact treatment to wearing surface and repair abutment on Narrows Bridge (#2998) over Ditch Brook, located 260 feet west of Running Brook Road in Windham.
Ditching under guardrail on Route 302 in Windham starting 0.1 miles west of Bailey Drive extending to Johnson Road 1.7 miles west to the Route 302 and 202 Rotary, at Red Hawk Lane extending 1.21 miles west to the Raymond - Windham town line.
Highway Safety and Spot Improvements
Installation of traffic signal at the intersection of Route 202 and Falmouth Road in Windham.
Large Culvert Improvements
Improvements to a large culvert (#46309) located 0.1 miles north of Bramble Hill Road in Casco.
The entire MDOT three-year work plan can be viewed at: www.maine.gov/mdot/projects/workplan/