Miramant announces Knox County transportation projects

Mar 07, 2019

Augusta — State Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden, has announced the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan and what it means for the 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.

Paving projects include Route 105 in Appleton; Route 1 in Camden and Lincolnville; Cross Road in Cushing; Route 1 in Cushing and Thomaston; Main Street on North Haven; Route 73 in St. George and South Thomaston; Route 220 in Friendship; Route 1 in Rockland and Rockport and on North Haven Road; and West Main Street on Vinalhaven.

Bridge projects include improving the Main Street Bridge on Route 1 in Camden over Megunticook River; work on Lane Island Bridge over the Tidal Flow on Vinalhaven; and work in Warren on the Rockland Rail Bridge over Nichols River and Georges River.

Ditching and culvert maintenance will be done on Route 97 in Warren, Friendship and Cushing; Colonel Stairs Road in Waldoboro; Route 220 in Friendship; Route 235 in Union and Hope; Route 1 in Rockland; Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston and South Thomaston; Common Road in Union; Wottons Mill Road in Union; north of the Waldoboro town line in Warren; and Route 97 in Friendship beginning at Route 220 to Route 1 in Warren.

New construction includes Route 105 in Camden beginning at Matthew John Avenue; Route 1 beginning at Quarry Hill Road in Camden; the Fish Pier in Rockland at the intersection of Weeks Street and Commercial Street; the Vinalhaven Ferry Slip on Vinalhaven; and expanding the crew quarters on Vinalhaven.

Other projects will include stabilizing the slope on Route 1 in Camden northeast of Harden Avenue; making improvements at Sharp's Point Marina located off Mechanic Street in Rockland; cleaning under the guardrail on Route 17 in Rockport to the Rockport-Rockland town line; and making safety and infrastructure improvements at Knox County Regional Airport in Rockland.

According to DOT, the work plan includes more than $2.44 billion worth of construction and maintenance.

 

 

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