Sen. Libby shares MDOT work plan for state bridge and road projects

Posted: January 23, 2020 | Senator Libby

Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, is pleased to announce the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for the City of Lewiston. 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.

“Maine’s transportation infrastructure is vitally important for everyone, whether they’re walking to school, driving to work, or shipping goods to customers locally or around the world,” said Sen. Libby. “Ensuring the maintenance and integrity of our current infrastructure, while finding ways to constantly make it safer and more environmentally sustainable are essential to our way of life.”

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 some of the planned capital and maintenance work for Lewiston in 2020:

Highway Safety and Spot Improvements:

  • Fiber optic interconnection, vehicle detection, signal upgrades, and ADA improvements at selected intersections
  • Work on River Road from Alfred A. Plourde Parkway going north 0.66 miles to Razel Way
  • Preliminary engineering for work on East Avenue from Fairlawn Avenue going southwest 0.45 miles to Homefield Street

Highway Construction/Rehabilitation:

  • Work on River Road from Mount Hope Avenue going south 0.65 miles to Razel Way
  • Work on Stetson Road from Main Street going southeast 0.66 miles to College Street

Highway Paving:

  • Work on Route 196 in Lewiston and Lisbon from 0.17 miles west of Route 9 going northwest 7.05 miles

The entire MDOT three-year work plan can be viewed here.