Work plan for state bridge and road projects unveiled

Posted: January 19, 2018 | Senator Libby

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

“I’m glad to see the Department of Transportation making these investments in Lewiston,” said Sen. Libby. “At the same time, I continue to be deeply troubled by the record number of pedestrian deaths recently. All road users from drivers to bicyclists to pedestrians should be safe on Maine’s roads. I will continue to fight for increased funding for pedestrian safety projects.”

According 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 3 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 safety improvements; and 260 bridge construction projects.

The following breakdown is the planned capital and maintenance work in Lewiston in 2018:

Highway construction and rehabilitation:

  • Work on East Avenue from Fairlawn Avenue to Homefield Street
  • Work on River Road from the Alfred A. Plourde Parkway to Razel Way
  • Work on Stetson Road from Main Street to College Street
  • Work on the Crowley Road through Lewiston, Lisbon and Sabattus

Surface and base maintenance:

  • Work on Route 202/the James B Longley Memorial Bridge to establish a smooth transition on each side

Public transportation:

  • Work on operating assistance, capital assistance, and ADA operating for Citylink Bus
  • Work on urban transit planning for the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Click here to view local road assistance totals and maintenance accomplishments for 2017, the funding estimates for 2018 projects, and the full list of Lewiston projects for years 2019 and 2020.

The entire MDOT work plan can be viewed here.