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

Posted: February 02, 2024 | Senator Bailey

AUGUSTA – Sen. Donna Bailey, D-Saco, is pleased to announce the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for Senate District 31. 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.

 “I am pleased to share the details for these infrastructure projects,” said Sen. Bailey. “Now more than ever, it is critical that we invest in the bridges and roads that help us move around the state, whether it’s for school, work, or travel.”

According to the MDOT, the work plan covers a historic $4.74 billion worth of construction and maintenance. This is thanks to a vital bipartisan investment approved in the Legislature last year. A more detailed breakdown of the statewide, three-year plan can be found here.

The following breakdown is the planned capital and maintenance work for some communities in Senate District 31 in 2024:

Bridge and Structural Maintenance

  • In Saco, replacing worn surface on Route 5 at New County Road Bridge (#2603) over Saco River, located on the Saco-Biddeford Town Line.
  • In Saco, constructing new Saco Island Multimodal (Bicycle and Pedestrian) Bridge crossing the Saco River and extending the Saco-Biddeford River Walk Trail.
  • In Buxton, replacing Salmon Falls Bridge (#3708) over the Saco River, located on the Hollis-Buxton Town Line.

Highway Paving/Rehabilitation

  • In Buxton, paving Route 202 beginning 0.15 of a mile northwest of Pennell Road and extending northeast 4.17 miles; also beginning 0.04 of mile southwest of Taren Street and extending northeast 0.36 of mile.
  • In Buxton, ditching on Route 112 beginning 320 feet southeast of the intersection of Upper Egypt Road and extending 1.9 miles northwest.
  • In Old Orchard Beach, paving Old Orchard Road beginning at Saco Avenue and extending south 0.42 of miles to the Saco Town Line.
  • In Saco, paving Old Orchard Beach Road beginning at Timber Oaks Lane and extending north 0.46 of mile to the Old Orchard Beach Town Line.

Highway Safety and Spot Improvements

  • In Old Orchard Beach and Saco, improving Route 5, Route 5 South, Route 1, Route 1 South/5195 South/4195 South.

 Transit Service Area

  • In Old Orchard Beach and Saco, allocating $236,000 for Transit Capital Assistance for Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit, Federal Transit Administration 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities for urbanized area transit.
  • In Old Orchard Beach and Saco, allocating $1,360,000 for FTA Section 5307 capital projects for Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit (BSOOB).