Sen. Bailey shares MDOT work plan for state projects

Posted: February 01, 2021 | Senator Bailey

AUGUSTA – Sen. Donna Bailey, D-Saco, is pleased to share the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for residents of Hollis, Limington, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and part of Buxton. 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 happy to see the MDOT work plan has prepared for improvements in our community,” said Sen. Bailey. “I look forward to seeing the progress they make during this year and beyond.”

According to the MDOT, the work plan covers approximately $2.71 billion worth of construction and maintenance, which includes 2,180 work items. The three-year plan estimates MDOT will invest in 100 miles of highway construction and rehabilitation; 893 miles of pavement preservation; 2,175 miles of light capital paving for roads and highways; 222 safety and spot improvements; and 166 bridge projects.

The following breakdown is the planned capital and maintenance work for the communities in Senate District 31 in 2021:

Capital Equipment Purchase:

  • In Saco, transit capital assistance from the Federal Transit Administration  — Enhanced Mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities, with FTA Grant ME-2019-003. Also York County Community Action Corp. Accessible Vehicle Replacements.

Improvements:

  • In Saco, highway intersection improvements through the Business Partnership

Initiative Program, located at the intersection of Route 1 and Flag Pond Road.

  • In Saco, reconstruction of a highway beginning at Industrial Park Road and extending east 0.88 of a mile to Route 1 through the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) Municipal Partnership Initiative (MPI).

New construction:

  • In Old Orchard Beach, new construction on West Grand Avenue on-road sidewalk/trail beginning at Pavia Road and extending north 0.16 of a mile to Ocean Avenue. PACTS Sponsored MPI.

Light Capital Paving:

  • In Buxton, light capital paving on Route 112 beginning at Main Street and extending north 6.35 miles.

Policy, Planning and Research:

  • In Old Orchard Beach, planning study through the Planning Partnership Initiative Program, of the intersections of Ocean Park, Saco Avenue, Temple Avenue, Old Salt Road, and Old Orchard Road.

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

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