MaineDOT releases $1.6B capital project work plan
Capital-related work includes bridge replacements, highway construction and paving, acquisition of buses and ferries, sidewalk construction, and major improvements to airports. Most capital projects in this work plan have undergone or are currently undergoing engineering and will be constructed by private contractors selected through a competitive bidding process.
Replacement of the almost 100-year-old Madawaska-Edmundston International Bridge is the largest project in the work plan at $84 million. The project is set to be advertised in the fourth quarter of 2020. Construction may not begin until 2021 depending on contract, award, and mobilization timing.
The work plan also provides $96.7 million for aviation capital needs statewide. Projects include runway and taxiway reconstruction, safety improvements and devices, and other enhancements to improve airport access and support economic development.
More than $72 million in transit capital needs are funded in the work plan to provide support to Maine’s 22 regional and local transit providers.