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MaineDOT Asset Management - Highways

Below is MaineDOT's methodology to provide a fair, structured framework to prioritize programs and projects. There are two parts - the Highway Corridor Priority (HCP), and the Customer Service Level (CSL).

See the glossary for the descriptions of each level in the priorities.

This data is available for viewing in the MaineDOT Map Viewer. Go to our "Search Map by Town" page to view maps by town.

Highway Corridor Priority (HCP)

The first part of the method, the Highway Corridor Priority (HCP), categorizes our highway assets into six levels of priorities.

Highway Corridor Priority Miles % Miles % Traffic Example
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Priority 1 1730 7 % 41 %
The Interstate, Brewer-Calais Rte 9, Newport-Gilead Rte 2, Houlton-Madawaska Rte 1
Priority 2 960 4 % 12 %
The National Hwy System, Caribou-Ft. Kent Rte 161, Bangor-Greenville Rte 15, Ellsworth-Eastport Rte 1, Lewiston-Bethel Rte 11/26
Priority 2 Highway
Priority 3 1980 8 % 17 %
Manchester-Farmington Rte 17, Saco-Fryburg Rte 5, Lincoln-Vanceboro Rte 6, Sherman-Ft. Kent Rte 11
Priority 3 Highway
Priority 4 1970 8 % 9 %
Major Collectors not included above
Priority 4 Highway
Priority 5 2480 11 % 8 %
Minor Collectors not included above
Priority 5 Highway
Priority 6 14390 61 % 13 %
Local Roads & Streets
Priority 6 Highway
* Data based on 2010 asset inventory

Customer Service Level (CSL)

The second part of the method is determining the Customer Service Level (CSL) that measures MaineDOT managed highway assets (Priority 1-5) in three areas. The CSL uses customer-focused engineering measures to track highway (1) Safety, (2) Condition and (3) Serviceability, and grades them similar to a report card (A F). The table below lists the individual measures that make up the overall service level grade.

NOTE: Click on column title to view in map viewer.

Safety Condition Service
Crash History Ride Quality Posted Road
Pavement Rutting Pavement Condition Posted Bridge
Paved Roadway Width Roadway Strength Congestion
Bridge Reliability Bridge Condition

CSL Mileage Summary

Highway Corridor Priority and Customer Service levels are overlaid to show an aggregated state-wide view of the different priority roads with their corresponding service levels. Percentages do not reflect highway assets not managed by MaineDOT. The data below reflects the 2012 inventory.