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News Release for July 15, 2009
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Mark Latti, MaineDOT Public Information Officer - 624-3030


Online Survey designed for traffic study of I-95 Corridor in Bangor

 

The Maine Department of Transportation has created an online survey so that motorists can share their views regarding the I-95 corridor in Bangor.

The Maine Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System and the Federal Highway Administration, is conducting a transportation study of the I-95 corridor in Bangor.

Those interested in sharing their views about the I-95 corridor in Bangor can do so through an online survey at http://www.maine.gov/mdot/bangori95study/index.htm. You can also access the survey from the www.mainedot.gov homepage and clicking on Planning Studies under the Transportation Planning tab.

MaineDOT is trying to gather more information about I-95 in Bangor by those who utilize it most.

“This section of interstate is approaching 50 years old,” said Ed Hanscom, MaineDOT Study Manager, “This study will help indentify areas that need improvement and provide a guideline for updating this section of interstate for future needs.

Traffic data collection for the study has already begun, and along with soliciting input from the public, MaineDOT is working with a public advisory committee that includes the towns of Bangor and Brewer, public safety agencies, and major traffic generators in the area such as the Bangor Mall and Eastern Maine Medical Center.

“With this study we hope to indentify improvements that we can make to the highway and interchanges, as well as to the bridges. It may also identify a need for other improvements, or even uncover aspects that need a closer look,” said Hanscom.

Along with the input received from the public and the advisory committee, MaineDOT will examine traffic counts on the interstate, at exit ramps, on arterials leading to the highway, as well as studying turning movements, crash data, and traffic incident data.


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