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News Release for October 16, 2009
For More Information:
Mark Latti, MaineDOT Public Information Officer - 624-3030
Dan Stewart, MaineDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager - 624-3252


Paved Section Of Mountain Division Trail Set To Open

 

The Maine Department of Transportation in conjunction with the towns of Gorham, Standish and Windham are pleased to announce the opening of a paved, 5.7-mile section of the Mountain Division multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail. There will be an opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20 at Shaw Park in Gorham, located on Route 237.

The 10-foot wide, multi-use trail is now paved from Route 202 in South Windham Village, through Shaw Park in Gorham and into the Otter Ponds scenic area and Sebago Lake Village in Standish. The trail is open to walkers, bicyclists, joggers, equestrians, snowmobilers, snow-shoers and cross-country skiers

This is the first section that has been paved and open, and is the first step in achieving the long term vision of connecting Portland to Fryeburg with rail as well as with bicycle and pedestrian connections. The trail is also part of the Sebago to the Sea effort, and vision to connect a trail from Sebago Lake to Casco Bay.

The Maine Department of Transportation works with communities to improve bicycle and pedestrian connections and opportunities throughout the state. In the last two years, MaineDOT has assisted in the completion of 18 miles of sidewalks and 45 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting communities, village areas, schools and neighborhoods.


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