New round of municipal stream crossing grants awarded by Maine DEP

March 8, 2021

Contact: David Madore, Acting Deputy Commissioner (207) 287-5842

AUGUSTA, March 8, 2021 - Maine voters approved a bond package in 2018 that included $5 million dollars for vital infrastructure improvements at municipal stream crossings. These monies fund competitive grants that match local funding for the upgrade of culverts at stream crossings on municipal roads. The awarded projects will benefit public infrastructure and safety by replacing failing culverts that are at risk of complete washout or collapse; reduce flooding and increase resiliency with the installation or larger, higher capacity and longer-lived crossings. The upgraded crossings will also benefit fish and wildlife by opening and reconnecting stream habitat fragmented by undersized and impassable culverts, represent a cost-effective and efficient investment, and match local funds committed to the project.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received 47 applications totaling over $5.5 million dollars in funding requests. The forty-two stream crossing projects funded this round will result in new or improved fish passage to nearly 100 miles of streams statewide. Previous rounds of culvert grants have resulted in the distribution of $10.7 million in bond funds for 130 infrastructure improvements in Maine communities statewide.

Maine DEP is pleased to announce funds for the following 42 projects across the State:

AuburnFish Hatchery Road$125,000
BangorGrandview Avenue$68,358.33
BiddefordGranite Point Road$125,000
Blanchard TownshipTaylor Road$125,000
BowdoinhamDingley Road$125,000
Cathance TownshipEast Ridge Road$125,000
CorinnaLine Road$125,000
CorinnaSunken Bridge Road$125,000
DedhamBald Mountain Road$125,000
DenmarkMoose Pond Road$125,000
Dover-FoxcroftGrove Street$125,000
DurhamQuaker Meeting House Road$125,000
EddingtonClewleyville Road$70,000
EddingtonDavis Road$75,000
FairfieldOld Country Road$125,000
FalmouthMast Road$125,000
FayetteJackman's Mill Road$125,000
HartlandFuller Corner Road$125,000
HollisMuddy Brook Road$125,000
LitchfieldDead River Road$125,000
LitchfieldDead River Road$50,000
LudlowLudlow Road$125,000
MillinocketPenobscot Avenue$125,000
MonroeDixmont Road$125,000
Mount DesertBeech Hill Cross Road$125,000
NaplesEdes Falls Road$125,000
NaplesHorace Files Road$110,000
NorwayMorse Road$85,000
ParisParson Road$125,000
PeruPackard Road$76,180
PownalPoland Range Road$125,000
DurhamSwamp Road$125,000
RocklandWest Meadow Road$125,000
SabattusMarsh Road$125,000
SabattusMarsh Road$96,000
ThomastonBeechwood Street$125,000
Trescott TownshipWilcox Road$125,000
WellsBragdon Road$125,000
WillimanticElliotsville Road$125,000
WillimanticMountain Road$125,000
WiscassetOld Ferry Road$125,000
WoodstockOld County Road$125,000

For more information including examples of successful applications and the master score sheet for this round please visit Maine DEP's website: