I-395/Route 9 Connector Project

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The Maine Department of Transportation has developed the I-395/Route 9 Connector project to complete a “missing link” between I-395 and Route 9 in north central Maine. The new road will provide a regional solution to problems of transportation system connection, safety, and mobility. The greater Bangor/Brewer area is the economic and employment center for the north central region of the state. It’s also a hub for the movement of goods because of its proximity to the interstate highway system and Canadian markets.

Latest News

1/5/2023: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 01/05/23

Road construction has been partially completed ... read more

5/13/2022: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 05/13/22

The project went through the bid process ... read more

5/6/2021: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 05/06/21

Final design plans continue to be ... read more

2/1/2021: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 02/01/21

The project is on track to advertise ... read more

10/22/2020: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 10/22/20

As final design continues on the Connector ... read more

7/23/2020: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 07/23/20

Virtual public meeting on I-395-Route 9 connector ... read more

11/15/2019: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 11/15/19

The bridge on the Route 9 Connector project has been delayed due to budgetary challenges. ... read more

2/22/2019: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 02/22/19

Work has continued on developing the design for the connector. Geotech crews have been out gathering information along the alignment. ... read more

6/22/2018: Route 9/I-395 Connector Updates: 06/22/18

A preliminary public meeting with project updates will be held at 6 PM June 27, 2018 at the Eddington Elementary School (440 Main Road). ... read more

Additional Information


MaineDOT held an informational meeting on July 20, 2016, regarding the I-395 / Route 9 Connector and the Federal Highway Administration’s recent decision approving Alternative 2B-2 as the build alternative. MaineDOT staff explained the study background and described the process moving forward.

Disclaimer: The previous study website for the I-395/Route 9 Connector study has been removed. Any historical information is available upon request.