Public Involvement

June 28th Public Meeting Materials

MaineDOT Machias Middle River Bridge Open House

September 14, 2021

MaineDOT, in cooperation with the Town of Machias, is hosting an open house for the study to identify the preferred alternative for the rehabilitation or the replacement of the existing bridge over the Middle River on Route 1 in Machias. The Town of Machias and others are also using this open house for input on locally sponsored studies. MaineDOT has not made any decision regarding which alternative will move forward into design and construction. The purpose of the open house is as follows:

  • Solicit Feedback
    • Current and potential future uses of the bridge and causeway
    • Comments, concerns or questions about the alternatives under consideration (comment period ends 10/06/2021)
    • Additional considerations
  • Educate and Discuss Options
    • Recent project history and status
    • Alternatives under consideration
    • Regulatory and decision-making processes

Open House Informational Materials

How to Submit Your Comments to MaineDOT on Machias Middle River Bridge Study

  • E-mail Comments to
  • Phone – Martin Rooney 207-624-3317
  • Written comments:
    Martin Rooney, Project Manager
    MaineDOT, Bureau of Planning
    24 Child Street, 16 State House Station
    Augusta, Maine 04333-0016