Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
626-8404/ 441-7638

Network upgrades will cause half-day closure of BMV Augusta office

AUGUSTA – The Augusta branch office of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed for half a day next week, to allow for computer and phone system upgrades.

The Augusta branch, 19 Anthony Ave., will be closed on Wednesday, September 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The partial closure allows customers an opportunity to conduct business at the branch on the same day, from 1 p.m. until it closes at 4:30 p.m.
All other BMV branch upgrades have been completed, on various dates throughout February and March, except for the Portland BMV branch, where the upgrade will take place in the coming weeks, outside of business hours.

The upgrades are part of the State of Maine Office of Information Technology “Maine Network Modernization Project,” which will improve wireless security and networking equipment, as well as upgrade all telephones to VOIP. The entire State of Maine Wide Area Network is in the process of being upgraded by OIT and encompasses more than 390 sites. The work will result in infrastructure improvements that will allow for easier upgrades in the future, improved ability to bypass outage points, and better security overall.

For more information about the Maine Network Modernization Project, please contact Kyle Hadyniak, OIT director of communications, in the Office of the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services via email or by phone: (207) 624-7800.