News Release for January 13, 2015

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Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297


MaineDOT Rolls Out Three Year Work Plan

Augusta – On Monday, January 12, Governor Paul R. LePage and Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt unveiled MaineDOT’s annual three year Work Plan for 2015-2016-2017 that describes all of the projects and activities that the department plans to undertake over the next three years. This includes major construction projects for all transportation modes; smaller construction and maintenance projects; plowing and summer road maintenance; bus, rail and ferry operations; sidewalks, trails and more.

“This Work Plan totals over $2 billion and represents a significant investment in Maine’s economy,” said Governor LePage. “Strategic investments made in all types of transportation projects will keep our infrastructure solid and safe and provide good-paying jobs within the construction industry.”

The projects and activities listed for 2015 includes 523 capital projects with a combined total value of $469 million, including the following work, shown with approximate estimated costs:

Replacement or rehabilitation of 47 bridges, at a total estimated value of nearly $95 million.

Construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of 108 miles of state-jurisdiction roads, at a total estimated value of $122 million.

Paving to preserve the investment on 252 miles of high-priority, improved roads, at a total estimated value of about $86 million.

Light capital paving (LCP) to keep 600 miles of lower-priority roads serviceable, at a total estimated value of $28 million.

76 highway spot and safety projects, at a total estimated value of $30 million.

94 multimodal capital projects to improve ports, rail, airports, transit facilities and other modes of transportation, with a total estimated value of $72 million.

“I remain deeply committed to providing our customers with the best possible customer service, which means providing a transportation system that supports our economy and helps improve the quality of life for Maine people,” said Commissioner David Bernhardt. “The Work Plan is designed to do that, and speaks to the MaineDOT mission, which is to provide our customers the safest and most reliable transportation system possible, given available resources.”

To view MaineDOT’s three year Work Plan and see what projects are planned in your city/town, please visit