AUGUSTA — The chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe has given the state two checks totaling $1.9 million for two highway projects.

Chief Joseph Socobasin presented checks this week to Gov. Paul LePage and Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt.

Indian Township has two projects it is participating in with the transportation department. One is the replacement of a U.S. Route 1 bridge which carries 3,400 vehicles a day. The $3 million project is expected to be completed next year. The other allows the state to complete a longer lasting treatment on 10-plus miles of Grand Lake Stream Road, a rural state highway. That $2.5 million project should be finished this fall.

Indian Township has been successful in accessing federal highway money through the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Reservation Road Program.