A referendum question that would authorize $100 million in borrowing for infrastructure improvements in Maine appeared to have overwhelming support as voting results came in Tuesday night, with a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent.

With 132 of 589 precincts reporting, 103,955 votes had been cast in support of Question 6 and 62,708 had been cast against it, according to unofficial results gathered by the Portland Press Herald and the Associated Press.

The ballot question would authorize borrowing $100 million for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges, equipment and property acquisition related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian trails.

The state bond money would be matched with $137 million in federal and other funds, according to the Maine Secretary of State’s Office.


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