BRUNSWICK EXECUTIVE AIRPORT’S air operations building, as pictured in 2014. The airport will receive more than $1 million in funding from the Maine Department of Transportation for repairs and improvements.

BRUNSWICK EXECUTIVE AIRPORT’S air operations building, as pictured in 2014. The airport will receive more than $1 million in funding from the Maine Department of Transportation for repairs and improvements.

BRUNSWICK

The Maine Department of Transportation released its annual three-year work plan earlier this month containing millions of dollars worth of projects in the Midcoast.

Sen. Eloise Vitelli, DArrowsic, shared details of the three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for Senate District 23 — Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden in Lincoln County.

The plan is released annually with an outline of the MDOT’s strategy for road, bridge and other transportation projects throughout the state.

“The quality of our roads and bridges are vital for our economy and to the safety of the public,” said Vitelli. “I’m glad to see the list of infrastructure investments in Sagadahoc County and Dresden.”

According to the MDOT, the work plan includes more than $2.3 billion worth of construction and maintenance, of which $537 million is scheduled for 632 capital projects in 2017. Included are projects for highways and bridges, transit (bus), passenger and freight railroad, aviation, ferries, ports and other marine facilities, and bicycle-pedestrian access.

The following breakdown is some of the planned capital and maintenance work scheduled for 2017 in the Midcoast:

Aviation at Brunswick Executive Airport

• Fence improvements to deter wildlife, 2017, $800,000

• Hanger improvements (phase 4) to hangars 5 and 6, $2.5 million

• Sustainability master plan, $250,000

• Construction of 10-unit hangar, 2017, $1.13 million

• Safety and infrastructure improvements that may include pavement repairs and maintenance, $166,667

• South end approach clearing, $600,000

Bicycle/Pedestrian

• Work beginning at the train station on Commercial Street in Bath and extending north 0.13 miles $260,609

• Work beginning at Pleasant Street in Richmond and extending west 0.19 miles, $251,600

• Work beginning at the Swinging Bridge to Mill Street, Bow Street and Cabot Street, ending at Frank J. Wood Bridge connecting Topsham and Brunswick, $80,000

Bridge Construction

• Cook’s Corner Bridge over Route 1 in Brunswick, bridge wearing surface replacement, $300,000

• Deck replacement on Center Street Connection Bridge over Route 1 in Bath, $1.1 million

Bridge Work

• Joint replacement of Max L. Wilder Memorial Bridge over the Sasonoa River located on the Arrowsic-Woolwich town line, $160,000

• Engineering work on Paul Davis Memorial Bridge over Route 1 in Bath just north of Union Street, $250,000

• Wearing surface replacement on Route 1 eastbound bridge over Maine Central Railroad in West Bath, located 0.40 miles southeast of the Brunswick town line, $300,000

Freight

• Preliminary Engineering to determine treatment options on Carleton Rail Bridge in Bath, $300,000

Highway Light Capital Paving

• Paving on sections of the following roads in the Gray area (Bowdoin included): Route 121, Roller Rink Road, Route 9, Route 231 and Litchfield Road

• Paving on sections of the following streets/roads in the Richmond area: Maple Street, Second Street, Route 24, Winthrop Street, Granite Hill Road and Route 105

Highway Preservation Paving

• Paving of South Freeport Road 1.9 miles from Smelt Brook Road to Porter’s Landing Road, $460,000

• Work beginning on I-295 (spanning Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Gardiner, Richmond, Topsham and West Gardiner) 0.53 miles north of Lewiston Road and extending north 19.57 miles, $3.9 million

• Work beginning on I-295 at the Gardiner tollbooth and extending south 19.60 miles to 3.08 miles south of the Topsham town line, $3.46 million

Highway Rehabilitation

• Work beginning at Mill Street in Brunswick and extending east 0.23 miles, $900,000

• Work beginning at Washington Street in Bath and extending east 0.02 miles, $600,000

Highway Safety and Spot Improvements

• Work beginning at Washington Street in Bath and extending northeast 0.09 miles to Middle Street, $200,000

• Constructing parallel acceleration lane at High Street on-ramp on Route 1 in Bath, $765,500

• Work on the Center Street Connection Bridge over Route 1 in Bath, located 0.10 miles north of State Road, $166,199

• Large culvert replacements on I-295 north and southbound lanes in the Richmond area, $1.86 million

• Slope stabilization work beginning 0.32 miles south of Thwings Point Road in Woolwich and extending north 4 miles

Maintenance

• Clearing trees on Route 1 northbound from Cook’s Corner overpass to New Meadows River in Brunswick to improve site distance, $200,000

• Culvert replacement on Route 125 between Route 136 and Woodside Lane in Durham, $350,000

• Replacing cross culvert on Route 125 in Bowdoin located 0.28 miles from the Litchfield Road, $150,000

• Replacing two instream culverts on Route 127 north of Day Lane and south of Orchard Hill Road in Dresden, $250,000

• Removing ledge in various areas along Route 128 in Dresden and Woolwich, $50,000

• Replacing an instream culvert on Route 201 in Richmond and on Route 127 in Dresden, $375,000

• Removing ledge in various areas on Route 127 in Dresden, between Route 27 and Woolwich town line, $20,000

• Ditching and culvert replacement on Meadow Road from Route 201 intersection to the Topsham-Bowdoin town line, $56,150

• Ditching projects across the district

Find the link to the full three-year work plan at http://maine.gov/mdot/projects/workplan/.

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