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MDOT to replace 86-year-old Brunswick-Topsham bridge

The Maine Department of Transportation announced this week that, pending an environmental assessment, it will move forward with plans to replace the 86-year-old Frank J. Wood Bridge, spanning the...

LePage's refusal to OK $117M in bonds puts 100s of projects at risk

Gov. Paul R. LePage's refusal to approve the sale of $117 million in bonds by last Thursday's deadline puts hundreds of construction projects at risk, Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes told the...

10 Maine communities evaluating impact of cruise ship traffic

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CruiseMaine, an organization created in 2002 to promote “sustainable cruise ship tourism,” plans to work with 10 Maine communities to evaluate the potential of growing cruise ship traffic...

Bar Harbor voters back $3.5M bond to buy former ferry terminal

Voters in Bar Harbor on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $3.5 million bond issue to fund the purchase of the former ferry terminal from the Maine Department of Transportation that could pave the way...

Retailers in Kennebec Valley 'making lemonade' out of disruptive road projects

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Belgrade Lakes business owners Diane Oliver and Liz Fontaine were against a major upgrade to the village's Main Street when it was proposed several years ago.

Portland harbor commissioners appeal court ruling on pilot fee hike

The Portland Board of Harbor Commissioners is appealing Superior Court Justice Lance Walker’s ruling last week that voided a roughly 50% rate hike on fees that pilots can charge to guide large,...

Machias Valley Airport awarded $2.5M for runway repairs

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The Machias Valley Airport, which is owned and operated by the town of Machias, has been awarded $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reconstruct its runway.

UMaine lands lands $2.5M grant for R&D on more durable roads

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The University of Maine has been awarded a $2.57 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation to form a regional transportation research center focused on researching ways to extend the...

Portland-Nova Scotia ferry service at risk if Bar Harbor route returns

If Bay Ferries Ltd. renews ferry service from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia, it will likely mean discontinuing the Portland-to-Nova-Scotia route, CEO Mark MacDonald to the Mount Desert Islander.

MMC construction update: Congress Street to reopen weeks ahead of schedule

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Maine Medical Center has good news for Portland motorists who've been detoured by the temporary closure of lower Congress Street to accommodate a crane used in the hospital's expansion and...

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