MDOT holding public input session in Bridgton

The Maine Department of Transportation is looking to “talk transportation” and seek public input regarding any and all types of transportation issues at a public meeting in Bridgton on Wednesday, April 1, at the Bridgton Municipal Complex, rear entrance on Iredale Street. Two sessions will be held, the first from 2 to 4 p.m., and the second from 6 to 8 p.m.

“These meetings will give people a chance to raise any issues or ask any questions of the department about transportation and infrastructure,” said Rep. Christine Powers, D-Naples, a member of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee. “I encourage residents of the Lake Region to voice their questions and concerns.”

The Bridgton meeting is one of five public sessions MDOT is holding in Region 1. The others are in Auburn, Sanford, York and Portland. Input from the meetings will help MDOT in formulating its Long-Range Transportation Needs Assessment, which anticipates transportation needs for the next 20 years, especially the next 10 years.

The meetings also will allow MDOT representatives to explain its activities and programs. Among the projects scheduled in the Naples and Bridgton area as part of MDOT’s Work Plan for 2015-2017 are improvements, including paving, to Route 302, Route 37, and Route 35. The Old Crooked River Bridge is scheduled for removal, and the Crockett Bridge on Route 11 is scheduled for replacement.

The statewide 2015-2017 Work Plan includes over 2,000 projects and totals over $2 billion. For more information, call Scott Rollins, MDOT Assistant Director of Planning, at 624-3300.

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