Sifting Through the LePage FY 2016/2017 Proposed Budget: LePage, MDOT Roll Out Over $430 Million in Projects

Posted on January 25, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Governor Paul LePage and MDOT Commissioner David Bernhardt release 3 year statewide Work Plan in North Augusta (January 2014 photo).

Governor Paul LePage and MDOT Commissioner David Bernhardt release 3 year statewide Work Plan in North Augusta (January 2014 photo).

This week Governor Paul LePage and Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Commissioner David Bernhardt unveiled MaineDOT’s 2015-17 Work Plan and budget proposal, including a supplemental budget request to cover 2015 shortfalls.

    “This Work Plan totals over $2 billion and represents a significant investment in Maine’s economy,” said Governor LePage. “Strategic investments made in all types of transportation projects will keep our infrastructure solid and safe and provide good-paying jobs within the construction industry.”

Projects include:

  • Replacement/ rehabilitation of 47 bridges ($95 million)
  • Construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of 108 miles of state-jurisdiction roads ($122 million)
  • Paving to preserve the investment on 252 miles of high-priority, improved roads ($86 million)
  • Light capital paving (LCP) on 600 miles of lower-priority roads ($28 million)
  • 76 highway spot and safety projects ($30 million)
  • 94 multimodal projects- ports, rail, airports, transit facilities, etc ($72 million)

* Governor Paul LePage’s 2016-2017 Biennial General Fund Budget Proposal: http://statedocs.maine.gov/bob_docs/5

* Governor Paul LePage’s 2016-2017 Biennial Highway Fund Budget Proposal: http://statedocs.maine.gov/bob_docs/6

* Governor Paul LePage’s 2015 Supplemental Highway Fund Budget Proposal: http://statedocs.maine.gov/bob_docs/7

Link to entire budget proposal. http://www.maine.gov/budget/budgetinfo/


    “I remain deeply committed to providing our customers with the best possible customer service, which means providing a transportation system that supports our economy and helps improve the quality of life for Maine people,”
    said Commissioner David Bernhardt. “The Work Plan is designed to do that, and speaks to the MaineDOT mission, which is to provide our customers the safest and most reliable transportation system possible, given available resources.”

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