USDOT awards $7.8-million grant for Maine bridge projects

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WASHINGTON — The Maine Department of Transportation will benefit from a $7.8-million FASTLANE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade 22 rail bridges on the Maine Northern Railway’s Madawaska Subdivision in the northeastern part of the state.

14 bridges will require minor repairs, while three bridges will undergo superstructure replacements, and one bridge will be replaced entirely. Following the completion of the bridge repairs, the 151-mile rail line will be able to accommodate 286,000-pound freight cars, according to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who advocated for the grant funds on behalf of the state.

The funds were appropriated through the federal government’s FASTLANE program, a transportation infrastructure grant program.

See the news release online.

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