Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:20

Legislators trying to come together to fix Maine's roads and bridges Featured

Written by 
Legislators trying to come together to fix Maine's roads and bridges

AUGUSTA - A bill working its way through the legislature would help create funds to fix Maine's roads and bridges.

The bill features several proposals from both democrats and republicans to help come up with $75 million to put towards the projects.

 

MDOT estimates that it costs around $160 million to maintain these structures each year and while this proposal wouldn't completely cover the cost, it's at least a start."

 

Representative Andrew McLean, D-Gorham, said "We don't drive on republican roads or democratic bridges. We drive on Maine roads and Maine bridges. So we've got to come up with a bipartisan solution to figure out how we're going to fix our roads and bridges."

 

Representative McLean said that officials on both sides of the aisle agree this is a problem that needs to be fixed, however, their ideas on how to do so differ.

 

McLean said he hopes they are able to reach a solution this year.