Senator Susan Collins said the DOT has awarded Maine with $600,000 to create a diverging diamond interchange at the I-95 intersection with the Hogan Road.
The state has decided to best way to cut down on accidents and traffic backups is to redesign the current traffic pattern. The interchange will be the first of its kind in the state and will also include bicycle and pedestrian access.
Senator Collins said the new funding will help move the project ahead and will increase safety and benefit all users of the heavily traveled road. It will also help take full advantage of the remaining service life of the Hogan Road overpass without replacing the bridge.
The project is still in the design phase and public hearings are expected to be held as the project moves along.