Opponents to Proposed East-West Highway Testify Before Transportation Committee

AUGUSTA - The East-West Highway was the subject of testimony today before the Legislature's Transportation Committee.
The Committee is considering a number of bills aimed at killing the project or slowing its progress. Small business owners were among those testifying against the proposed highway today. They fear it will end up taking away business from their parts of the state.
Supporters want to build a 220 mile toll highway from Calais to the New Hampshire border to provide a better trucking route across the state.
They say it will create jobs and boost the economy. Among the bills being considered today is one that would repeal the call for a feasibility study.
Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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