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.