One Maine state senator wants the road planners to consider the vehicles using the roads and direct more funding to rural roads.
Senate Minority Leader Troy Jackson , D-Allagash, said "It's not just about the traffic flow. It's about what's actually being hauled on those routes. You know, it's a major artery for goods getting to sawmills throughout Maine. And those roads, since I was a kid, some of these places haven't had culverts replaced and things like that, that have been complained about since i was a kid."
While the resolution he proposed is non-binding on the DOT, Jackson said it would reflect the sentiment of the legislature on road maintenance priorities.