AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills announced a $140 million bond package targeted at bridge and road repairs as well as preserving Maine land.
In a statement released by her office, Mills said the $40 million bond to purchase property during a four-year period for the Land for Maine’s Future program was dedicated to the memory of long-time conservationist George Smith. The former head of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine died in February after a long fight with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The remaining $100 million of her bond issue proposals would include projects across the state.
The road work would be fueled by additional funding from the federal government. Mills’ statement said among the projects, $109 million would be used to pave 304 miles of the state’s highways, $169 million would be used for bridge projects, while rail, and port and other transportation projects would cost $59 million.