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According to an annual report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Maine ranks seventh in the country for its percentage of bridges rated "structurally deficient." 

The Maine Department of Transportation says a 70-year-old bridge in the Bangor area will be demolished and replaced by a new structure.

The department says it is replacing the Grist Mill Bridge that carries Routes 1A and 9 over the Souadabscook Stream. The old bridge is made up of three bridges built on top of each other, and the most recent one dates to about 1950.

The state says it has closed the bridge to traffic.

The project's part of reconstruction work on a nearly two-mile stretch of Route 1A that will cost close to $9 million in total.

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Congressional leaders of both parties and President Donald Trump are calling for a fourth package to help restart the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic — this one aimed at infrastructure. But Maine’s delegation differs on priorities and timing.

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The Maine Department of Transportation released a three-year work plan that includes more than 2,000 projects worth nearly $2.6 billion. It also contains something else: a plea to state lawmakers to help the department fill a project backlog spurred by higher construction costs, workforce shortages and chronic underfunding.

The ferry terminal that passengers use for trips to Vinalhaven island will be under construction until the spring so it can accommodate a new boat.

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The state is expanding the display of "travel time" information on its major highways.

The Maine Department of Transportation says it will no longer use a certain type of road sealant on travel lanes of state roads after investigating an accident earlier this year.

Maine voters overwhelmingly approved a $105 million transportation bond proposal Tuesday.

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Historic preservation groups are suing state and federal transportation officials in an effort to save a steel bridge that connects Brunswick and Topsham.

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Maine has received $61 million in federal funding to help repair and replace several of the state's aging bridges.

The Maine Legislature has sent a $688 million highway budget to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

LEWISTON, Maine - Dozens of miles of railroad track will be modernized in Maine due to an investment by the federal government.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

For the first time in 50 years, there is regular bus service between Farmington and Lewiston.

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The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) is cancelling a dozen construction projects this year because of surging costs.

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Lawmakers, town officials and residents of some of Maine's islands say that recently implemented ferry rates are hurting their community's economy and health.

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