Tag Archives: infrastructure

Potential passenger rail routes

Three options, or alignments for passenger rail service from Lewiston-Auburn to Portland are being considered. All would run through New Gloucester on existing routes, but there is no plan at present for a stop at Pineland.

For more information, see www.nnepra.com/projects/lewistonauburn-passenger-rail-service-plan

Comments and questions may be submitted to LAStudy@NNEPRA.com no later than April 3rd.

Representative Amy Arata Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan

March 13, 2019

House Republican Office
(207) 287-1440
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUSTA – State Representative Amy B. Arata (R-New Gloucester, Poland-part) is pleased to announce that the Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for Calendar Years 2019, 2020 and 2021 is available. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more than $2.44 billion and encompasses 2,193 projects across the state.  Continue reading

Orders OK’d for New Gloucester public works building

NEW GLOUCESTER – Selectmen on Monday approved two change orders for the $4.6 million public works facility at 611 Lewiston Road.

Ganneston Construction of Augusta plans to begin this week with a logging operation at the 25-acre site shared with the New Gloucester Fire and Rescue Department. Keep reading in the SunJournal.

Unusual “bomb cyclone” responsible for widespread power outages

The type of storm that hit New England hard early Monday morning and knocked out power to nearly half a million Mainers is an unusual meteorological event sometimes referred to as a “bomb cyclone.”

The unusual, “Sharknado”-like nickname stems from from a phenomenon called “bombogenesis,” in which atmospheric pressure drops relatively quickly (technically, 24 millibars in 24 hours), whipping up the kind of sudden strong winds that toppled countless trees throughout the region late Sunday and on Monday. More than 80,000 customers of Maine’s two largest electricity utilities still did not have power as of Friday morning.

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Voters OK funds for new garage

Residents on Monday night narrowly voted to fund a new six-bay town garage and salt shed at 611 Lewiston Road. The secret ballot vote was 168-138.The thirty-vote margin came after voters argued about safety, site location choice and impact to taxes. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ story in the Sun Journal.

BOS: MTA wipes New Gloucester “off the map”

Maine Turnpike Authority officials were blasted by selectmen Monday night for a plan to replace signs for New Gloucester with ones for Windham and Gray.Keep reading

BOS reviews bids for bridge replacement

At their April 27 meeting, Selectmen  opened two bids for replacing Outlet Road Bridge at the northern end of Sabbathday Lake.

St. Laurent & Sons Excavation Inc. of Lewiston offered $159,721 to do the work and Glidden Excavating & Paving Inc. of Gorham offered $107,584.

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