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9 February, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 13 DOT outlines projects in county this year by Edward French The Maine Department of Transporta- tion (DOT) has released its annual Work Plan, which outlines its over $2.3 billion map for the state's transportation system over the next three years. That amount includes more than $1.1 billion in high- way and bridge projects. Major projects in Washington County include runway work at the Machias Val- ley Regional Airport, paving on Rt. 9 and on Rt. 1 in Waite and Talmadge, and re- placement of the Bog Stream Bridge in Northfield. The MDOT's list of projects in the county this year includes the following. Addison, Columbia Falls, Jonesboro, Jonesport - paving of Rt. 187, beginning at Rt. 1 in Columbia Falls and extending to Rt. 1 in Jonesboro, $809,598. Addison, Columbia - drainage mainte- nance on Water St $104,000. Addison, Columbia Falls - drainage maintenance on Point St. and Main St $107,000. Baileyville - drainage maintenance on Access Road, $27,000. Baileyville, Calais - drainage mainte- nance on Main St. in Baileyville and South St. and North St. Extension in Calais, $77,000. Beddington - bridge and structural maintenance on Rt. 9 bridge over Narra- guagus River, $91,000. Beddington, Cherryfield, Deblois - drainage maintenance on Rt. 193, $451,000. Beddington, Township 22 - drainage maintenance on Rt. 193, $236,000. Brookton, Danforth, Topsfield - high- way rehabilitation on Rt. 1, beginning at Rt. 6 and extending north 13 miles, $100,000. Brookton, Forest City - paving of For- est City Road, $563,764. Charlotte - p oject scoping on Station Road, $100,000. Cherryfield, Milbridge - highway reha- bilitation on Rt. 1, beginning just north of Spruce St. in Milbridge and extending north 4.8 miles, $400,000. Columbia - drainage maintenance on Station Road, $113,000. Columbia Falls - drainage maintenance on Tibbetstown Road, $206,000. Crawford - culvert replacement at Rocky Stream Bridge on Rt. 9, $820,000. Cutler - paving of Ridge Road, begin- ning at Rt. 191 and extending west 1.12 miles, $39,648. Cutler, East Machias, Machiasport, Whiting - paving of Rt. 191, beginning at Number Nine Road and extending to Rt. 1, $468,342. Cutler, Lubec, Trescott - drainage maintenance on Dixie Road and Number Nine Road, $111,000. Voting open for grants to nonprofits Voting is open for the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation's annual Community Matters More grant-making initiative. Through this charitable program, votes from the public decide the nonprofit re- cipients of more than $100,000 in Com- munity Matters More grants. The program, in its llth year, will award the top two vote-getters in nine re- gions of Maine and Rockingham County, N.H including write-ins, a $5,000 grant. All other nonprofits on the ballbt will re- ceive a $1,000 grant. Community Matters More voting is open through the month of February and ends on Wednesday, February 28. Voting can be completed online at . Paper voting ballots are available at all Bangor Savings Bank branches and at each of the nonprof- its listed on the ballot. Grant winners are announced in April. Danforth - deck replacement of Town Bridge on Rt. 169, $400,000. Day Block Township, Townships 24, 26, 30 and Wesley - paving of Rt. 9 for 17.9 miles, $7,655,553. Dennysville - structural maintenance of Dennys River Bridge on Rt. 1, $170,000. Dennysville, Edmunds - substructure rehabilitation of Dennys River Bridge on Rt. 1, $500,000. Edmunds - substructure rehabilitation of New Hobart Bridge on Rt. 1, $500,000. Grand Lake Stream, Indian Township - drainage maintenance on Grand Lake Stream Road, $71,000. Harrington, Milbridge - highway reha- bilitation on Rt. 1 A, $290,000. Indian Township, Waite - paving of Rt. 1, $282,147. Indian Township, Princeton - drainage maintenance on Rt. 1, $96,000. Jonesboro - structural maintenance of Chandler River Bridge on Rt. 1, $110,000. Lubec - engineering work on improve- ments for FDR Memorial Bridge over Lubec Narrows, $450,000. Machias - improvements at Machias Valley Regional Airport that may include reconstruction of runway, lighting and taxiway, $4,326,000. Machias - surface repair of Covered Center Bridge, Covered West Bridge and Covered East Bridge over Machias River, $200,000. Machias - safety improvements on Rt. 1, beginning just north of Court St $60,000. Northfield- replacement of Bog Stream Bridge on Rt. 192, $1,300,000. Steuben - structural maintenance on Whitten Stream Bridge on Village Road, $8O,0OO. Township 30 - highway safety im- provements on Rt. 9, $75,000. Township 30 - structural maintenance on Mopang Stream Bridge on Rt. 9, $91,000. Talmadge - highway safety improve- ments on Rt. 1, $25,000. Talmadge, Topsfield, Waite - paving of Rt. 1, beginning 0.65 of a mile north of Indian Township/Waite town line, $3,540,000. Topsfield - replacement of Farrow Lake Stream Bridge on Rt. 6, $700,000. Topsfield - culvert rehabilitation at Flood Brook Bridge located on Rt. 6, $200,000. Whiting - structural maintenance of Holmes Stream Bridge on Rt. 191, $33,000. pmmmmmmmmmml~. I I I Construction Services I I Additions. Decks. Roofing I I Siding, Garages. Concrete I Driveway Sealing I I Seasonal ServicesI I I I Opening & Closing Camps I Dock Installation & Removal I Caretaking. General Clean Up I Now is the time to I I schedule your roofingproject I I for the 2018 season/ I I I I 207-249-8623 . Eastport I I- 1 MICHAEL MORSE clears snow from a sidewalk in downtown Eastport during a recent snowfall. (Don Dunbar photo) Resource council plans year's activities The Down East Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council met recently at their office on Main Street in Milbridge. Crystal Hitchings, regional planner with the Washington County Council of Governments, reported on the many completed projects and activities of Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism (DART) in 2017 and current plans for 2018. She also reported that the Bold Coast Bike Trail Project is almost com- plete and will be celebrated with an offi- cial opening this coming August. Gary Edwards reported on the success of the Sunrise County Arts Institute and the Sunrise County Food Alliance. Nate Pennell reported that the new Whit- neyville Library and Whatnot Shop is un- der construction and will be open this summer. He also reported that the $12 million Regional Conservation Partner- ship Project for fish-friendly stream cross- ings has been approved and funded. Jen Peters reported on the Sunrise County Economic Council's successful scholar- ship program, new employees and many activities coming this year. The RC&D council is considering serving as the fiscal agent on several new projects. 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