Friday, May 13, 2016

RECAP MDOT BRIEFING ON MILL STREET BRIDGE


RECAP MDOT BRIEFING ON MILL STREET BRIDGE
Wednesday night, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) gave citizens of Lisbon an initial briefing on the proposed replacement of the Mill Street Bridge. There was a lot of information put out and there was a question and answer section. Approximately, 12-15 residents attended.


The bottom line is that the proposed project is in the initial stage and has not been approved by MDOT; having said that, the representative of MDOT felt confident that he was going to get this project approved. MDOT has put aside $1.2 million dollars to pay for the project. Also, the representative stated this was a MDOT project and there will be NO local funding required. In other words, the people of Lisbon will not have to pay for any of this project. This is good news for the people.

Assuming everything goes as planned, the project is scheduled to begin summer 2017 and be completed prior to school starting. However, there are no busses supposed to be on the Route 196 side of the Mill Road. It was reported by residents in the audience; buses are still using Route 196 side for access to the Lisbon Community School (LCS).

Larry Fillmore