East-West Highway Rally

Updated 3 years ago

Nearly two months ago, Governor LePage signed off on a bill which provides $300,000 to the Department of Transportation to conduct an East-West Highway Feasibility Study.It’s the possibility of that highway running through their backyard that had people rallying in Dover-Foxcroft.Before a meeting about the project, around one hundred people opposed to the plan voiced their opinion outside of Foxcroft Academy, but it was once everyone got inside when things really got heated.Many residents in attendance were farmers, who feel their way of life is being threatened and worry about the negative impact the highway would have on the area.Peter Vigue, Cianbro CEO and outspoken supporter of this project, said this project could be the economic boost the state needs to stay competitive.As it stands, the road would run from Calais to Coburn Gore.The highway would be privately owned, meaning it would not be dependent on tax payer dollars.If the project is approved, the developer would have to pay the state the cost of the feasibility study.


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