AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine transportation officials say the summer highway improvement agenda includes nearly $56 million for 36 new highway construction projects.
In addition, $37 million will go to bridges, with $25 million for 15 new bridge construction projects, and nearly $10 million for three existing bridge projects awaiting bidding.
Officials say that this summer and fall, construction crews throughout the state will be digging, paving and building.
Some of the projects will include Interstate 295 bridge deck work in Portland, the Falmouth-Portland Martins Point Bridge, road construction on Route 1 in Van Buren, highway paving on I-95 in Newburgh-Plymouth, paving on Route 1 in Wells and paving on Route 9 and Route 202 in Unity-Dixmont.
Officials say the projects will employ hundreds of workers.
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