Maine highway study law repeal voted

10:50 AM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Senate has given final approval to a bill that repeals a requirement for a feasibility study on the proposed east-west highway.

The Senate's final approval Tuesday sent the bill to Gov. Paul LePage.

The resolve removes a requirement that the state Transportation Department conduct a feasibility study on the $2 billion project. The proposal calls for a 220-mile, privately run toll road connecting New Brunswick and Quebec via Maine.

The Legislature last session appropriated $300,000 for the study, but the study was suspended due to insufficient information about the project.

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