Route 1’s bumpy days are numbered: Collins announces $33M to rehab 68 miles from Machias to Calais

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Senator Susan Collins Friday, Sept. 9,  announced the Maine Department of Transportation will receive $33 million in funding to rehabilitate 68 miles of Route 1 through Washington County, stretching from Machias to Calais. 

In total, Collins secured $77.1 million in funding through the federal INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding American) grant program, including $44 million to complete a two-lane 6.3-mile truck bypass of Presque Isle’s Main Street, also Route 1.

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