Title

"City" piece on the roads around the new exit off the Maine Turnpike near the Po

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-17-2000

Pages

6-7

Abstract

"City" piece on the roads around the new exit off the Maine Turnpike near the Portland-Westbrook line, which were supposed to be bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly with special lanes, sidewalks and landscaping. But the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), in an unusual exercise of its authority, recently wrested control of the project from the Maine Turnpike Authority, making it highly unlikely those trees, shrubs and walkways will ever be built. The 11th hour shift to MDOT control has angered Portland officials. Portland city councilor Jim Cloutier plans to organize a meeting between the city, local legislators and John Melrose, MDOT's commissioner, to address their fundamental differences.

Subjects

Maine -- Department of Transportation, Maine Turnpike

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