On May 24, about 300 people attended a meeting in Wiscasset on the state Departm
On May 24, about 300 people attended a meeting in Wiscasset on the state Department of Transportation's plans to deal with traffic gridlock in the town, including a possible four-lane bypass of the town. Opponents of the bypass include The North Says No group, which has concerns over environmental impact, and Friends of Coastal Preservation, which wants an anti-sprawl alternative tied to a long-range plan for Route 1. DOT features the bypass plan on a Web site called the Wiscasset Bypass, but DOT Commissioner John Melrose said the plan was not a fait accompli. Alluding to the town's resistance to previous DOT proposals, he said that he had doubts that the community could reach consensus, and that is why he is pushing to bring Amtrak rail service north. With details on the discussion at the meeting.
Austin, Phyllis, "On May 24, about 300 people attended a meeting in Wiscasset on the state Departm" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4435.