"Cover Story" piece on a proposed new bridge over the St. Croix River. One of t
"Cover Story" piece on a proposed new bridge over the St. Croix River. One of two remaining options under study by the Maine Department of Transportation would place the new crossing almost 8 miles upriver from Calais. The other, which is the location preferred by many Calais business owners and the majority of a citizens committee that studied the issue, would locate the bridge just 2 miles from downtown Calais. The bridge would replace the existing border crossing that currently brings as many as 5 million people through Calais every year. Town officials are waiting for the state to finish an environmental assessment that will measure the social and environmental impact of both sites. A public comment period will follow, and then both countries will decide on a route, ending a process that began in the 1970s. According to state Transportation Commissioner John Melrose, Gov. Angus King's administration won't support a location that the people of Calais are not behind.
Barker, Chris, ""Cover Story" piece on a proposed new bridge over the St. Croix River. One of t" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5614.