“As chair of the City’s Infrastructure Committee I am very pleased with the final result. Our public works director Dana Wardwell worked successfully with the businesses along Main Street to make sure the majority of their concerns were incorporated in the final plan. The nearly $2 million in improvements will significantly improve the lighting and pedestrian mobility on all sides of Main Street and it will give it a more upgraded boulevard type look,” said Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci.
The following is an excerpt from the a BDN article:
The city hopes to reduce the number of medians planned for Main Street amid a major road project in order to ease concerns of area businesses and residents.
Early drafts of the plan called for nearly 1,500 feet of raised islands dividing travel lanes along Main Street. But according to Director of Public Works Dana Wardwell, the city is looking at just over 1,100 feet. The city also added plans for a crosswalk across Main Street between Sidney and Larkin streets, citing complaints about a lack of crossings along the busy stretch of road. Continue reading →