[i]Editor's Note: Will someone in the Maine Legislature get real and nip this waste of money in the bud?[/i]
Rail/Trail Corridor Proposal Attracts Supporters, Skeptics
Written by Tom Walsh
Thursday, March 16, 2006
The state plans to convert 87 miles of the Calais Branch corridor between Ellsworth and Ayers Junction into an all-seasons recreational trail.
MDOT plans to begin trail construction within two years, but won't know until it puts the project out to bid [its] price. A 2003 estimate put the cost at $70,000 a mile [or] $6.1 million.
Dan Stewart, MDOT's bicycle/pedestrian coordinator, said funding for the project remains an open question.