Investment Could Up Walkability in Maine City

May 6, 2023

Source: Government Technology


A new Maine Department of Transportation program aimed at transforming Maine downtowns into walkable, vibrant city centers may take on one of its biggest projects in Bangor.

Bangor’s infrastructure committee will consider signing on to the Department of Transportation’s Village Partnership Initiative grant program when it meets at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, with final City Council approval possible later in the spring.

The Department of Transportation and the city would together plan major improvements to water and sewer infrastructure, sidewalks, curbing, parking, landscaping and lighting throughout the downtown area, with a focus on Main Street.

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