DEP awards another successful round of stream crossing grants

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New round of municipal stream crossing grants awarded by Maine DEP

AUGUSTA, March 8, 2021 — Maine voters approved a bond package in 2018 that included $5 million dollars for vital infrastructure improvements at municipal stream crossings. These monies fund competitive grants that match local funding for the upgrade of culverts at stream crossings on municipal roads. The awarded projects will benefit public infrastructure and safety by replacing failing culverts that are at risk of complete washout or collapse; reduce flooding and increase resiliency with the installation or larger, higher capacity and longer-lived crossings. The upgraded crossings will also benefit fish and wildlife by opening and reconnecting stream habitat fragmented by undersized and impassable culverts, represent a cost-effective and efficient investment, and match local funds committed to the project. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received 47 applications totaling over $5.5 million dollars in funding requests. The forty-two stream crossing projects funded this round will result in new or improved fish passage to nearly 100 miles of streams statewide. Previous rounds of culvert grants have resulted in the distribution of $10.7 million in bond funds for 130 infrastructure improvements in Maine communities statewide.

Maine DEP is pleased to announce funds for the following 42 projects across the State:

MUNICIPALITY PROJECT LOCATION AMOUNT AWARDED
Auburn Fish Hatchery Road $125,000
Bangor Grandview Avenue $68,358.33
Biddeford Granite Point Road $125,000
Blanchard Township Taylor Road $125,000
Bowdoinham Dingley Road $125,000
Cathance Township East Ridge Road $125,000
Corinna Line Road $125,000
Corinna Sunken Bridge Road $125,000
Dedham Bald Mountain Road $125,000
Denmark Moose Pond Road $125,000
Dover-Foxcroft Grove Street $125,000
Durham Quaker Meeting House Road $125,000
Eddington Clewleyville Road $70,000
Eddington Davis Road $75,000
Fairfield Old Country Road $125,000
Falmouth Mast Road $125,000
Fayette Jackman’s Mill Road $125,000
Hartland Fuller Corner Road $125,000
Hollis Muddy Brook Road $125,000
Litchfield Dead River Road $125,000
Litchfield Dead River Road $50,000
Ludlow Ludlow Road $125,000
Millinocket Penobscot Avenue $125,000
Monroe Dixmont Road $125,000
Mount Desert Beech Hill Cross Road $125,000
Naples Edes Falls Road $125,000
Naples Horace Files Road $110,000
Norway Morse Road $85,000
Paris Parson Road $125,000
Peru Packard Road $76,180
Pownal Poland Range Road $125,000
Durham Swamp Road $125,000
Rockland West Meadow Road $125,000
Sabattus Marsh Road $125,000
Sabattus Marsh Road $96,000
Thomaston Beechwood Street $125,000
Trescott Township Wilcox Road $125,000
Wells Bragdon Road $125,000
Willimantic Elliotsville Road $125,000
Willimantic Mountain Road $125,000
Wiscasset Old Ferry Road $125,000
Woodstock Old County Road $125,000

For more information including examples of successful applications and the master score sheet for this round please visit Maine DEP's website: https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/grants/stream-crossing-upgrade.html

For additional information, contact:

David R. Madore, Acting Deputy Commissioner

david.madore@maine.gov

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