Down East 2013 ©
Citing the possibility of increased connectivity between Maine and Canada, Governor Paul LePage has signed a bill calling for a $300,000 feasibility study of a proposed privately funded east-west highway. The highway would run from Calais to Coburn Gore at the Quebec border and would be used largely by Canadian truckers hauling products from the Maritime Provinces to Quebec.
This idea has been talked about for decades. It never got very far, however, because of its large price tag. With private funding covering the estimated $2 billion cost, it's become more appealing to state legislators.