Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DEP Notifies Third Round Recipients of Grants for Culvert Upgrades

Statewide - In November, 2014, Maine voters passed the “Clean Water for Maine” bond. As a result, $5,400,000 in funds was earmarked for vital improvement projects including stream crossing and culvert upgrades. The projects awarded will: benefit public infrastructure by replacing several culverts that are currently failing and at risk of complete washouts, open up fish spawning habitat, eliminate undersized and other impassable culverts and reduce some of the worst ongoing erosion impacts to streams, brooks, and lakes.

The DEP received 53 applications to review which totaled over 4.1 million dollars in fund requests, the Department has issued over 2.2 million dollars in grant money through this third and final round of applications.

Three rounds of culvert grants have resulted in a total of 72 culvert upgrade projects in Maine communities statewide and have expended all the bond funds earmarked for these infrastructure improvements.

Maine DEP is pleased to announce funds for the following 28 projects across the State:

Mattawamkeag – River Road  $95,000
Porter – Kennard Hill Road  $70,000
Brunswick – Hacker Road  $88,500
Chub Cove Road Association (Cooper)  $40,000
Dayton – Buzzell Road  $95,000
Porter – Sarah Bridge Road  $60,000
Auburn – Hotel Road  $95,000
Monmouth – Sanborn Road  $90,000
Willimantic – Wilson Stream Road  $50,000
York – Cider Hill Road  $95,000
Durham – Auburn Pownal Road  $95,000
West Bath – Sabino Road  $95,000
Durham – Auburn-Pownal Road  $95,000
Cumberland – Mill Road  $47,500
Wade – Gardner Creek Road  $95,000
Yarmouth – Ledge Road  $95,000
Buckfield – Shedd Hollow Road  $95,000
Chelsea – Nelson Road  $95,000
Pittston – Parker Road  $95,000
Phillips – Bridge Street  $95,000
Grand Lake Stream – Water Street  $25,000
Madison – Shusta Road  $65,000
China – Pleasant View Ridge Road  $95,000
Farmington – Front Street  $75,000
Warren – Sandy Shores Road  $95,000
Hallowell – Outer Central Street  $95,000
Orono – Main Street  $42,209.82
Rockland – Thompson Meadow Road  $42,209.82

For more information including examples of successful applications and the master score sheet for this round please visit Maine DEP’s website http://www.maine.gov/dep/land/waterbondrfp.html

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