Maine Department of Transportation—Ogunquit Route 1

The need to reconstruct Route 1, considered the “Main Street” of tourist-driven Ogunquit, Maine, with no viable detour options caused deep concern throughout the community. MaineDOT worked with the community to come up with a plan for the $13.5 million project, which included reconstructing a two-mile stretch of the route, building two bridge, completing 6.5 miles of drainage work, and building 2.6 miles of brick and paved sidewalk. To help out local business leaders, MaineDOT agreed to halt road construction during the peak tourist season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). The public was kept informed through a weekly public newsletter and a public information campaign. In the end, the project provided a safer, upgraded Route 1 a month ahead of schedule and under budget.

Ogunquit Route 1--Maine DOT