What’s the worst road in Maine?
Driving in Maine can be a challenge.
Our state, in fact, has some of the worst roads and bridges in the region: 21% of its federal-aid highways have poor pavement, according to recent data from the Federal Highway Administration.
Maine’s bridges, too, need attention. According to a 2007 survey of bridge conditions by the MaineDOT, 32% of the state’s bridges are deficient, compared to a national average of 24%.
You could win a prize!
Send us your photos and stories of bad roads in Maine and you could win $250 (the amount the average Mainer pays in car repairs annually due to bad roads). Here’s how to do enter:
1. Take a snapshot of that bad pothole, congested intersection, crumbling bridge or other bad road;
2. Write a brief description that includes the location (name of the road or bridge plus the town or city) and any other information about the road or bridge and its condition;
Thanks for sharing your Worst Road in Maine nominee – and story – with us.
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