What is the ‘Worst Road in Maine’? Minimize

Worst road in Maine contest.

Tell us what you think and get this great bumper sticker  Driving in Maine during pothole season can be a challenge. That is because Maine, in fact, has some of the roughest roads.

  • Between 46 and 91 percent of the pavement on our state’s arterial and collector roads is ranked poor or worse, compared to 31 percent nationally.
  • On average, Maine bridges are older and in worse condition than rest of the nation’s bridges (15% of Maine bridges are structurally deficient and another 18% are functionally obsolete).

We know all the statistics, but we want to know about your experience driving on bad Maine roads. Everyone who enters will receive the official 2016 Worst Road in Maine bumper sticker. The grand prize winner will take home $296 – that’s how much the average Maine driver spends on car repairs due to rough roads.

Here’s how to 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.

3. Fill out the contest entry form and upload your bad road photo. (You can also send your entry, including photo to FixMaineRoads@MBTAonline.org).

4. Join the discussion and get contest news by "liking" us on Facebook –www.facebook.com/FixItNowMaine! Thanks for sharing your Worst Road in Maine nominee – and story – with us. If you’d like to receive news about MBTA’s advocacy efforts for safer, more efficient transportation in Maine, you can sign up for MBTA E-Updates, filled with transportation news from the Maine State Legislature and Congress. Just e-mail the MBTA at deanna@mbtaonline.org.


See what happens when a road fails.
See what happens when a road fails.
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