Public information session on border crossing feasibility study to take place (09/08/06)

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Aug. 6, 2009

MADAWASKA, Maine (CNB) - An informal public information session is being held to inform residents, businesses and communities in the Upper Saint John River Valley that a feasibility study will be conducted to evaluate the need for a new commercial border crossing.

The session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, in the cafeteria of the Madawaska Middle/High School, 135 Seventh Av., Madawaska, Maine. The Department of Transportation, in co-operation with the Maine Department of Transportation and the General Services Administration, will co-host the session.

Maps, display boards and refreshments will be available at 7 p.m., and officials from the respective departments will be available to answer questions. A presentation outlining the study will begin at 7:30.

The study will examine how planned improvements at the Madawaska and Van Buren border crossings will affect the flow of commercial traffic between Maine and New Brunswick, and whether sufficient need exists for a new commercial crossing.

Additional public meetings will be held in Edmundston and Van Buren, Maine, with dates to be determined.


MEDIA CONTACTS: Andrew Holland, communications, Department of Transportation, 506-453-5634; Mark Latti and Nate Howard, Maine Department of Transportation, 207-624-3030.