Process has begun to program $16 million for transportation projects.
posted on October 12th, 2016
The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) has begun the process to program $16 million for transportation projects in the Greater Portland region. Area municipalities and transit systems will submit applications for intersection improvements (such as turning lanes, roundabouts and improved traffic signals), paving collector roads, reconstructing arterial roads (like Route 302 in Westbrook and Washington Avenue in Portland), capital improvements for public transit systems, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
Proposals are due next February 3rd and final selections will be made in July. The selections will be based on a new PACTS scoring system which encourages applications for multi-modal regionally significant projects which are consistent with the Destination 2040 regional transportation plan recently adopted by PACTS.
We encourage citizens to submit transportation project ideas directly to area municipalities and transit systems.
The 18-municipality PACTS region extends along the coast from Arundel to Freeport, and includes the inland towns of Gorham, Raymond, Windham, North Yarmouth and Westbrook. The MaineDOT will design and build most of the projects selected through this PACTS process. Visit our website for more info.
South Portland Planning Director, Tex Haeuser, currently serves as the Chair of the PACTS Policy Committee.
For more information, contact John Duncan, PACTS Director, at 774-9891.