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$700,000 for Expansion of Eastern Trail in York County Secured by Senator Collins

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that she secured $700,000 to engineer the expansion of the Eastern Trail from Kennebunk through Wells and North Berwick in the fiscal year 2022 Transportation Appropriations bill.  As the Ranking Member and lead Republican on the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins co-authored this bill. 


The omnibus funding package passed the House and the Senate and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.


“The Eastern Trail is a scenic route that allows Mainers to enjoy some of our state’s most beautiful natural resources,” said Senator Collins.  “This funding will help engineer the expansion of the Eastern Trail, providing increased transportation and recreational opportunities throughout York County.”  


The Eastern Trail is a multi-use 65-mile route that currently connects communities from Kittery to Portland through a network of both off-road and on-road trails.  This funding will help design the expansion for a new 11 mile segment. Employees at Pratt & Whitney and Hussey Seating both benefit from the trail.  



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