Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $600,000 to the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT). The funding will be used to support the project design activities for a Diverging Diamond Interchange on I-95 in Bangor.
“I am delighted that the State of Maine will receive this funding to move forward with the new interchange that has been proposed for I-95 and Hogan Road in Bangor. Once completed, this redesigned intersection will increase safety and benefit all users of this heavily travelled roadway,” said Senator Collins. “As the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, I will continue to advocate for investments in infrastructure projects in Maine.”
MDOT proposed a Diverging Diamond Interchange at Exit 187 of I-95 and Hogan Road in 2015. The project would help reduce accidents, improve traffic efficiency, and provide bicycle and pedestrian access at the existing intersection. A unique aspect of this project is that the Diverging Diamond Interchange design will incorporate the existing structure to take full advantage of the remaining service life of the bridge.