Downeast Coastal Corridor Update

The Downeast Coastal Corridor is roughly defined as the region bounded by State Route 9 and US Route 1A to the north and south, by the coastline, the Canadian border to the east and by Bangor to the west. 

The Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG) workedin partnerhsip with the Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC) to complete the 2015 update.

Corridor Management Planning for each CREST (see map) followed issuance of the Long Range Plan "Connecting Maine":

The Downeast Coastal Corridor Management Plan was completed in 2010

The Coastal Canadian Corridor Management Plan was completed in 2011

The Eastern Interior (Route 6) Corridor Management Plan was completed in 2013.

2014 Downeast Corridor Update Documents

Downeast Corridor Plan 2014 Update

Maps:

Population Density; Population Projections

Roads Subject to Flooding

Factored Average Annual Daily Trips

Crash Locations and High Crash Segments

Shoulder Widths incuding Gravel and Paved

Shoulder Widths - Paved Only

Downeast Coastal Corridor Update Process Documents

Stakeholders (NOTE: updated 3-28-14)

Kick-off Meeting Agenda - Noon to 2PM March 20, 2014 Emergency Management/Cooperative Extension Conference Room,  28 Center Street, Machias.

Kick-off Meeting Powerpoint Presentation (189KB as PPT); Presentation as PDF (5.1 MB file)

Stakeholder Meeting Summary (Minutes) - March 20, 2014 meeting

Thursday April 3, 2014 Meeting Agenda Emergency Management/Cooperative Extension Conference Room,  28 Center Street, Machias.

Thursday April 3, 2014 Powerpoint Presentation

April 3, 2014 Meeting Summary

Ranking Results Discussion

Down East Coastal Corridor 2009-10 Plan Documents

In 2008 and 2009, WCCOG and the Hancock County Planning Commission worked together to develop a Corridor Management Plan for the Down East Coastal Corridor, which is defined as the broad East-West transportation corridor that moves people and goods between Eastern Washington County and Bangor/Ellsworth. The Downeast Coastal Corridor includes Route 1, Route 9 and connector routes (e.g. 193, 192, 191, 214…). It includes all modes of transportation that move people and goods within and along the corridor (roads, freight, transit, trails, air, port facilities, et cetera).

Click here to download the final (2010) PDF version of the Downeast Coastal Corridor Management Plan (1.5 MB).

For more information, contact Sandi Duchesne 735-5436 or  Judy East at 454-0465.