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 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.
Stakeholder Meeting Summary (Minutes) - March 20, 2014 meeting
Thursday April 3, 2014 Meeting Agenda Emergency Management/Cooperative Extension Conference Room, 28 Center Street, Machias.
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).