Lincoln Street Project Meeting
March 11, 2010
Where & When
Lewiston City Council Chambers
Lewiston City Hall
27 Pine Street
Thursday March 11th
The City of Lewiston is hosting a Public Hearing to review the scope of its proposed reconstruction of Lincoln Street from Locust Street (near the Avon Mill) to South Avenue (near the Water Pollution Control Authority).
This section of Lincoln Street connects two existing parks along the Androscoggin River in downtown Lewiston (Gas Light Park and the Picnic Area/Boat Launch). It is also part of the Androscoggin Greeway, a planned trail and open space corridor from Lisbon through Jay and also part of the East Coast Greenway, a planned trail from Key West, FL to Calais, ME.
As currently designed, the project would be a 40 foot wide road with no safe pedestrian facilities along this important gateway corridor into downtown.
There are concept plans that the City requested be developed, but due to the funding of this road it does not appear it will be pursued. It will take strong local support to show city staff and MaineDOT that funding for these projects should include money for motorized and non-motorized transportation.