Maine federal facilities to get nearly $100M

Posted March 31, 2009, at 8:14 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine is slated to receive nearly $100 million in economic stimulus funding for construction and renovation of federal facilities, with more than half the total earmarked for the Margaret Chase Smith U.S. Post Office Courthouse.

Members of the Maine congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the General Services Administration set aside $52.8 million to modernize the post office and courthouse in Bangor.

Another $37.7 million will be used for the border station and port of entry in Van Buren.

The remainder of the money will fund work at border stations in Calais and Madawaska, and the Edward T. Gignoux Courthouse in Portland.