Is the rebuilding of I-295 worth the money?

Posted June 22, 2009, at 2:46 p.m.

A large portion of Maine’s share of federal stimulus funding is going to resurfacing the

northbound lanes of I-295 between Topsham and Gardiner this summer (the southbound

lanes were repaved last summer). Is this a vital transportation link that must be in top

shape for commerce and tourism, or should road work in Maine have focused on rural