Bridge projects topic of breakfast meeting at UMFK

Posted Aug. 09, 2010, at 7:55 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:53 a.m.

FORT KENT, Maine — The public can learn the status of repairs and replacement of three St. John Valley international bridges at a business breakfast 8 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Nadeau Hall teleconference room.

Nate Howard, a transportation planner for the Maine Department of Transportation and project manager for the St. John Valley Border Crossing Feasibility Study, will address the meeting by video teleconference.

The study of the three bridges linking Fort Kent, Madawaska and Van Buren to New Brunswick began in 2009 and examines the flow of commercial traffic between the two countries.

The plan calls for replacing structures at all three points of entry, including the bridge in Fort Kent, and buildings in Madawaska and Van Buren.

In Madawaska and Fort Kent, the location of the actual points of entry will be relocated.

The business breakfast is sponsored by Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development and will include a presentation by newly appointed UMFK President Wilson Hess.

For information or to preregister for the meeting, contact Judy Dinsmore at or 498-8736.