Comments for: Bangor digs deep to fund long overdue road paving project

Posted July 31, 2012, at 7:40 p.m.

BANGOR | The same economic woes that forced Bangor city officials to put off needed paving work for years has provided them an opportunity to smooth out many rough spots over the next 18 months. Although budgetary concerns haven’t waned this year, Bangor city councilors and city department heads …

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  • Anonymous

    What about Main Ave. from Griffin to Westland. BPW has ruined that road and refuse to repair it. It is very heavily traveled. It is by far one of the worst roads in Bangor but because it is being destroyed by BPW trucks, it will never be repaired.

    • Anonymous

      Nobody gives an …. about Maine ave….and the army trucks do way more damage than BPW….don’t like it? Use Union….that is the heavily traveled road that they are talking about!

      • Anonymous

        WOW!! Anti military, huh?

  • Anonymous

    I thought the Job Creating Elite built our roads and bridges. This sounds like socialism!

  • Anonymous

    Now that we are going to have all these infrastructure  improvements, we will have a boom in new businesses.  After all the president said so you just don’t build a business on your own.

  • Guest

    Want to make those dollars go farther? – put the work out to bid.

    • Anonymous

      Everything goes to bid lame wishes it didn’t

    • Anonymous

      Yup, nothnig like putting a little bit of profit and a middle man in there to inmprove the economics of the situation.  Right.

  • Anonymous

    Why bother with the bids. Lane Construction will get it anyway. Notice most of the improvements are in the more affluent parts of town. 

    • Well come on what do you want a fresh pave job on streets like  3rd, Dirigo and Bald Mountain?  Please … what for?

  • Anonymous

    You obviously don’t use it much or you would know they have had that all torn up for a month and are totally re doing it including one of those stupid rotaries on the airport inter section

  • Anonymous

    Please tell me I’m reading this article wrong. The City is borrowing money on a 15 year note that will buy paving work that last 10 years?

    • Anonymous

      Hey some like west land get paved every other year meanwhile outta Ohio has been over 20

    • Anonymous

      LOL!! like paying for a car after you trade it in and now are making 2 payments for only one car.

    • Anonymous

      They can borrow any amount, any time, for anything! That’s why we elected them.

      • Anonymous

        The serve the people not their pockets.

    • Old Bear

      They should have saved enough money in the police budget to pave the roads. Well here goes our taxes again up,up and away. That a song.

    • Superuser23

      Hey Bangor is growing! The debts are anyways……

  • Anonymous

    The city just raised our Real Estate taxes 45 cents per thousand,  Has the best fleet of vehicles in the State and keeps looking for ways to continue spending. This is in addition to Water and Sewer increases that have been announced and a new surface water run off  tax  that is being labeled a Fee.  People are not going to be able to afford to live in Bangor much longer. 

    • Anonymous

      Water did not go up this year. Sewer has gone up the last 2. Compare Bangor Water rates with Hampden and Brewer- it’s about 1/3 of those two communities. Stormwater is a whole new long discussion- last winters sand is still on my road. The road never got swept this year- at least that part that hasn’t been flushed into the sewer system so they can’t be too worried about stormwater

      • Anonymous

        They sweep my road 4 times already this year. I guess it’s where you live and who you are.

  • Anonymous

    The center of the new round about near the airport is way to high and you cannot see traffic coming from the other side. This will cause accidents. If you can’t see if a car is in the circle how will you be able to proceed with caution

    • Anonymous

      No kidding wait until they start going around it back wards like they do at the other one this will be even worse head on blind wrecks

    • Anonymous

      how short are you?  I have no problem at that roundabout. 

      • Anonymous

        The one by the GE plant is fine.. Time to fix the other one before it’s finished

    • Anonymous

      The view must be clear down each of those streets from way up there.

  • Anonymous

    Pave, try painting the stripes on the roads
    This council has bonded more then all previous councils in the history of Bangor put together. Lead by  the aclaimed fiscal responsible Mayor Weston.

    • Anonymous

      He’s not the mayor and does not carry any more weight in matters than his colleagues on the council carry.

  • Lets not pave our roads, lets not do our job, instead, lets build an arena.  Idiots!!

    • Oooh sarcasm and name calling … awesome!!!!

  • Anonymous

    What a farce, I saw the Maine guys taring Bucksport road this week, the tar is so thin, I swear, they could use a big paintbrush, that job ought to get us through the winter maybe, before the grass grows back.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think that is the final coat…

    • Anonymous

      Might be a shim coat then the binder then the finish coat I doubt its just a skinny coat although they do that sometimes can’t imagine it on that road

  • Its a necessary evil… hate construction, love the pothole free road afterwards.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing wrong with Buck street except where they just dug it up by the  Cross insurance center.
    Hammond street last year cost 1 millon for a mile, they all ready dug it up in a bunch of places this summer.
    I guess our Mayor will have a pothole free ride home.

    • Anonymous

      3 posts now referring to the mayor where is what his mouth telling us they ain’t no mayor

      • Anonymous

        See above :-)

  • Anonymous

    Like the headline says, “long overdue.”  City (and county, and state, and nation) have been kicking infrastructure down the calendar for years.   Costs less, the earlier you do it . . .

  • Anonymous

    The tourist have no clue where they are going because the lines at intercetions aren’t painted. also directional arrows hanging above the streets on cables at the lights  would help.  

  • Anonymous

    I live on 15th Street, and to be honest, I would much prefer that it not be paved (it does not need to be done now, it’s not that bad).  We have been trying to get natural gas on our street and having the road paved will delay our project for 5 years.  The Burleigh Road is in desperate need of paving and I don’t see them on the list.  If I paid the taxes that some of the residents in that neighborhood pay, I would be irate.  

  • Anonymous

    It looks as if parts of 15th street is to be done. Will this be done just before they start replacing the union street bridge. With trucks and equipment right there. This may be a mistake.

  • Anonymous

    Another problem is that Bangor Pubic Works, Bangor Water and Bangor Gas never talk to one another. They pave the roads and the other ones come in right behind and dig them up. Then they do a crappy job of repair. The city should have an inspector that goes out and inspect the jobs that Bangor Water and Bangor Gas do. And do it frequently. There must be someone in City Hall sitting on their duff collecting pay that could do that job.

    • Anonymous

      The three parties meet weekly during construction season and coordinate their work whenever possible.  Unfortnately its not always possible – if a water main breaks, that freshly paved road is getting dug up, end of story.

  • Anonymous

    Bangor Digs Deep into Taxpayer’s Pockets

  • Anonymous

    Does them mean they will put in water, sewer and gas after it;s done

  • Anonymous

    Well maybe if the City of Bangor stopped funding GA for people that cant get off their butts to go to work and stop giving so many hand outs we might have some money in the city.  I don’t understand how they can claim being in debt with the property taxes we pay here in Bangor and the so called money they recieve from the Casino revenue, things just dont add up and our roads here in Bangor are a disgrace!! Main Avenue which has very heavy traffic is awful, surprised this is not on the list?  Well anyways enough venting here!!

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