October 9, 2012 3:00 PM, EDT

Maine Voters Asked to Approve Bonds Worth $51.5 Million, Some of It for Roads

Maine is asking voters to approve $51.5 million worth of bonds on the November ballot, with the bulk of the money designated for highways and bridges.

Of the $51.5 million, $41 million would be spent on roads and bridges, a sum that would make the state eligible for $72 million in matching federal funds, the state said.

“We’re not taking a formal position because there is more in the bond question than just road and bridge funding,” said Brian Parke, president of the Maine Motor Transport Association.

The rest of the money would go for such things as port and airport improvements and for public transit projects.

By Michele Fuetsch,

Staff Reporter