Current Campaign Status Overview
Close the Gap: South Portland–Scarborough
- 1.6 miles – completes critical off-road section to avoid traffic on Highland Avenue and other roads.
- The project will include two significant bridges that will highlight the new trail.
- Final design and permitting completed
- All land easements have been secured
- Next Steps: Project will go out to bid soon as the bidding documents are complete and final paperwork is completed with landowners
- Result: 16+ miles of connected off road trail connecting Bug Light in South Portland to Thornton Academy, Saco
Over the River: Saco–Biddeford
- 3.1 miles – completes critical off-road section through the heart of the cities and connecting these communities to the existing Eastern Trail segments – 16 miles north of Saco and 6 miles south of Biddeford
- Strong local support
- Next Steps: We are seeking support for engineering design and construction. This project has a big price tag due to the urban streetscape, but it is a priority and will create a significant alternative transportation route for everyone in these great cities
- Result: 25+ miles through 7 communities
Blazing the Trail South: Kennebunk–South Berwick
- The 11 mile section between Kennebunk and North Berwick is set to go out for engineering design bids in the next couple of months.
- Survey on 11 mi. from Kennebunk through Wells to Pratt & Whitney in North Berwick completed
- ET Feasibility study for Kennebunk, Wells and North Berwick completed in May 2022
- Strong local support
- Next steps: We are also working on securing a grant for construction in conjunction with the Maine Department of Transportation, and we hope to be building some of this new section soon!
- Result: 11 miles added that will connect the towns of Kennebunk, Wells and North Berwick to the Eastern Trail.
Berwicks to the Border
- This 16 mile section includes North and South Berwick, Eliot, York and Kittery.
- We have secured the matching funds for a grant, and the towns involved have agreed they are excited to participate.
- This work will provide a clear path for where the off-road trail would be built, any known constraints and the associated costs.
- We plan to keep the on-road section up and running so we can offer two options of travel in this area.
- Next steps: Necessary feasibility study work will start soon.