ET Campaign Overview Map

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.

44 total off road miles when these campaigns are complete