Maine Statehouse Funds Transnational Highway Study

Maine Highway Study 2012

Saying he sees an opportunity for improved commerce between Maine and Canada, Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday signed into law a bill setting aside $300,000 to study the feasibility of a privately funded highway connecting two Canadian provinces through Maine.

During a brief State House ceremony Thursday, the governor signed the bill and handed the pen to its chief sponsor, Republican Sen. Doug Thomas of Ripley. Thomas said it would likely be two years before the project, if it gets the go-ahead, would start.

Find out more details about the bill and what it’s designed to accomplish at The Trucker.