Maine voters approved a bond package in 2018 that included $5 million dollars for vital infrastructure improvements at municipal stream crossings. These monies fund competitive grants that match local funding for the upgrade of culverts at stream crossings on municipal roads. The awarded projects will benefit public infrastructure and safety by replacing failing culverts that are at risk of complete washout or collapse; reduce flooding and increase resiliency with the installation or larger, higher capacity and longer-lived crossings. The upgraded crossings will also benefit fish and wildlife by opening and reconnecting stream habitat fragmented by undersized and impassable culverts, represent a cost-effective and efficient investment, and match local funds committed to the project.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received 47 applications totaling over $5.5 million dollars in funding requests. The forty-two stream crossing projects funded this round will result in new or improved fish passage to nearly 100 miles of streams statewide. Previous rounds of culvert grants have resulted in the distribution of $10.7 million in bond funds for 130 infrastructure improvements in Maine communities statewide.

Maine DEP announced funds for the following 42 projects across the State:

Auburn Fish Hatchery Road $125,000
Bangor Grandview Avenue $68,358.33
Biddeford Granite Point Road $125,000
Blanchard Township Taylor Road $125,000
Bowdoinham Dingley Road $125,000
Cathance Township East Ridge Road $125,000
Corinna Line Road $125,000
Corinna Sunken Bridge Road $125,000
Dedham Bald Mountain Road $125,000
Denmark Moose Pond Road $125,000
Dover-Foxcroft Grove Street $125,000
Durham Quaker Meeting House Road $125,000
Eddington Clewleyville Road $70,000
Eddington Davis Road $75,000
Fairfield Old Country Road $125,000
Falmouth Mast Road $125,000
Fayette Jackman’s Mill Road $125,000
Hartland Fuller Corner Road $125,000
Hollis Muddy Brook Road $125,000
Litchfield Dead River Road $125,000
Litchfield Dead River Road $50,000
Ludlow Ludlow Road $125,000
Millinocket Penobscot Avenue $125,000
Monroe Dixmont Road $125,000
Mount Desert Beech Hill Cross Road $125,000
Naples Edes Falls Road $125,000
Naples Horace Files Road $110,000
Norway Morse Road $85,000
Paris Parson Road $125,000
Peru Packard Road $76,180
Pownal Poland Range Road $125,000
Durham Swamp Road $125,000
Rockland West Meadow Road $125,000
Sabattus Marsh Road $125,000
Sabattus Marsh Road $96,000
Thomaston Beechwood Street $125,000
Trescott Township Wilcox Road $125,000
Wells Bragdon Road $125,000
Willimantic Elliotsville Road $125,000
Willimantic Mountain Road $125,000
Wiscasset Old Ferry Road $125,000
Woodstock Old County Road $125,000

For more information including examples of successful applications and the master score sheet for this round please visit Maine DEP’s website:


Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.