Town officials seeking answers from Augusta on road conditions



BLUE HILL — Western Hancock County town officials are putting Augusta on notice to do something about dangerous road conditions on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington.

Potholes, frost heaves, cracking pavement, bumps and ripples are affecting public safety, business and pocketbooks.

“We’ve just been absolutely flooded with complaints from people,” said Stonington Town Manager Kathleen Billings-Pezaris. “Route 15 and 15A itself is in really hard shape all the way to Bucksport.”

Billings-Pezaris and Blue Hill Selectman Jim Schatz are leading an effort to seek legislative action.

A public hearing is planned for the first week of May at which organizers are hoping to have in attendance the Maine Department of Transportation commissioner, among others.

The group hopes to create a resolve to make “the powers that be come up with a plan to remedy the road conditions in this service area,” Schatz said.

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Jennifer Osborn

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