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January 19, 2022

Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $18.5 Million for Four Maine Dredging Projects

The operations and maintenance projects in Ogunquit, Scarborough, Milbridge, and Bar Harbor are supported by funding provided through the bipartisan infrastructure law co-sponsored by both Senators

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that four Maine dredging projects in Ogunquit, Scarborough, Milbridge, and Bar Harbor totaling $18,455,000 were included in the Army Corps of Engineers’ work plan for Fiscal Year 2022 – funding secured through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law last November

“These critical dredging projects for Bar Harbor as well as rivers in Ogunquit, Milbridge, and Scarborough will help address significant safety and navigational concerns for commercial fishermen as well as recreational boaters,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.  “Maine’s waterways are the lifeblood of many coastal towns and support our state’s economy.  These investments are excellent examples of how the bipartisan infrastructure package is creating jobs and providing substantial benefits to Maine’s communities and families.”

The funding will be allocated as follows:

  • Bar Harbor. $6,325,000 for breakwater repairs and surveys.
  • Josias River, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit. $3,425,000 for dredging and surveys.
  • Narraguagus River, Milbridge. $3,905,000 for dredging and surveys.
  • Scarborough River, Scarborough. $4,800,000 for dredging.

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