Capital Improvements Table 1: 6 Highest Priority Sites

Site Byway Story Intrinsic Quality Site-Specific Attributes Existing Improvements Recommendations For Improvements Partners Owners Estimated cost of Improvements
1. Milbridge Gateway General Byway Information Scenic, Historic, Cultural Gateway. Brook, estuary, coastal scenery, historic structures Gravel turnout Gateway signage, Byway Map, regional interpretive sign, improved turnout surface and landscaping Town of Milbridge, property owner, Milbridge Historical Society, Milbridge Area Merchant’s Ass. MaineDOT, Private Gateway Sign 10,000 Way-finding Sign $2,800 Gravel & Landscaping $4,200
1. Milbridge Municipal Center and Sculpture Park Sculpture Trail, Downeast Fisheries Trail, Salt/freshwater ecology, multi-cultural/migrant culture Scenic, Natural, Historic, Cultural Coastal Scenery, Narraguagus River, Working Waterfront, Sculpture Park, Wildlife, Walkable Sculpture park, parking, public bathroom, Wi-Fi, walking trail, local information, NWR headquarters, Library Route 1 Signage, Interpretive signage, path to NWR headquarters, picnic tables, information center in library/town office SISS, Town of Milbridge, Petit Manan NWR, Mano y Mano Municipal Interpretive Signage x 2 $7,600 Information Rack (inside) $800 Route 1 Roadway Signs $1,400 Picnic Tables x 2 $1,850
2. Machias Gateway, Station 98, Sunrise Trail, Military History, Land Conservation, Wildlife/Plant Life/Birds, Dike History-engineering, Acadian Influence Scenic, Natural, Historic, Cultural, Recreation Gateway. Coastal and river views, Proximity to Downeast Sunrise Trail & Two-Rivers Conservation area, Walkable, Farmer's Market and flea market Paved parking Picnic Table, Boat Launch, Sunrise Trail Future site of Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center. Assess need for additional interpretive signage.   Nature Trail Interpretation. Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Downeast Sunrise Trail, East Machias Historical Society, Downeast Coastal Conservancy Municipal, Non-Profit Large Kiosk $18,000
3. Eastport Visitor Center, Gateway @ breakwater General Byway Information, International connections, Maritime history (military, smuggling, underground railroad), Scenic, Historic, Cultural Gateway Site. Coastal Scenery, Working Waterfront, Historical Downtown, Walkable, Eastport Area COC site Visitor information, public bathroom, Interpretive center all in progress Improvements in progress.   Work with Port Authority/COC to assess interpretive needs. Gateway signage Eastport Area COC, Port Authority, Downeast Fisheries Trail, RCIP, Coast Gurard Quasi-Municipal Interpretive Signage x 1 $3,800 Way-finding Sign $3,200
3. Eastport Walkway, Overlook Park International connections whales, Old Sow Scenic, Historic, Cultural, Recreation Gateway Site. Coastal Scenery, Working Waterfront, Historical Downtown Walking path, interpretive signage, Sculpture Park & Amphitheatre Assess need for additional interpretation along walkway Eastport Historical Society, Town of Eastport Municipal Interpretive Signage x 1 $3,800
4. Stewart Park, Train Depot, Cherryfield Blueberry Agriculture, Railroad and lumbering History Scenic, Natural, Historic, Cultural, Recreation Gateway. Narraguagus River; National Historic District; town center; proximity to Downeast Sunrise Trail, Maine Ice Age Trail, Maine Birding Trail, Maine Wine Trail, Black Woods Scenic Byway, etc. Landscaped park, picnic tables, benches, train depot Gateway signage, Interpretive signage, Information Center, Public Toilet, public Wi-Fi, extend Black Woods Scenic Byway to Route 1; Route 9 signage at MaineDOT restroom, regional information kiosk at Route 9 rest (exterior at restroom or interior @ diner) Destination Cherryfield; Downeast Sunrise Trail; Cherryfield Narraguagus Historical Society, Downeast RC&D, DART, Delta Development Corp, Airline Snack Bar, MaineDOT Municipal Gateway Sign $10,000 Interpretive Signage x 2 $7,600 Way-finding Sign $2,800 Small restroom & Info-Center in Museum $36,000 Picnic Tables x 2 $1,850 Diner Info Rack $650 Route 9 directional sign $1,400
5. Village of Columbia Falls Anadramous Fisheries and restoration, Wreath Industry, Mills, Historic Settlement Scenic, Natural, Historic, Cultural, Recreation Historic District, Coastal Scenery, Fisheries, Museums, public restrooms, local information,         Wi-Fi Fish Hatchery, Museums, Downeast Fisheries Trail site, hand-carry boat launch Route 1 Signage, Wreath-making interpretation, Museum-in-the-streets, Picnic area, Visitor Information racks at library/town office, hatchery, museums Downeast Salmon Federation, Ruggles House, Wreaths Across America, Town of Columbia Falls Non-Profit Interpretive Signage x 2 7,600 Route 1 Roadway Signs $1,100 Information Racks x 2 (wreath museum and DSF) $1,000 Picnic Tables x 2 $1,850
6. Lubec Gateway, Lost Fisherman’s Memorial Park General Byway Information Maritime Heritage, Maritime Fisheries and Ecology, International Family Culture connections Scenic, Natural, Historic, Cultural Two-nation Gateway.   Coastal Scenery, Working Waterfront, Historic Downtown, Walkable Lost Fisherman’s Memorial Park (pending sculpture, benches, amphitheater Many improvements are in progress! Gateway sign, interpretative signage. Town of Lubec, Lost Fisherman’s Memorial Association, Lubec & Eastport Historical Society, Downeast Fisheries Trail, Charlotte County Regional Tourism Association, Lubec Landmarks, Cobscook COC, APPLE Municipal, Non-Profit Gateway Sign 12,000 Interpretive Signage x 1 3,800 Way-finding Signs 3,200
  Total Estimated Costs $146,250
 

Capital Improvements Plan Table 2: 2nd Tier Priority Sites (7-12)

Site Location Byway Story Intrinsic Quality Site-Specific Attributes Existing Improvements Recommendations For Improvements Partners Owners Estimated cost of Improvements
7. Lincoln Park, Jonesport Route 187, Southbound, At Lamb of God Church (intersection of Indian River Road and Main) Life on a Working Waterfront, General Byway Information Scenic, Historic, Cultural Coastal Scenery, Jonesport Beals Bridge, Working Waterfront, Proximity to Downeast Institute and Great Wass Island, walkable Municipal park with picnic table and benches, paved roadside parking, historic church and cemetery Interpretive Signage, (sculpture and local information kiosk are being constructed) vault toilet at Fire Station or on church property Jonesport Economic Development Committee, Downeast Fisheries Trail, Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium; Jonesport Fire Department; Lamb of God Church Municipal, Non-Profit Interpretive Signage x 1 $3,800 Way-finding Sign $2,800
8. Jonesport Heritage Center 21 Sawyer Square, adjacent to State boat landing Boat Building Scenic, Historic, Cultural Maritime Heritage displays, oral history, interpretive programs, working waterfront & coastal views Museum, working waterfront, recreational boat access, boat tours, parking, public restroom, Wi-Fi, walkable Interpretive signage Town of Jonesport, Jonesport Historical Society, Jonesport Shipyard, Downeast Fisheries Trail Municipal, Non-Profit Interpretive Signage x 1 $4,500 Information Rack (inside) $650
9. Cutler Town Office and Library In-town Cutler Lighthouse Life Scenic, Cultural, Historic Cutler Harbor, proximity to Little River Lighthouse Paved parking, grassed area, Library and Town Office, public restroom, Wi-Fi Interpretive Signage, Picnic tables, landscaping Town of Cutler, Little River Light House Municipal Interpretive Signage x 2 $6,500 Information Rack/signage (town hall) $2,200 Picnic Tables x2 $1,850
10. 45th Parallel Marker, Perry Gateway Route 1 southbound, approximately 2 miles north of Byway begin/end point Recreation/Wildlife, General Byway Information Historic, Cultural Gateway 45th Parallel marker, paved turnout, interpretive sign “surveying” Gateway signage, map, regional interpretive sign MaineDOT MaineDOT Interpretive Signage x 1 $3,800 Gateway Sign $8,000 Way-finding Sign $2,800
11. Historic Dennysville Route 1 Northbound Lumbering Heritage Scenic, Historic, Cultural Historic District, Dennysville River Registered Historic District Scenic turnout with interpretive signage Town of Dennysville, Dennysville Historical Society & Library MaineDOT, Municipal Interpretive Signage x 1 $4,200 Route 1 Signage to historic district $500
12. Wescogus Overlook and Cemetery, Addison 187 Southbound, cemetery adjacent to Wescogus Farm, at intersection with turn to Addison Marshland ecology and fisheries, Saltwater farming Scenic, Natural, Historic, Cultural Broad vista over blueberry fields, marshes and bays of Addison. Historic cemetery. None Interpretive signage, maintained scenic turn-out Town of Addison, Wescogus Farm, Historical society/library Municipal, Private Interpretive Signage x 1 $3,800 Way-finding Sign $2,800 Scenic Turnout $32,000
  Total Estimated Costs $72,200
 

Capital Improvements Plan Table 3: Sites in the Unorganized Territories

Site Location Byway Story Intrinsic Quality Site-Specific Attributes Existing Improvements Recommendations For Improvements Partners Owners Estimated cost of Improvements
Moose Cove, Trescott Township Northbound, Route 191 Wildlife, Plant Life Scenic, Natural Coastal Scenery None Gravel Turnout, Interpretive signage Unorganized Territories, conservation groups MaineDOT, Private Interpretive Signage $3,800 Gravel Turnout $25,000
Bailey’s Mistake, Trescott Township Northbound, Route 191 Navigational History Scenic, Natural, Historic Coastal Scenery None Gravel Turnout, Interpretive signage Unorganized Territories, Trescott Historical Society MaineDOT, Private Interpretive Signage x 1 $4,200 Gravel Turnout $25,000
Little Augusta boat launch, Edmunds Northbound, Route 1 Maritime Heritage, General Byway Information Scenic, Natural, Recreation Whiting Bay Gravel parking; Hand-carry Kayak launch Maintenance of Gravel Turnout and launching site, Interpretive signage Unorganized Territories, conservation groups MaineDOT, Private, State, Local Interpretive Signage x 1 $3,800 Shore Access Safety Improvements $21,000 Gravel parking improvements $8,000
Bell Mountain Trails, Edmunds Southbound, Route 1, across from Tide Mill loop road Recreation, Wildlife Scenic, Natural, Recreation Roadside Trails None Trail head signs and parking Unorganized Territories, conservation groups MDOT, Private Interpretive Signage x 2 $7,600 Trail head signage $2,800 Gravel Turnout $25,000
Moosehorn NWR South and North Trails, Edmunds Route 1, Either Direction, at intersections with North and/or South Trails Recreation, Wildlife, Land Conservation Scenic, Natural, Recreation Roadside recreation, wildlife viewing Picnic table area, Outhouse, Paved parking; Informal gravel parking Interpretive signs, Picnic table, maintained gravel parking Moosehorn NWR, Unorganized Territories MDOT, NWR Interpretive Signage $3,800 Gravel parking improvements $8,000 Picnic Tables x 2 $1,850 Privy $19,000
Hobart Stream, Edmunds Route 1 Northbound, Hobart Stream Crossing, Moosehorn NWR Recreation, Wildlife, Roosevelt Connection w/NWR? Scenic, Natural Wildlife viewing Gravel parking Interpretive sign, Picnic table, maintained gravel parking Moosehorn NWR, Unorganized Territories MDOT, NWR Interpretive Signage $8,600 Gravel parking improvements $8,000 Picnic Tables x 2 $1,850  
  Total Estimated Costs $177,300
   

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