BANGOR – A new sidewalk is being proposed for a heavily traveled road in Bangor.
Hogan road is lined with stores and restaurants, and because of that, it’s one of Bangor’s busiest roads. But if you’re not in a car it can be downright treacherous.
Bangor city engineer John Theriault stated “If anyone’s been out on Hogan Road with all the retail out there, and if you ever tried to walk out there it can be very difficult.”
With only a grass shoulder to walk on and a low curb, pedestrians blaze their own paths as vehicles whiz by just inches away. And in the winter, the danger intensifies, as snowbanks force people onto the street to get to their destination.
“There’s a lot of traffic, and there’s no formal pedestrian accommodations on Hogan Road.” added Theriault.
The city is working to change that, by proposing to build a sidewalk covering the most heavily traveled part of the four-lane road, stretching from the Stillwater Avenue intersection to Bangor Mall Boulevard.
The project costs around $260,000 , but most of the funds will come from the DOT, with little economic burden on the city.
Therialut stated “The work should start toward the end of summer here, and be done, you know, by late fall.”
After the finance committee, the proposal heads to the city council and a safer shopping experience comes to Bangor.