The Times-Record reports that the State has sent the Wiscasset bypass route plan to the Army Corps of Engineers for approval. The building of the road will likely require the State to take property by eminent domain.
Construction of the bypass would force the state to move 26 residences and 13 businesses, claiming those properties through eminent domain proceedings.
“One of the reasons this bypass has taken many, many years to come to a conclusion is there are always impacts, and they’re not always good,” said Carol Morris. “It’s never good to have to take people’s properties and lands. It’s never good to impact wetlands.