Implement lasting repairs to Route 15 from Orland to Stonington
  • Petitioning Maine Department of Transportation

This petition will be delivered to:

Maine Department of Transportation
Gov. Paul LePage

Implement lasting repairs to Route 15 from Orland to Stonington

    1. Ben Barrows
    2. Petition by

      Ben Barrows

      Stonington, ME

Rte 15 is crucial to the lives and livelihoods of the thousands of people who live and work in Orland, Penobscot, Blue Hill, Castine, Brooklin, Sedgwick, Surry, Deer Isle, Stonington and Isle au Haut. For many of us, it is the only access available for purchasing household essentials and business inputs, and selling the products that we make or harvest with pride.

The conditions of the road this winter were unacceptably bad. The conditions negatively affected our ability to travel to and from our schools and places of work. Buyers and suppliers of goods and services which are critical to our economic well-being were impeded from traveling to our towns, reluctant to damage their vehicles or the products being transported. This has real consequences for our households and our businesses. Perhaps most importantly, the poor condition of Rte 15 is a public safety hazard. Ambulances, fire trucks, and police vehicles cannot traverse the road safely or quickly. Persons with trauma injuries cannot be transported safely over the roads.

This is more than just a matter of a bumpy road. Route 15 from Orland to Stonington does not meet the requirements of having basic, reliable infrastructure to support our lives and work in Hancock county.
This is important to us.

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    Reasons for signing

    • j mark littlehales MARLBORO, VT
      • 4 months ago

      Lived in Brooklin for 22 years, still traverse that road two or three times a year. If I was still there, I'd be livid, having rattled through it all a couple weeks ago. FIX IT NOW!

    • Joe Lendvai BROOKLIN, ME
      • 4 months ago

      Rt 15 is the only road leading to and from Deer Isle for hundreds, perhaps thousands of people. Having it passable is an issue of public safety.

    • Hendrik Gideonse BROOKLIN, ME
      • 4 months ago

      I drive it all the time, and I had to drive it last February and March over forty times while working on a County-wide project. It ate up twice the time it should have because of the speed restrictions and destroyed my alignment twice. It was grossly unsafe, a threat to every life on it.

    • Catherine Princell BROOKLIN, ME
      • 4 months ago

      I commute on this road regularly.

    • Donald Holmes SEDGWICK, ME
      • 4 months ago

      The road is hazardous to general travel in the late winter and spring. It puts a great deal of unnecessary stress on vehicles. Much more critically, it puts lives in danger -- both directly by increasing accident potential and indirectly by greatly reducing the ability of emergency response teams to get to the scene of the emergency and then from there to the hospital.


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