Federal dollars are in the pipeline in both houses of
Congress for a new connection between Interstate 95 and the MaineGeneral Medical
Center's campus in north Augusta.U.S. Rep. Chellie
Pingree, D-1st District, announced Thursday a House committee approved
$1 million to help restructure Exit 113 of I-95 to provide a link to the Harold
Alfond Center for Cancer Care and the proposed site of a new inpatient
"Restructuring the highway exit will open access to MaineGeneral's new
hospital and make way for economic development that will benefit the entire
region," Pingree said in a statement issued by her office.
Enhancing Exit 113 also will allow expansion in the area for employment,
higher education, government services and retail facilities, she noted.