Monday, April 7, 2008

How Do You Say Autobahn in Mainah?

There was a very interesting article in yesterday's Maine Sunday Telegram about Cianbro chairman (and possible candidate for the Blaine House) Peter Vigue's efforts to construct a privately-funded 'East-West' highway across Maine (or as writer Matt Wickenheiser so elegantly put it, an asphalt belt that would span Maine's girth from Calais to Coburn Gore).

I understand this issue's been around for awhile, but if it does indeed start gaining traction, the privateers should strongly consider an idea poster MacPhyl threw out a couple weeks ago: "If its (sic) a private road then the owner should build it to Autobahn spec and forget about speed limits. Speed up commerce and it would be a great a tourist draw."

Food for thought, I guess.

- John C.L. Morgan

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