— The Maine Senate has given final approval to a bill that repeals a requirement for a feasibility study on the proposed east-west highway.
The Senate’s final approval Tuesday sent the bill, L.D. 985, to Gov. Paul LePage.
The resolve removes a requirement that the state Transportation Department conduct a feasibility study on the $2 billion project. The proposal calls for a 220-mile, privately run toll road connecting New Brunswick and Quebec via Maine.
The Legislature last session appropriated $300,000 for the study, but the study was suspended due to insufficient information about the project.