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5/20/2024 - City seeks public input on downtown improvements


For immediate release: May 20, 2024

Contact: City Engineer John Theriault
Telephone: 207-992-4249

Contact: Economic Development Director Anne Krieg
Telephone: 207-992-4281


City seeks public input on downtown improvements


BANGOR, Maine – The City is conducting a study to identify transportation and streetscape improvements for downtown.

 An in-person public workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. to receive input from residents on the Downtown Bangor Streetscape Improvement Study. The workshop will be held at the Bangor Arts Exchange at 193 Exchange St. and is an initial public gathering meant to inform the work of the City’s Community and Economic Development Department as it solicits as much public feedback as possible.

 The study is part of a Village Partnership Initiative done in collaboration with the Maine Department of Transportation, which will pay for a significant portion of the downtown improvements that are ultimately adopted.

 Those improvements are expected to include greater pedestrian safety, making downtown more walkable and enhancing bicycling in the area. They’re also intended to help revitalize portions of downtown. The study area encompasses Bangor’s downtown core, framed by portions of Park Street, Center Street, Franklin Street, Hammond Street, Main Street, Water Street, Broad Street, Washington Street and Exchange Street.

 In addition to Maine DOT, the project also is supported by the Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System.

 Click here to learn more about the study.



The City of Bangor, Maine, is a service center community of 31,753 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see