How does this study interface with the work that Maine Department of Transportation is doing to improve the I-295 Exit 6 interchange?
The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently investigating ways to improve safety at the base of the interchange ramps for exiting vehicles. Maine DOT has temporarily suspended work on their interchange study until the results of the Transforming Forest Avenue study are available for their use.

The most helpful information this study can provide to Maine DOT is related to improving pedestrian and bicycle safety at the existing interchange ramps.

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1. Would improving the transit, pedestrian, and bicycling conditions on Forest Avenue result in automobile delay and diversion into adjacent neighborhoods?
2. Wouldn’t directing pedestrians and bicycles to other destinations such as the path on Baxter Boulevard be more appropriate than making Forest Avenue friendlier to these modes of travel?
3. Is this study revisiting the proposal to increase residential density in the R-3 and R-5 zones adjacent to Forest Avenue?
4. How does this study interface with the work that Maine Department of Transportation is doing to improve the I-295 Exit 6 interchange?