PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The public is invited to attend a workshop on the proposed bypass hosted by the Maine Department of Transportation on Thursday, July 18.

The event is slated for 4-7 p.m. at the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center, with discussion involving future highway improvements in Westfield and Presque Isle.

Representatives of the MDOT will be available to answer any questions related to the proposed plan to construct a Presque Isle bypass extending northeast from U.S. Route 1 immediately north of the Cambridge Road in Westfield, continuing north 7.3 miles, crossing the Aroostook River and reconnecting to Route 1 immediately south of the Brewer Road, for a total of 9.8 miles.

“We are pleased MDOT is holding this workshop to provide information to the public about the bypass. It is important that the residents of Presque Isle have the opportunity to address their questions and concerns directly with MDOT representatives,” said Presque Isle City Manager Jim Bennett.

There will be no formal presentations; this is an open house information-sharing workshop.

Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the attention of Paul MacDonald, project manager II, MDOT, Highway Program, 24 Child St., 16 State House Station, Augusta 04333-0016; phone 624-3330; or email Reference work identification number 006462.90.