Doing Business in Old Town: Infrastructure


Roads

It's easy to get around in Old Town. Interstate 95 runs north and south right through the center of Old Town providing access to Bangor, Portland, and all of the major metropolitan areas along the East Coast from the Canadian Border to Florida. Access to I-95 is provided in three locations: Bennoch Road, Hudson/West Old Town Road, and Stillwater Avenue. 


Airport

Bangor International Airport, located about 20 minutes from Old Town, provides direct flights to several cities daily on Delta and U.S. Airways, and flights several times a week on Allegiant. Some of the top destinations for Bangor International travelers include Orlando, FL, New York City, NY, Houston, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Washington D.C., Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL. flybangor.com

Old Town also has its own airport, the Dewitt Field Old Town Municipal Airport. This airport sports two runways and one seaplane base. See our Airport Business Park page for more information. 


Rail

A primary rail line serving all of northern and eastern Maine runs right through Old Town providing direct freight-rail access to Old Town businesses. Pan Am operates trains from the Canadian border down through the New England States to the Long Island Sound and into New York's Capital Region. Many businesses throughout the region benefit from the railroad, including Old Town Fuel & Fiber, Lincoln Paper & Tissue, and Madison Paper just to name a few. Visit their website for additional information: www.panamrailways.com.


Broadband

High-speed internet access is available throughout Old Town. Most of the City is served by cable modem via Time Warner Cable. Exede provides satellite internet services. DSL is also available in the downtown area - DSL service providers include FairPoint, GWI, and CornerStone Communications.

Old Town is also connected to the Three Ring Binder network, a high-capacity fiber optic network recently constructed in the State of Maine. This 'dark fiber' network enables the future expansion of optical services in the City as well as the increased reach of DSL services. www.mainefiberco.com


Sewer

Provision of wastewater distribution services is provided by the City's Pollution Control Department, whose mission is to provide proper treatment of the City's residential, commercial, and industrial wastewater for the lowest practical cost. Approximately half of the Town is serviced through approximately 1,900 service connections. The treatment plan is currently only at half capacity, meaning that there is plenty of room for an increase in industrial contribution of wastewater. Discharge permits are issued by the administrator of the pollution control facility: Frank Kearney at 207-827-39070 or fkearney@myfairpoint.net


Water

The Old Town Water District oversees potable water distribution for the City. Plenty of excess capacity is available to supply new development; the District can comfortably sustain an extra 500,000 gallons of water per year and a short-term increase of up to an additional 1-million gallons. There is no separate permit to obtain water service. The Old Town Water District would be happy to answer any questions you may have by contacting them at 207-827-2145 or at fkearney@myfairpoint.net


Natural Gas

Natural gas is available in Old Town through Bangor Gas, an Energy West Company. Formed in August 1997, Bangor Gas is a Maine Limited Liability Company dedicated to providing safe, reliable natural gas service to residential, commercial and municipal customers in the Greater Bangor area. www.bangorgas.com