GPCOG News

Road salt bids are lower this year

Some good news. The new road salt bids are in for member communities, and there are big savings this year.
Maine DOT Region 1 bid price for road salt typically has been used as our benchmark for measuring savings to our members. This year GPCOG’s bid price is 11.7% lower than the MDOT Region 1 price, including the member bid fee. If GPCOG member communities were to purchase the same amount of salt this year as last, it would translate into cumulative savings of $365,500, offsetting about 70% of total FY 2020 municipal member dues.