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AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After more than a decade of planning, Auburn officials are breaking ground for a Rangeley Branch rail line restoration project that will connect Auburn to Poland.

Paid for with $3 million in general obligation bond funds, the Rangeley line will open 400 acres of land to direct rail service.

The line will be open in about a year, according to Auburn's Director of Economic Development, Roland Miller.

The St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad will be the service provider for the Rangeley line.

According to Blake Jones, General Manager of the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad, it will create another line for heating oil, lumber, and paper customers to deliver goods and services.

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