WATERVILLE (AP) — Residents of Waterville who live near a proposed new interchange on Interstate 95 say they’re concerned about increased traffic in their neighborhood as well as threats to the environment.

About 60 people attended a meeting Thursday night to discuss the proposed $6 million ramp system at Trafton Road.

The meeting was hosted by the state Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.

The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1hC4wet ) reported that proponents of the interchange say it will ease congestion in other parts of town and spur economic development.

The interchange is proposed by Trafton Realty LLC, which own more than 900 acres in the area, some of which it wants to develop.

Opponents say the proposal threatens their peaceful rural lifestyle, will increase truck traffic and threaten wildlife habitat.

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