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Turnpike Urges Thanksgiving Travelers to Drive Safely During Winter Storm - 11/25/2014

Heaviest Snowfall Predicted Between 1 PM Wednesday and 7 AM Thursday
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Night Work to Close Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) Southbound Ramps - 10/31/2014

UPDATE:  Closure scheduled for 11/4 has been postponed until further notice
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Overnight Stoppages at Mile 59 Northbound in Gray Beginning Monday Night (11/3) - 10/31/2014

UPDATE:  Work completed on 11/3 - remaining scheduled closures are cancelled
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Temporary Traffic Pattern Northbound at Exit 80 in Lewiston Sunday Night (11/2) - 10/30/2014

Traffic to be Diverted between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM
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West Gardiner Paving at Exit 103 Southbound Off-Ramp to Occur Mid-Day (10/31) - 10/30/2014

Motorists Should Anticipate Slow Moving Traffic In This Area
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Route 126 Bridge in West Gardiner Reopens to Two Way Traffic - 10/28/2014

 
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Lisbon Road Bridge in Sabattus Closing for Repairs Beginning 9/29 - 9/26/2014

Bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately 3 weeks
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Cable Crossing to Force Stoppages at New Gloucester Toll Friday - 9/24/2014

Multiple 10-minute north and southbound stoppages Friday, September 26th
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Southbound Ramp Closures at Exit 80 Begin Sunday, September 14 at 8:00 PM - 9/12/2014

Overnight Ramp Closures to Begin Sunday, September 14th at 8:00 p.m. for Final Pavement
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Northbound Off-Ramp Closure at Exit 80 to Begin Sunday Night - 9/5/2014

Ramp to be Closed for Approximately 7 Days Beginning Sunday, September 7th
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Maine Visitors Treated to Special Edition Farmers’ Almanac on Labor Day - 8/28/2014

--Nearly 1,000,000 Vehicles Expected on Turnpike Labor Day Weekend--
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Overnight Stoppages at Mile 106.9 for Placement of Structural Steel - 8/22/2014

25-minute north and southbound stoppages beginning Monday, August 25
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Overnight Stoppages at Mile 91 for Placement of Structural Steel - 8/8/2014

25-minute north and southbound stoppages Monday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 13
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Maine Turnpike Authority Announces Speed Limit Increase - 8/8/2014

New Speed Limits Will Take Effect Beginning Monday, August 11, 2014
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Route 126 Bridge in West Gardiner closing on 8/4 for two weeks - 8/1/2014

Closed to traffic while construction crews raise the bridge
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West Road Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Stoppages at Mile 91 - 7/3/2014

25-minute north and southbound stoppages on Monday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 8
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Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Stoppages on Northern End of Pike - 6/27/2014

25-minute north and southbound stoppages beginning Sunday, June 29
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Multiple Construction Projects on Turnpike’s Northern End Next Week - 6/20/2014

Augusta Area Turnpike Travelers Should Prepare for Possible Delays
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Line Crossing to Force Overnight Stoppages at Mile 77 - 5/30/2014

20-minute north and southbound stoppages Sunday (6/1) 
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Center Road Bridge in Gray closing for repairs beginning 6/2 - 5/30/2014

 Bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately 3 weeks 
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Night Work to Close Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) Southbound Ramps - 5/23/2014

Closures necessary for pavement work two nights: Tuesday (5/27) and Wednesday (5/28) 
 
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Cable Crossing to Force Overnight Stoppages at Mile 48 - 5/13/2014

20-minute north and southbound stoppages Wednesday (5/14) 
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Notice of Public Meeting on High Speed Tolling Alternatives - 5/1/2014

 June 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Turnpike Headquarters in Portland
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Cable Crossing to Force Overnight Stoppages at Mile 49 - 4/30/2014

20-minute north and southbound stoppages Thursday (5/1)
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Emergency Repairs on Forest Avenue Bridge Begin Wed. (4/9) - 4/8/2014

Bridge Repairs to Cause Southbound Lane Closures for Two Nights
 
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Rating Agency Affirms Turnpike’s Aa3 Credit on Outstanding Bonds - 3/12/2014

Moody’s Investors Service Stable Outlook Applies to $412 million Rated Debt
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Cable Crossing to Force Overnight Stoppages at Mile 105 - 2/28/2014

20-minute north and southbound stoppages Monday (3/3) through Thursday (3/6)

 

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Turnpike Clear Zone Safety Improvement Project Underway - 1/17/2014

Project goals play a critical role toward improving safety and saving lives
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Turnpike Urges Late Night Holiday Safety Breaks - 12/20/2013

Complimentary Coffee Offered at Turnpike Service Plazas
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Exit 52 Southbound Off-Ramp to Falmouth Spur Reopened - 12/13/2013

Ramp was closed in May for major bridge repairs
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Public Meeting Tuesday, 12/17, on Turnpike 10 Year Plan - 12/11/2013

Public input sought
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Exit 52 (Falmouth Spur) Southbound On-ramp Closing Tonight (Wednesday) - 12/4/2013

Closure necessary for time-sensitive pavement work
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Blackstrap Road Bridge in Falmouth Opens to Traffic - 11/14/2013

Intermittent lane closures to take place into next week
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Kennebunk Service Plaza Reopened After False Bomb Threat - 11/6/2013

Plaza and Exit 25 southbound off-ramp closed for approximately 2 hours
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Exit 52 Southbound Off-Ramp to Falmouth Spur Re-opening Delayed - 10/23/2013

Unexpected project delays will move completion to late December
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Blackstrap Road Bridge in Falmouth Re-opening Delayed - 10/23/2013

Bridge expected to reopen for local traffic by mid-November
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Maine Turnpike Authority Statement on Sunday Evening Traffic Incident - 9/29/2013

Sunday evening crash claims one life
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Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) On-ramps to Close Friday, Monday and Tuesday Nights - 9/27/2013

Ramp closures necessary to continue pavement work
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Overnight Work Tonight to Close Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) On-ramps - 9/25/2013

Closures necessary for pavement work
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Miles the Moose & Farmers' Almanac to Greet Labor Day Travelers - 8/30/2013

Miles to greet travelers from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Bridge Work Scheduled To Start Next Week Entering Pike from I-295 - 8/29/2013

Congestion and significant delays expected weekday afternoons from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Turnpike Construction On Hold For Labor Day Weekend - 8/29/2013

Drivers urged to plan ahead, stay alert, and expect the unexpected
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Overnight Traffic Stops Scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday in Lewiston - 8/19/2013

Intermittent 25-minute traffic stops scheduled from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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Overnight Traffic Stops Monday & Tuesday at Mile 70 New Gloucester - 8/11/2013

25-minute traffic stops in both directions between 10pm and 5am
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Payne Road in Scarborough Restricted Overnight This Week - 8/11/2013

One lane closed in both directions between 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m,
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Pavement Work Continues Wednesday at Exit 42 (Scarborough) - 7/17/2013

Motorists advised to expect delays or seek alternate routes
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Intermittent Traffic Stops Overnight at Mile 70 in New Gloucester - 7/5/2013

Motorists advised to expect delays or seek alternate routes
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Turnpike Suspends Construction Projects For Holiday Weekend - 7/3/2013

Urges caution and awareness while driving
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Emergency Utility Pole Repairs Require Turnpike Detours - 6/29/2013

Northbound and southbound traffic affected between Exit 52 & 53 (Falmouth)
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Four Local Turnpike Bridges Closed for Rehabilitation - 6/20/2013

Local Motorists advised to seek and prepare to use alternate routes through fall
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Emergency Repairs Scheduled for Gray (Exit 63) Toll Plaza June 12-17 - 6/11/2013

Significant morning delays and congestion expected June 13, 14 & 17
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Overnight Wednesday Closure for Pavement Upgrade at Exit 7 in York - 6/11/2013

Motorists advised to seek and prepare to use alternate routes
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Leighton Road Bridge Closing Tuesday for Final Pavement Work - 5/27/2013

Closure will last for several days to complete 2012 rehabilitation project
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High-Speed Lane Closures Overnight Next Week in New Gloucester - 5/24/2013

No travel delays expected
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Falmouth Spur Southbound On-ramp Reopens to Traffic - 5/24/2013

Southbound off-ramp to the Falmouth Spur remains closed
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Turnpike Board Maintains Volume Discount Rates - 5/23/2013

Daily commuters to keep 50% Maine E-ZPass discount 
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Schedule Change for Evening Pavement Work at Exit 42 and Exit 45 - 5/21/2013

Motorists advised to seek and prepare to use alternate routes
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Exit 52 (Falmouth Spur) Southbound On-Ramp Opening Delayed - 5/20/2013

Project delays and weather forecasts may push back reopening until Friday
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Nighttime Ramp Closures for Pavement Work at Exit 42 and Exit 45 - 5/17/2013

Motorists advised to seek and prepare to use alternate routes
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Falmouth Spur Southbound Ramps To Close Tuesday - 5/10/2013

Southbound Pike off-ramp to Spur will close until November
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Southbound Off-Ramp to Falmouth Spur Reopens to Traffic - 4/11/2013

Ramp will close again for future project phases
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Traffic Stops Scheduled Sunday Night (3/31) at New Gloucester Toll - 3/30/2013

Final preparations to take place for new E-ZPass only highway speed lanes
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Storm Delays Start of Falmouth Spur Bridge Work - 3/19/2013

Southbound off ramp will now close Monday, March 25
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Storm Forces Rescheduling of Overnight New Gloucester Traffic Stops - 3/18/2013

Intermittent 20-minute stops needed for overhead sign placement
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Overnight Traffic Stops Scheduled for New Gloucester Toll Plaza - 3/16/2013

Intermittent 20-minute stops needed for overhead sign placement
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Falmouth Spur Interchange Bridge Project Work Starts Monday, March 18 - 3/13/2013

Southbound off ramp will be closed for extended periods through November
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Maine Turnpike E-ZPass Highway Speed Tolling Set for April 1 Opening - 3/4/2013

E-ZPass Only Highway Speed Plaza Nearing Completion
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Turnpike, MaineDOT & State Police Urging Public to Heed Blizzard Warning - 2/8/2013

Agencies call for would-be motorists to avoid any non-urgent travel  
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Rating Agency Affirms Turnpike’s Strong ‘AA-’ Credit - 1/28/2013

Fitch Ratings Gives Stable Outlook Citing “Healthy Financial Metrics”  
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Early Morning Traffic Stops Monday in Lewiston - 1/26/2013

Twenty minute stoppages planned for utility line relocation at mile 80.5  
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Turnpike Cancels Morning Traffic Stops in Lewiston - 1/21/2013

Utility work is rescheduled for Monday morning, January 28
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Overnight Traffic Stops Tuesday in West Gardiner - 1/20/2013

Twenty-five minute stoppages planned to continue bridge repairs
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Turnpike Traffic Stops Scheduled Tuesday Morning in Lewiston - 1/19/2013

Tuesday morning traffic stops needed for overhead utility work
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Exit 102 Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Stoppages - 1/11/2013

25-minute southbound stoppages Sunday (1/13) through Thursday (1/17)
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Leighton Road Bridge in Falmouth Open to Traffic - 11/21/2012

Contractor Will Return Next Spring to Apply Permanent Pavement
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Maine Turnpike Reminds Customers of Thursday Toll Increase - 10/31/2012

Maine E-ZPass Rates to Increase Only 1 cent per mile
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Falmouth Bridge Project Delayed - 10/29/2012

Leighton Road Bridge Opening Delayed to Thanksgiving Week
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Exit 42 Northbound Off Ramp Will Be Closed For Morning Commute (10/29) - 10/26/2012

 
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Overnight Traffic Stops At New Gloucester Toll Plaza - 10/22/2012

 25-minute overnight traffic stops Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25.
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Exit 42 Bridge Repairs to Force Daytime and Nighttime Closures - 10/19/2012

Various Southbound and Northbound ramp closures begin Monday night (10/22)
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Turnpike Approves Higher E-ZPass Discount Rates - 10/18/2012

8-month Plan will offer 50% off E-ZPass rates for daily commuters 
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Exit 53 Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Off-Ramp Closures - 10/10/2012

Northbound and Southbound off-ramp closures at Exit 53 Interchange Thursday night (10/11)
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Southbound Ramp Closures Scheduled at Exit 75 in Auburn - 8/17/2012

Interchange Bridge Repairs to Cause Overnight Ramp Closures Beginning Sunday, August 19
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Exit 42 Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Closures - 8/17/2012

Southbound on ramp at Exit 42 Interchange to be closed beginning Sunday night (8/19)
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Maine Turnpike Board Gives Final Approval to Raise Tolls - 8/16/2012

Maine E-ZPass Rates to Increase Only 1 cent per mile
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Turnpike Authority Board Gives Preliminary Approval to New Toll Rates - 8/2/2012

Encourages Maine Residents to Take Advantage of E-ZPass
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Interchange Repairs to Force Overnight Closures - 7/23/2012

Southbound on and off ramps at Exit 53 Interchange to be closed Monday & Tuesday nights
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Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Traffic Stops June 27 & 28 - 6/25/2012

25-minute traffic stops at mile 80 scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday nights
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Bridge Repairs to Force Overnight Traffic Stops June 25 & 26 - 6/25/2012

25-minute traffic stops at mile 70 scheduled for Monday and Tuesday nights
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Traffic Pattern Changes to Force 5-Minute Traffic Stops - 4/26/2012

5-minute traffic stops at mile 32 northbound in Biddeford needed to set up lane closures
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2012 Falmouth Bridge Projects – Mountain and Leighton Road - 4/19/2012

2012 Falmouth Bridge Projects – Mountain and Leighton Road
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Falmouth Spur Traffic Pattern Switch - 4/15/2012

Falmouth Spur Traffic Pattern Switch Reconstruction of Presumpscot River Overpass Bridges Begins This Week
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Bridge Repairs to Force Nightly Southbound Traffic Stops 25-minute traffic stops at mile 94 between Augusta and L/A - 4/7/2012

Bridge Repairs to Force Nightly Southbound Traffic Stops 25-minute traffic stops at mile 94 between Augusta and L/A each overnight this week
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25-minute Traffic Stops at Mile 52 Monday & Tuesday Overnights - 3/28/2012

25-minute traffic stops at mile 52 scheduled for Monday & Tuesday nights
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Turnpike Authority Sells Former Portland Office - 3/1/2012

Local Engineering Company Plans to Expand Operations
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Turnpike Revenue Bonds Offered to Maine Investors - 2/23/2012

S&P upgrades its rating of MTA bonds
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Exit 53 Interchange Bridge Repairs to Reduce Traffic to One Lane - 2/9/2012

Exit 53 Interchange Bridge Repairs to Reduce Traffic to One Lane
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Maine Turnpike Authority Reduces Cost of E-ZPass Sign-up - 2/1/2012

Electronic Transponder Price Reduced 60%*
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Winter Storm Alerts at 800-675-PIKE (7453); Twitter & Facebook - 1/11/2012

Prompt Travel Alerts Available at 800-675-PIKE(7453); Twitter & Facebook
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Bridge Demolition to Cause Intermittent Traffic Stops at Mile 48 Overnights Monday through Thursday - 12/19/2011

Intermittent traffic stops scheduled tonight through Thursday
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Turnpike Board Approves Civil Restitution from Violette - 12/15/2011

Turnpike to recover $430,000 from Violette and two bonding companies
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Turnpike Authority to Provide Travel Updates on Facebook and Twitter - 11/22/2011

Follow up-to-the-minute Maine Turnpike Authority travel alerts
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Steady Columbus Day Traffic Expected - 10/6/2011

FORECASTING MODEL SHOWS A SLIGHT 1.7% DECLINE FROM 2010
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Labor Day Traffic on Maine Turnpike Increases Over Last Year - 9/6/2011

Weak Economy, High Gas Prices & Late Holiday Fail To Deter Visitors
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Labor Day Media Advisory - 9/6/2011

Miles the Maine Turnpike Moose will be at the York Toll Plaza on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2011 beginning at 11:00 a.m. to bid farewell to departing tourists.
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Turnpike Traffic Predicted to Drop 6% Over Labor Day Weekend - 9/1/2011

USM Researchers List Hurricane Irene & Weak Economy Among Causes
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July 4th Traffic Predicted to Decline - 7/5/2011

USM Researchers Say Gas Prices Have Not Eased Enough to Spur Travel
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Turnpike Traffic Forecast Predicts Fewer Holiday Travelers - 5/26/2011

USM Researchers Cite Highest Memorial Day Gas Prices in a Decade as Cause
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MTA News

Nov25
Turnpike Urges Thanksgiving Travelers to Drive Safely During Winter Storm
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Oct31
Night Work to Close Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) Southbound Ramps
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Oct31
Overnight Stoppages at Mile 59 Northbound in Gray Beginning Monday Night (11/3)
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