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Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2014
Erin Courtney

Cable Crossing to Force Overnight Stoppages at Mile 49

20-minute north and southbound stoppages Thursday (5/1)

PORTLAND, Maine – Thursday evening, May 1, 2014, 20-minute traffic stops will occur in both 
directions in Portland at Mile 49 to allow Central Maine Power to install transmission lines across the 
highway. Stoppages are scheduled to begin Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. and will last until 5:00 a.m. on 
Friday morning. 

Motorists should prepare alternate travel routes during the closures. Message boards will be in place to 
inform approaching travelers of closures, and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) broadcasts on 1610 AM 
will also be used to inform drivers. The Maine Turnpike Authority appreciates motorists’ patience and 
understanding during this construction. 

Visit for information on Turnpike projects and weekly construction advisories and 
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