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295 Alert Alert

Posted on December 10 at 4:43 PM

This is the Traffic Management Center for the Maine Turnpike Authority with a travel alert for Interstate 295:
Additional Information
Crash on I-295 northbound in the area of mile 8/Portland. Expect delays and use caution.

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Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2017
Erin Courtney
CONTACT: Erin Courtney (MTA)

Exit 86 Southbound-Off Ramp Closed Beginning 7/24

Interchange ramp will be closed to traffic for approximately 21 days

PORTLAND, Maine – Beginning on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 AM, the Maine Turnpike southbound off-ramp of Exit 86 Interchange in Sabattus will be closed for approximately 21 days.  The closure is required to complete upgrades to the tolling equipment on the ramp.  Upgrades to the other three ramps at Exit 86 are also in progress, however, no other ramps will need to be closed.  “We tried to minimize the effect on the traveling public as much as we possibly could,” said MTA spokeswoman, Erin Courtney.  “We were able to create temporary travel lanes for the other three on- and off-ramps, but southbound-off was too close to a stream, making a closure of the ramp necessary,” said Courtney.
Message boards are in place and will continue to inform approaching travelers of the closure. The Maine Turnpike Authority appreciates motorists’ patience and understanding during this construction.
The Exit 86 ramp work is included as part of a much larger $6.5 million project, awarded to Lane Construction Corporation of Lewiston. The project consists of pavement rehabilitation and clearzone improvements from Mile 80.7 in Lewiston to Mile 88.6 in Sabattus. The overall project is scheduled to be completed this fall.

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