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Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) On-ramps to Close Friday, Monday and Tuesday Nights

Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2013
Erin Courtney
513-2982
ecourtney@maineturnpike.com
CONTACT: Dan Morin (MTA)
838-8613
dmorin@maineturnpike.com


Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) On-ramps to Close Friday, Monday and Tuesday Nights

Ramp closures necessary to continue pavement work

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Turnpike Authority will continue a pavement improvement project over the next few days which requires the temporary closure of both on-ramps to the Turnpike for traffic entering from the Falmouth Spur (Exit 52), weather permitting. The closures will only affect traffic coming from Exit 11 on I-295 and motorists traveling to the Turnpike from Route 1 in Falmouth.
 
Friday, September 27:
 

  • The southbound on-ramp for traffic entering the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to be closed from 10:00 p.m. until approximately 2:00 a.m.
 
  • The northbound on-ramp for traffic entering the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to close at approximately 2:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.
 
Monday, September 30: 
  • The southbound on-ramp for traffic entering the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to be closed from 10:00 p.m. until approximately 5:00 a.m.
 
Tuesday, October 1: 
  • The southbound on-ramp for traffic entering the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to be closed from 10:00 p.m. until approximately 5:00 a.m.
  • The northbound on-ramp for traffic entering the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to close from approximately 12:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.
 
Wednesday, October 2 (if necessary): 
  • The northbound on-ramp for traffic entering the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to close at approximately 2:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.
 
***All times are approximate according to project progress and may be adjusted without notice
 
The ramp closures are necessary for crews to first remove the top layer of aging pavement—a process called “milling”—and then to apply new pavement. The MTA advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destination by alternate routes. The work zones will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage.
 
Motorists are encouraged to visit smartphone friendly MaineTurnpike.com for up-to-the-minute travel alerts. The MTA also provides timely updates and other helpful Turnpike information on Facebook and Twitter.