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PORTLAND, Maine- A contractor working for the Maine Turnpike Authority will begin roadside clearing project on the Turnpike (I-95) at Rand Road (Exit 47) today. In this first phase of this work, the contractor, Comprehensive Land Technologies, Inc. of South China, Maine, plans to clearing vegetation from the easterly (northbound) side of the Turnpike and proceed northerly to Exit 48 (Riverside Street), and then move to the westerly (southbound) side of the Turnpike and work southerly back to Rand Road. It is expected that this first phase of the work will take 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the weather. For this work to proceed safely for travelers and the workers, it will involve closing of shoulders and occasionally the right-hand travel lane. Accordingly, it has been scheduled in the winter to minimize impacts to travelers.
This clearing is a basic maintenance activity and is not part of any construction project. It is being done to enhance safety for Turnpike travelers in three ways.