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Southbound Off-Ramp to Falmouth Spur Reopens to Traffic

Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2013
Erin Courtney
CONTACT: Dan Morin (MTA)

Southbound Off-Ramp to Falmouth Spur Reopens to Traffic

Ramp will close again for future project phases

PORTLAND, Maine – The southbound Turnpike exit to the Falmouth Spur (Exit 52) was reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon.
The Maine Turnpike Authority is in the middle of a project to rehabilitate the Exit 52 Interchange Bridge which carries Falmouth Spur traffic over the Turnpike.
The project is taking place in phases and will again limit southbound access to and from the Falmouth Spur until the project is completed in November. Additional southbound on and off ramp closures will be announced at a later date.

  • Crews will next raise the bridge to increase the under clearance over the Turnpike. Both the southbound on ramp and off ramp will need to be closed for approximately one week. 
  • The southbound off-ramp for traffic exiting the Turnpike will close again this summer until major construction activities conclude in November 2013.

Future ramp closure dates and alerts will be posted in advance on electronic message signs on approach to the project area. The Maine Turnpike advises drivers to proceed through the work zones with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
The $3.5 million project, awarded to CPM Constructors of Freeport, consists of rehabilitation of the Exit 52 Falmouth Spur Interchange bridge superstructure over the Maine Turnpike. The work includes partial replacement of the concrete bridge deck, replacement of the bridge railings, concrete substructure modifications, repairs and approach work.
The MTA strives to keep drivers informed about planned Turnpike lane closures and travel alerts, but there is a possibility that unscheduled work may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.
Visit MaineTurnpike.com for more information on Turnpike projects and weekly construction advisories and lane closure reports. Motorists can also sign up to receive travel alerts by email and follow us on Facebook or Twitter timely travel alerts and Turnpike information.

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