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speed Alert

Posted on December 12 at 3:41 AM

At the request of the Maine State Police, speed limits on the Maine Turnpike from New Hampshire line (Mile 0) to Exit 53 in Falmouth have been reduced to 45 MPH due to snow. Please travel with caution and adjust your speed for conditions.
Additional Information
Due to inclement weather, the speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph. While speeds are reduced, over limit vehicles are prohibited.

Updated on 12/12/2017 at 4:43 AM
Due to inclement weather, the speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph for the entire length of the Maine Turnpike. While speeds are reduced, over limit vehicles are prohibited.

Updated on 12/13/2017 at 12:08 AM
Due to inclement weather, the speed limit on the Maine Turnpike has been reduced to 45 mph from exit 53 in Falmouth to exit 109 in Augusta. While speeds are reduced, over limit vehicles are prohibited.

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Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2014
Erin Courtney

Southbound Ramp Closures at Exit 80 Begin Sunday, September 14 at 8:00 PM

Overnight Ramp Closures to Begin Sunday, September 14th at 8:00 p.m. for Final Pavement

LEWISTON, Maine – Maine Turnpike motorists are advised to prepare for a series of overnight ramp closures at Exit 80 in Lewiston, beginning Sunday, September 14, 2014.  The ramp closures will occur in the southbound direction only and will begin with the southbound off-ramp.   The work on the southbound off-ramp is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. and will last through 5:00 a.m. for a total of two nights, weather permitting.   Beginning Tuesday night, September 16, 2014, the southbound on-ramp will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for four nights.  All work is weather dependent and could impact this schedule. 

  Sun 9/14 Mon 9/15 Tue  9/17 Wed 9/17 Thu 9/18 Fri 9/19
CLOSED CLOSED open open open open
8 p - 5 a 8 p - 5 a
10 p - 5 a 10 p - 5 a 10 p - 5 a 10 p - 5 a

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.
The ramp paving is the final part of Phase I, the first phase of the Lewiston Interchange improvement project that is currently underway.  Phase I, a $5.1 million project, awarded to RJ Grondin & Sons of Gorham, Maine, began in January 2014 and is expected to be completed by fall 2014.  Construction on Phase II (the mainline and bridges) is scheduled to begin in fall 2014.  The third and final phase, Phase III, will tie the single point ramps into a single new traffic signal on Alfred Plourde Parkway.
The new interchange has been designed as a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI). This will be the first SPUI design in the State of Maine. The SPUI design was selected to reduce impacts on adjacent property owners, reduce impacts on natural resources, improve current traffic operations, and to accommodate the future growth in the region.
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