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Storm Delays Start of Falmouth Spur Bridge Work

Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2013
Erin Courtney
CONTACT: Dan Morin (MTA)

Storm Delays Start of Falmouth Spur Bridge Work

Southbound off ramp will now close Monday, March 25

PORTLAND, Maine – CPM Constructors of Freeport has delayed closing the southbound off ramp for travelers exiting the Maine Turnpike to the Falmouth Spur until Monday, March 25, weather permitting. The winter storm will delay work to prepare the ramp for closing and equipment setup.
The project to repair the Exit 52 Falmouth Spur Interchange bridge superstructure over the Maine Turnpike will be completed in phases and limit southbound access to and from the Falmouth Spur until the project is completed in November. The updated southbound on and off ramp closures now include: 

  • The southbound off-ramp for traffic exiting the Maine Turnpike will be closed Monday, March 25 for approximately 3 weeks. 
  • Both the southbound on ramp and off ramp will be closed for approximately one week in late-May or early-June. 
  • The southbound off-ramp for traffic exiting the Turnpike will close again from late-May / early-June until major construction activities conclude in November 2013.
Commuters who currently travel southbound from points north of Exit 52 are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate routes prior to the start of the project. The suggested alternate route to I-295 from the Maine Turnpike is Exit 45 (Maine Mall Road).
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 MTA works to inform the public 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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