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Maine Turnpike: Thinking Ahead FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2014
Erin Courtney
513-2982
ecourtney@maineturnpike.com


Turnpike offering tired travelers free coffee during holidays

Turnpike urges late night holiday safety breaks

PORTLAND, Maine –  The Maine Turnpike Authority is encouraging holiday travelers to take break for safety and will treat Turnpike customers to a complimentary cup of coffee overnight Christmas Eve into Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. both nights.
 
The Maine Turnpike Authority expects approximately 255,000 toll transactions combined for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and another 280,000 combined on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Many travelers will be traveling very late or very early during the holidays and to them stay alert, complimentary coffee will offered at all five Maine Turnpike Service Plazas from 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
 
Turnpike Service Plazas, operated by HMSHost, are located both northbound and southbound at mile 25 in Kennebunk, northbound and southbound at mile 58 in Gray and Cumberland respectively and at mile 102 in West Gardiner.
 
Maine State Police Troop G will be actively patrolling the Maine Turnpike to keep drivers and passengers safe throughout the holidays. Turnpike staff also works with state troopers to assist stranded motorists during daytime and overnight hours.
 
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