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Maine Turnpike Construction Advisories

Weekly Construction Advisories

The Weekly Construction Advisories are intended to provide general information about scheduled construction projects for the upcoming week. This schedule of lane closures may change due to weather conditions or other unanticipated events. For daily and more immediate traffic information, please call our toll free, highway advisory line at 1-800-675-PIKE. Immediate traffic information is now available on this Web Site. If you see a flashing "Traffic Alert", click on it immediately for urgent travel information.

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Week of May 22, 2016


(The weekly travel forecast is intended to provide construction information to patrons of the Maine Turnpike. This schedule of lane closures is subject to change due to weather conditions, traffic incidents or other unanticipated events.)

Weeklong Activities
Mile Marker City/Town Dates Closure Details
18 – 20 Wells 05/23 – 05/26 North and southbound lane closures from 7 am to 3 pm for street sweeping.
54 – 64 Falmouth – Gray 05/23 – 05/26 North and southbound lane closures from 6 am to 9 pm for pavement rehabilitation.  (Closures on 5/26 will be removed by 12pm.)
44 – 45 Scarborough – South Portland 05/22 – 05/25 North and southbound lane closures from 7 pm to 5 am for bridge maintenance operations on the Cummings Road Bridge.
63 Gray 05/24 – 05/26 Northbound lane closure from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm for construction on the Exit 63 Interchange.
71 New Gloucester 05/23 – 05/26 Southbound lane closure from 5:30 am to 5 pm for bridge maintenance operations on the Royal River bridge.
80 Lewiston 05/22 – 05/23 Intermittent Trooper-assisted traffic stops of up to 25 minutes in duration are scheduled on Alfred Plourde Parkway in Lewiston off Exit 80 between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am for structural steel placement on the Exit 80 Interchange Bridge.  There will be no impact on traffic on the Turnpike, however traffic will be stopped intermittently on the departing ramps at the Lewiston Interchange.  (May 23 is a rain date only)
95 Litchfield 05/23 – 05/26 North and southbound lane closure from 6:30 am to 5 pm for bridge work on the Small Road Bridge.
106 Farmingdale 05/23 – 05/26 North and southbound lane closure from 6:30 am to 4 pm for bridge work on the Maple Street Bridge.
 
Daily Activities
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Mile Marker City/Town Closure Details
68 – 67 New Gloucester Southbound closure of the open road toll lane at New Gloucester Barrier Toll from 7:30 am to 3 pm for road maintenance operations.
 
Ongoing Activities, until further notice:
Mile Marker City/Town Closure Details
32 Biddeford Vehicles and loads over 10’ wide will not be permitted to ENTER the Maine Turnpike at the Biddeford Toll/Exit 32.  (Vehicles exiting the Turnpike will not be impacted).
Exit 52 Falmouth Due to construction at the Exit 52 Toll, lane 1 will be closed until further notice.
Exit 52 and Falmouth Spur Falmouth Due to toll construction there will be a restriction for wide loads (over 10’ wide) as follows:
Vehicles and loads over 10’ wide traveling Southbound on Interstate 295 are prohibited from departing at Exit 11 toward Interstate 95 / Maine Turnpike.  This restriction will remain in effect until further notice. 
Vehicles and loads over 10’ wide will not be permitted to travel Westbound on the Falmouth Spur between Route 1 in Falmouth and the Maine Turnpike.  This restriction will remain in effect until further notice.
1.8 (Falmouth Spur) Falmouth Eastbound lane closure in the area of the Falmouth Toll Plaza due to Plaza construction.
Exit 53 Falmouth Due to toll construction, there will be a restriction for wide loads (over 10’ wide) as follows:
Vehicles and loads over 10’ wide will not be permitted to ENTER the Maine Turnpike at the West Falmouth Toll/Exit 53. (Vehicles exiting the Turnpike will not be impacted).
61 Gray North and southbound lane shift and narrow lanes due to bridge work on the Eagles Nest Overpass.
63 Gray Due to construction on the Exit 63 Interchange, the right lane at mile 63 southbound will be closed until further notice.  The ramps at Exit 63 will remain open.
63 – 48 Gray – Portland Due to paving and road construction, there will be a restriction for wide loads (over 10’) as follows:
Vehicles and loads over 10’ wide traveling Southbound on the Maine Turnpike must exit at or before Exit 63 (Gray) and may re-enter for southbound travel at Exit 48 (Portland). This restriction will remain in place until further notice. Northbound vehicles will not be restricted at this time.
79 – 81 Lewiston North and southbound traffic is reduced to a single lane due to interchange construction at Exit 80. 
80 Lewiston Due to construction on the Exit 80 Interchange in Lewiston, there will be a restriction for wide loads (over 13’) as follows:
Vehicles and loads over 13’ wide traveling Northbound on the Maine Turnpike must exit at Exit 80 in Lewiston and may re-enter for northbound travel on the Exit 80 Northbound entering ramp.
99 – 100 West Gardiner Due to construction at the West Gardiner Barrier Toll located at mile 100, a north and southbound lane closure will be in place until further notice.
100 Toll West Gardiner Due to construction at the West Gardiner Barrier Toll located at mile 100, lanes 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be closed until further notice.
 
 
Service Plaza Closures
 
Two service plazas along the Maine Turnpike will temporarily close for renovations beginning Monday, March 21, 2016 for approximately nine weeks.  The Gray Service Plaza (located at mile 59 northbound) and the Cumberland Service Plaza (located at mile 58 southbound) will be closed in order to remove Starbucks and install a 24-hour Drive-Thru Burger King at both locations.  The project is anticipated to be completed this summer.  During renovations all services including gas pumps and sanitary facilities will be closed.  Motorists will need to seek alternate locations.  Maine Turnpike service plazas in West Gardiner and Kennebunk will remain open during this time.
 

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