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Recent News

New Open Road Tolling Plaza in York Opening on September 15th

9/13/2021 Motorists urged to be aware of traffic pattern shifts as the old plaza is removed

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MTA predicting Labor Day weekend traffic to be near pre-pandemic levels

9/2/2021 Employees wave final goodbye to tourists on Labor Day at existing York Toll

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Maine Turnpike Authority announces plans for Fall 2021 toll adjustment

7/19/2021 Meetings scheduled for early August to take public comment

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Maine Turnpike preliminary traffic numbers from Memorial Day Weekend

6/1/2021 Traffic was up significantly over 2020, down 7.4 percent from 2019

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Busy Memorial Day Weekend Expected on Turnpike

5/27/2021 Traffic volume predicted to be nearing 2019 pre-pandemic numbers

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Exit 45 (Maine Mall Road) southbound ramps to be closed this weekend

4/29/2021

Southbound on and off ramps closed from 9:00 PM on Friday (4/30) through 6:00 AM Monday (5/3)

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New traffic patterns begin next week at West Gardiner I-295 toll plaza

4/1/2021

Highway-speed ORT lanes scheduled to open this fall

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$28 million reconstruction of Exit 45 Interchange to begin next week

3/12/2021 New interchange scheduled to open in Fall of 2022

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Blasting along mainline near Exit 45 to begin next week (12/28)

12/23/2020 Blasting will occur between hours of 10 AM and 1 PM for approximately three weeks

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Overnight stoppages southbound at Mile 8.3 in York on Sunday, Nov. 1

10/30/2020 Trooper assisted traffic stops of up to 25 minutes in duration

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York Toll Plaza construction moving into final phase next week

10/16/2020Motorists will travel through the new ORT lanes while cash toll booths are constructed

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Weekend long closure of Cummings Road Bridge to begin Saturday morning

9/10/2020 Construction of new bridge nearing completion

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Exit 45 southbound ramp closures scheduled overnight next week

8/28/2020 Southbound on and off ramps will be closed from 9 PM to 6 AM for milling and paving

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UPDATED: Turnpike bridge work to cause overnight closures of Warren Avenue next

8/27/2020 Two nights of closures needed for steel removal on Warren Avenue bridges at Mile 49

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MTA predicts reduced Memorial Day Weekend traffic due to COVID-19

5/21/2020 Motorists reminded to practice safe driving on roadways

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Mainline traffic stoppages and Exit 45 ramp closures to occur overnight this week

5/4/2020 One stoppage per night and closure of Exit 45 northbound on-ramp for CMP line relocation

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Multiple nighttime stoppages on Turnpike mainline begin tomorrow as work on Cummings Road Bridge in Scarborough continues

4/29/2020 Stoppages of up to 25 minutes and overnight closures of Exit 45 Interchange ramps
to occur this week and next

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Double Lane closures on mainline in Kennebunk to occur three days this week

4/13/2020 Double lane closures scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week

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Nighttime stoppages on Turnpike mainline in Portland Area scheduled for next week

3/20/2020 Multiple stoppages of up to 25 minutes in the Portland area Monday & Tuesday night

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Nighttime stoppages on Turnpike mainline scheduled for this week

3/13/2020 Multiple stoppages of up to 25 minutes in the Portland area Monday & Tuesday night

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Weekend long closure of Exit 45 southbound ramps beginning Friday night

2/24/2020First phase of Exit 45 Interchange Reconstruction Underway

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Overnight Lane Closures at Warren Ave in Portland

2/7/2020 Overnight closures of Warren Ave on February 9th and 10th

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Starbucks at Kennebunk Service Plaza Undergoing Renovations

1/10/2020 Starbucks in Kennebunk being renovated to serve you better

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Re-striping southbound lanes of York Toll Plaza construction zone (Jan 13 & 14)

1/10/2020 Expect delays Monday, January 13 & Tuesday, January 14

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Re-striping lanes at York Toll Plaza work zone (12/18 & 12/19)

12/17/2019 Expect delays in both directions Wednesday & Thursday

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Maine Turnpike List of Traffic Stops November 25 and 26

11/25/2019 Stops at the Cummings Road Bridge Construction Project

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Maine Turnpike Authority announces changes to highway maintenance vehicles

11/19/2019Flashing green lights will be added to 17 new snowplows on turnpike this winter

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Maine Turnpike complete list of scheduled traffic interruptions for week of November 3rd

11/1/2019 Interruptions include mainline stoppages, overnight ramp and local road closures

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Overnight closures of Warren Avenue and turnpike mainline stoppages (10/30 & 10/31)

10/28/2019 Necessary for removal of structural steel on turnpike mainline bridges at Mile 49

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Overnight traffic stops scheduled for October 29 near Mile 45 on turnpike

10/28/2019 Traffic entering at Exit 45 southbound to be held during stoppages needed for CMP pole relocation

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Nightly closures of Exit 45 Southbound next week

10/16/2019 Closures necessary to reset barrier on the Exit 45 bridge
 

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Travel Advisory Exit 44 in Scarborough

9/12/2019 Nightly closures of Exit 44 in Scarborough to occur next week
Plaza to be closed nightly to complete final surface paving 

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MTA annual Labor Day tradition continues into its seventeenth year

8/28/2019 Officials anticipate record number of travelers over the holiday weekend

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Shaker Hill Rd (Route 26) in Gray to Close on August 7

7/29/2019 14-day closure needed to raise bridge over the Maine Turnpike
 

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UPDATED - Exit 45 southbound off-ramp to be closed Tuesday night for installation of traffic control devices

7/22/2019 Due to rain in the forecast for tonight, the closure has been moved to Tuesday evening

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Construction of final Open Road Tolling Plaza on Pike has begun

7/2/2019 Scheduled completion of ORT at I-295 Plaza in West Gardiner is late 2021
 

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Exit 52 southbound off-ramp in Falmouth to be closed overnight Tuesday

7/1/2019

Closure required to repair guardrail damaged in tractor trailer crash last week

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Turnpike officials expecting steady traffic leading up to the 4th of July

6/27/2019 Authority anticipates an 1.3% increase in traffic over last year’s 4th of July travel

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Overnight closure of northbound off-ramp at Exit 75 in Auburn scheduled for June 23rd

6/18/2019 ​Milling and paving of ramp to occur between 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 23rd to 6:00 AM on Monday, June 24th

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Nightly closures of Exit 44 in Scarborough to occur next week

6/13/2019 Closures to occur for four nights to facilitate demolition of old toll plaza

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Maine Turnpike Announces Opening of Fourth Highway Speed Toll Facility (Exit 44 in Scarborough)

6/4/2019 Construction will continue as old plaza set to be demolished week of June 17

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Increase in Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Expected on Turnpike

5/23/2019 MTA  Reminds Drivers to Drive Safely Through Work Zones

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