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Portland Area Widening & Safety Improvements Overview


The original, 1947 Maine Turnpike was extended from Portland to Augusta in 1955.  After more than six decades, its time to make signifcant repairs and improvements. 

It includes widening the section of Turnpike from Mile 44 to Mile 49 - which will be starting in the spring of 2020 - as well as upgrading Turnpike bridges throughout the corridor and making other improvements along the way.

All four bridge projects are under construction.  All told, the improvements on the five-mile stretch may include as many as a dozen individual projects and will take several years, bu the benefits will be substantial: a safer, smoother highway and reduced traffic congestion - paid for 100 percent by Turnpike tolls.  

To learn more about these bridge projects, click on the links below:

Warren Ave Bridge

Stroudwater River Bridge and Pan Am Railways Bridge

Cummings Road Bridge

Warren Ave Bridge, February 2020

Stroudwater River Bridge, December 2019

Cummings Road, July 2019