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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 - starting in 2020 - as well as upgrading Turnpike bridges throughout the corridor and making other improvements along the way.

All four bridge projects will be under construction in 2019.  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.