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Overnight stoppages near Exit 45 Monday and Tuesday

11/18/2022 Stoppages of up to 25 minutes at a time for steel removal

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Exit 45 (Maine Mall Road) to be closed this weekend for demolition of old barrier toll booths

10/19/2022 Travelers Advised To Use Nearby Exits During The 3-Day Closure

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MaineDOT and MTA Mourn the Loss at CPM Constructors

10/7/2022 Statements by DOT Commissioner Van Note and Executive Director Mills

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Maine Turnpike to Take Exit 45 Offline While Converting to New Diamond Interchange Design

9/28/2022 Travelers Advised To Use Nearby Exits During The 4-Day Closure
 

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Exit 45 (Maine Mall Road) Northbound Off-Ramp to be closed overnight on Sunday, 9/25 into Monday, 9/26

9/23/2022 Overnight closure comes ahead of four-day closure to transition to new Interchange 

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Temporary Route 1 Ramp closures to begin next week for bridge work

9/8/2022 Route 1 off ramp to close on 9/12 and Route 1 on ramp to close 9/21
 

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Exit 47 Southbound On Ramp to be Closed September 7th through the 9th

8/31/2022

The Exit will Be Open, Only One Ramp Closed

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Series of Nighttime Ramp Closures Scheduled for Exit 36 in Saco

8/26/2022 Select ramp closures began the night of Sunday, August 21st and will continue through mid-September

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Exit 47 Northbound On Ramp to be Closed August 1-6

7/26/2022

The Exit will Be Open, Only One Ramp Closed

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Exit 46 Southbound Off Ramp to be Closed July 11 through July 15

7/7/2022

More ramp closures are anticipated this summer

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Exit 46 Northbound On Ramp to be Closed June 12-15

6/10/2022

Motorists should use Exit 45 (Maine Mall Road) during closure

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UPDATED: Exit 46 Northbound On Ramp to be Closed June -10

6/6/2022

Motorists should use Exit 45 (Maine Mall Road) during closure

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Work Zones are a Sign to Slow Down

4/11/2022 National Work Zone Awareness is April 11-15

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Maine Turnpike Reflects on its 75-year History in 2022

3/2/2022 An anniversary website tells the history of the turnpike and pays homage to the venerable toll road

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Daytime traffic stoppages to occur in Portland on Turnpike for blasting

1/26/2022 Stoppages of up to five minutes between 10 AM and 1 PM (Monday through Thursday)
 

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Exit 45 Ramp closures scheduled for three nights this week

11/8/2021

Closures from 9 PM to 5 AM to allow for milling and paving

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West Gardiner/I-295 ORT Plaza now open

10/13/2021New plaza offers two highway speed lanes in both directions

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GEICO is New Sponsor of the Maine Turnpike Safety Patrol

10/7/2021Perfect timing for Holiday Weekend as MTA predicts 20% increase in patrol demand

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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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