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Maine Turnpike Authority

Daytime Lane Closure in Kittery

2/20/2024 Daytime Lane Closure and Exit 1 Closure in Kittery

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Maine Turnpike Authority

Dynamic Part-Time Shoulder Use System Testing on I-95 in Portsmouth and Kittery

10/31/2023 Messaging components for the new lane system will begin testing on Wednesday, 11/1/23 

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Maine Turnpike Authority

Overnight Closure of Exit 48 Northbound ON Ramp on 10/13

10/10/2023 Southbound ramps will be open
 

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Maine Turnpike Authority’s Portland Area Widening construction in final stages

9/18/2023 One section with new third lane scheduled to open to motorists this week

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MTA predicts traffic increase of 2.9% over last year’s Labor Day Weekend

8/31/2023 Miles the Maine Turnpike Moose to visit Kennebunk Service Plaza on Friday, 9/1
 

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New Southbound On-Ramp on Lewiston Road in West Gardiner Now Open

8/2/2023 Old southbound on-ramp will also be open through weekend (closing 8/7)

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Exit 48 Southbound OFF Ramp to be Closed June 11 through June 16

6/7/2023 All other Exit 48 ramps will be open
 

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Exit 48 Southbound ON Ramp to be Closed June 4 through June 9

5/30/2023 All other Exit 48 ramps will be open
 

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Busy Memorial Day Weekend Anticipated on Maine Turnpike

5/24/2023 Miles the Maine Turnpike Moose to visit Kennebunk NB Service Plaza 5/26

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Overnight Ramp Closures in South Portland Starting Monday, May 22

5/19/2023 Exit 45 reconstruction in final stages
 

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Exit 48 Northbound ON Ramp to be Closed May 14 through May 19

5/5/2023  Exit 48 Northbound ON Ramp to be Closed May 14 through May 19
 

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Exit 48 Northbound OFF Ramp to be Closed May 7 through May 12

4/27/2023 The Exit Will Be Open, Only One Ramp Closed
 

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April 17-21 Is National Work Zone Awareness Week

4/18/2023 You play a role in work zone safety. Work with us.

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Exit 35 in Saco marks first new interchange on Maine Turnpike in over 20 years

3/22/2023 New interchange scheduled to open in Fall of 2025
 

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Maine Turnpike Authority

Limited services available at Kennebunk Service Plaza (Southbound) during overnight Wednesday, March 8

3/6/2023

Closure needed for updates to electrical system inside plaza

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Maine Turnpike Authority

Limited services available at Kennebunk Service Plaza (Northbound) during overnight Wednesday, March 1 

2/28/2023

Closure needed for updates to electrical system inside plaza

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Maine Turnpike Authority

Exit 1 SB on-ramp to be closed for two weeks beginning 2/22

2/17/2023 Closure necessary as part of ongoing Part Time Shoulder Use (PTSU) project

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Maine Turnpike Authority

Emergency southbound lane closures at Mile 33 in Saco to occur on mainline Sunday (2/5)

2/4/2023 Double lane closures on Saco River Bridge necessary for crews to place protective barriers

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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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 Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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 Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

West Gardiner/I-295 ORT Plaza now open

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

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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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

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 Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

Busy Memorial Day Weekend Expected on Turnpike

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

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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

$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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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Maine Turnpike Authority

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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