PORTLAND, Maine — Maine transportation officials say an 84-mile highway-improvement project has been completed along Interstate 295.
After nearly six months, orange barrels that have become a familiar sight to commuters have disappeared along the stretch of the highway improved in the $22.4 million project.
Signs of ongoing construction were present from late spring along I-295 from the Scarborough toll booths to Brunswick. Construction crews were on the job mostly from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.
All told, construction crews paved 40 miles of highway and 36 on- and off-ramps, completed maintenance and repairs on 29 bridges and overpasses, most notably all eight lanes of Tukeys Bridge, and installed 1,200 feet of drainage culvert and 14 miles of new guardrail. The state has scheduled more I-295 improvements for next year as well.