PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Turnpike Authority will close both on-ramps to the Maine Turnpike for traffic entering from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 on Thursday, Sept. 26, for pavement work, weather permitting.
The following will be affected:
- The southbound on-ramp to enter the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to be closed from 10 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m.
- The northbound on-ramp to enter the Turnpike from the Falmouth Spur at Exit 52 is scheduled to close at approximately 2 a.m. until 5 a.m.
The ramp closures are necessary for crews to safely remove the top layer of aging pavement; a process called “milling.” The work is scheduled at night to minimize traffic impact and may require completion Friday evening. Turnpike travelers can expect additional ramp closures next week at these locations when crews are scheduled to apply new pavement.
The Maine Turnpike Authority advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destination by alternate routes. The work zones will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage.
Motorists are encouraged to visit smartphone friendly MaineTurnpike.com for up-to-the-minute travel alerts or sign-up to receive them by e-mail. The MTA also provides timely updates and other helpful Turnpike information on Facebook and Twitter. The MTA strongly urges drivers to keep their eyes on the road and only check travel information before leaving or by stopping at one of its 5 service plazas.