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News Release for August 20, 2009
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Mark Latti, MaineDOT Public Information Officer - 624-3030

Lane closures continue on I-295 Northbound
Delays expected northbound in Gardiner Friday


There are ongoing lane closures on I-295 Northbound as construction crews finish work on the I-295 Northbound Rehabilitation Project between Topsham and Gardiner. Due to the heavy volume of northbound weekend traffic on Friday, delays are expected northbound beginning as early as noon on Friday, August 21. Motorists traveling northbound are advised to use the Maine Turnpike or travel during off-peak hours to avoid delays on Friday.

Construction work includes guardrail and slope work and will continue for the next several weeks. I-295 Northbound will be down to one lane between Exit 49 in Gardiner and the West Gardiner toll plaza.

When driving through these work zones, please curtail cell phone use and be aware of changing traffic patterns, slow moving construction vehicles and construction personnel. Also, slowing down to watch construction activity is dangerous and causes unnecessary delays.

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