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News Release for September 18, 2009
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Mark Latti, MaineDOT Public Information Officer - 624-3030
Ernie Martin, MaineDOT Project Manager - 624 - 3381

Nighttime Lane Closures on I-295 Southbound in Portland, South Portland


Motorists traveling southbound on I-295 between exits 3 and 4 should expect one-lane travel Sunday and Monday nights as crews remove temporary striping and paint permanent striping on the new lanes. The work will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. Once the striping work is complete, crews will prepare the exit 4 on-ramp for reopening next week.

This work is part of a $5.3 million upgrade to this section of I-295, which will make the highway safer for motorists by adding an additional lane for entering and exiting the highway, adding a guardrail in the median, and installing a sound wall. The project is expected to continue until the beginning of December.

MaineDOT asks that motorists drive with caution and maintain the reduced speed limit while traveling. Motorists who reduce speed excessively to observe construction activities can cause traffic delays and create safety risks.

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