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Media Advisory for: April 8, 2009
For more information:
Kati Benson, Garrand, 772-3119 x16
Brad Foley, MaineDOT Highway Program, 624-3539

Work to Begin on Thursday, April 9th
Traffic affected on both northbound and southbound lanes until May


Beginning on Thursday April 9th through May, the travel lane of I-295 Northbound will be closed from the town line between Richmond and Gardiner to the Exit 49 on-ramp in Gardiner. This closure will continue through May so work crews can remove existing pavement and concrete and to lay new pavement.

Also starting on April 9th, guardrail work will begin south of the Beedle Rd overpass and continue north of the Exit 31 off ramp on the southbound lanes. The subsequent lane closure, which may be up to 2 miles in length, will be moved south as the work progresses and will last approximately two weeks. This lane closure will begin at around 6am and will be finished at around 7pm with roads open for nighttime travel. During this time, work will also be done on the exit 43 on and off ramps as well as the exit 37 on ramp. All ramps will be accessible to traffic during this time.

The current passing lane closure on I-295 Northbound in Brunswick and Topsham has been expanded to begin just north of the Exit 28 on-ramp and extend to the Cathance Bridge.

This work is in preparation for the full closure of I-295 Northbound from Topsham to Gardiner on June 16th to allow for a rehabilitation of the road. Ongoing preparatory work will take place on both the southbound and northbound lanes of I-295 with several crews working north, south and on the future project site.

Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes or carpooling, especially during peak commuting times. When driving through these work zones, please be aware of changing traffic patterns, slow moving construction vehicles and construction personnel.

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