I-295 Bridge Replacement


CPM Constructors will be commencing night work on I-295 starting Wednesday, April 12th. Work will be occurring on I-295 near Exit 17 on both Northbound and Southbound from approximately 8 PM to 6 AM. During these times, lanes of traffic may be shut down and all I-295 NB or SB traffic will be shifted to one lane. No full closures are expected during these times and Exit 17 will remain open. The Contractor will be performing earthwork in the median and both sides of the interstate. Night work is expected to occur until the end of June.

The Maine Department of Transportation is replacing two interstate bridges that carry the northbound and southbound sides of I-295 over Route 1 near Exit 17 in Yarmouth. This project also involves extending the Beth Condon Memorial Pathway to the Yarmouth Visitor Center. The southbound interstate bridge will be built on a new alignment.

During construction, crews will maintain two lanes of traffic on each side of I-295 during daytime hours. Drivers should expect occasional lane closures on the interstate at night. Some full closures of I-295 will happen at night and will not exceed 25 minutes. One lane of traffic will be maintained on all ramps except for short closures on the southbound side. Crews will maintain two lanes of traffic and turning lanes on Route 1 with occasional lane closures controlled by flaggers.

Construction will begin on Monday, December 6th. This is a multi-year project that is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2025. The contractor on this project is CPM Constructors of Freeport. The contract amount is $27,566,210. This project is the recipient of federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Competitive Highway Bridge Program.

MaineDOT asks that members of the traveling public use extreme caution when traveling through construction areas. Please stay alert and follow posted speed limits.