News Release for April 4, 2010

For more Information:
Paul Merrill, Public Information Officer - 207-624-3355 or 207-215-9297


Overhead Sign Installation will cause delays Monday night on I-295 in South Portland

Motorists who use I-295 between exits 3 and 4 in South Portland Monday night and Tuesday night may experience delays between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. as crews install overhead sign trusses that will necessitate a full closure of the highway for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Prior to the installation of the sign trusses Monday night, there will be a travel and shoulder lane closure, but two lanes of traffic in each direction will remain open. Crews will repeat the process on Tuesday night in order to install the remaining trusses.

During the actual installation, crews must close the interstate for a maximum of 15 minutes, possibly up to three times that night in order to install these trusses which span the entire width of I-295. These closures will occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.

The installation of these signs are part of the I-295 exits 3 and 4 safety and transportation improvement project which added an additional travel lane between the exits, included the addition of cable guardrail in the median, and the construction of a soundwall on the east side of the northbound lanes.