News Release for May 6, 2011

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


I-295 Northbound On-Ramp At Bucknam Road Will Temporarily Close Sunday Night

On Sunday, May 8th, the I-295 northbound Exit 10 on-ramp at Bucknam Road in Falmouth will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. on Monday in order for crews to excavate and improve the drainage system. Motorists are advised to use Route 1 to Yarmouth. The ramp may open sooner if work is completed earlier.

Drivers on I-295 are advised to pay close attention to signage connected with repair work, especially signs indicating reduced speed zones. For more information and to sign up for email alerts, please go to

This effort is part of a substantial I-295 repair and improvement project that will be ongoing through the fall of this year. Roadway and bridge repair work has been structured to minimize the impact on motorists while improving the safety and enjoyment of traveling one of Maine’s most popular highways.

MaineDOT appreciates the patience of all motorists during this construction period, and also asks motorists to drive safely through all work zones.