News Release for July 19, 2011

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


I-295 Northbound Exit 24 Ramps To Close Tonight at 9 PM

FREEPORT, Maine – Starting at 9 p.m. tonight (7/19) and continuing until 6 a.m. tomorrow (7/20), the I-295 Northbound Exit 24 (Route One) off- and on-ramps in Freeport will be closed to permit paving on the main portion of the highway. Motorists are advised to use Exit 22 (Mallett Drive) or Exit 28 (Route One) to exit or enter I-295 Northbound.

Construction crews expected to pave yesterday, however, repair work on the roughened, milled surface of the highway necessitated the postponement.

Drivers on I-295 are advised to pay close attention to signage connected with the repair work especially signs indicating reduced speed zones. For more information, maps, 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.