News Release for September 6, 2012

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


Nighttime Ramp Closures On For Congress Street

PORTLAND. Northbound lane closures on I-295 and northbound ramp closures at Congress Street and Park Avenue are scheduled through the night as final paving operations begin on the Interstate.

According to MaineDOT, nighttime paving activity in this work zone will continue into next week. The Congress Street on- and off-ramps are subject to closure Sunday through Thursday from 8 PM to 6 AM and on Friday from 10 PM to 8 AM.

MaineDOT continues to stress the importance of reduced speed and cautious driving. Work zone speed limits of 45 mph are strictly enforced and fines are doubled for violators.

Drivers are advised that work on the I-295 is weather-dependent and will continue into October, with construction crews working nights, Sunday through Friday, until the project is completed.

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