News Release for May 9, 2013

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


I-95 Exit 113 Interchange Bridge Eastbound Closing

Augusta – The I-95 Exit 113 Interchange Bridge carrying Route 3 East traffic from the Exit 113 Southbound off ramp to the intersection of Route 3 and Route 104 will be closed starting Monday, May 13th for approximately 3 months. Eastbound traffic will be detoured along the Old Belgrade Road and Route 104. MaineDOT is placing numerous signs in the area and along the detour route, and is asking drivers to please plan ahead and allow extra time for their travel. For westbound Route 3 traffic, the I-95 Exit 113 Interchange Bridge will remain open.

The temporary closure of the I-95 Exit 113 Interchange Bridge eastbound is part of the comprehensive improvement of the interchange and nearby roadways and intersections. The $13 million project has been designed to minimize congestion at Exit 112 and improve traffic flow, convenience and safety between Route 3, the Old Belgrade Road, Route 27 and I-95 where the new Alfond Center for Health is being built.

Exit 113 Project Manager Shawn Smith of MaineDOT stated, “We are working hard to minimize impacts on drivers, and detouring eastbound traffic allows us to close the Eastbound Interchange Bridge and move forward faster on this project.” Smith stated that the project is expected to be completed in November, when the Alfond Center for Health opens.

Project Manager Smith also announced that the I-95 Exit 113 Northbound On-Ramp is scheduled to re-open on Friday, May 31st —weather permitting. That on-ramp is temporarily closed and traffic is being detoured to Exit 120 in Sydney via Route 104.

Information on the I-95 Exit 113 Improvements project including project maps, informational flyers, and more is available online at