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If you’re coming up from the South…highway construction alert:

We just got this notice from the Tourism Association…basically it means if you’re coming up the interstate from Portland, take route 95 as always and you won’t see any difference…but I thought you’d like to know.

I-295 TRAFFIC ALERT This is a reminder that starting Tuesday, June 16th, the northbound lanes of I-295 between Topsham and Gardiner will be closed until the end of August. · Beginning on Monday morning, the Bowdoinham and Richmond southbound on-ramps may be closed as work crews prepare for the full closure. · Beginning on Tuesday morning, commuters will be using alternate routes. Northbound traffic will be routed on and off the newly rehabilitated southbound lanes via temporary crossovers. Southbound drivers can take Route 201 for local destinations or the Maine Turnpike/I-95 for Portland and points south. Commercial traffic is strongly encouraged to take the Turnpike. Please consider carpooling or traveling during off-peak hours. During the summer, northbound peak travel times are Friday afternoons and evenings, and regular weekday commuting hours. Please note that school buses will be still running on Route 201 next week and may cause delays. Speed limits on Route 201 have been reduced, and speed limits on I-295 have been reduced to 60 mph. Please leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you, and pay close attention to changing traffic patterns. There will be significant law enforcement along both alternate routes. For continued updates, sign up for e-mail alerts at http://www.mainedot.gov. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please drive safely!

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