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Extended I-95 Ramp Closure in Maine Begins Monday

Beginning on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:00 AM, the Maine Turnpike southbound off-ramp of Exit 86 Interchange in Sabattus will be closed for approximately 21 days. The closure is required to complete upgrades to the tolling equipment on the ramp. Upgrades to the other three ramps at Exit 86 are also in progress, however, no other ramps will need to be closed. “We tried to minimize the effect on the traveling public as much as we possibly could,” said Maine Turnpike Authority spokeswoman, Erin Courtney. “We were able to create temporary travel lanes for the other three on- and off-ramps, but southbound-off was too close to a stream, making a closure of the ramp necessary,” said Courtney.

Message boards are in place and will continue to inform approaching travelers of the closure. The Maine Turnpike Authority appreciates motorists’ patience and understanding during this construction.

The Exit 86 ramp work is included as part of a much larger $6.5 million project consisting of pavement rehabilitation and clearzone improvements from Mile 80.7 in Lewiston to Mile 88.6 in Sabattus. The overall project is scheduled to be completed this fall.


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Five Amazing Maine Beaches a Short Drive from I-95

Maine is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and by mid-summer, they’ve warmed up enough to beckon swimmers off the sand and into the waves.  Here are five of the best beaches in Maine, and all conveniently located just a short drive from I-95.

Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide
Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Old Orchard Beach is a seven-mile strand with a classic pier and a waterfront amusement park, arcades and fireworks. Located on the inner side of Saco Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, the town is a popular summer beach destination. The downtown contains many tourist-oriented businesses, including clam shacks and T-shirt shops. A wooden pier on the beach contains many other tourist businesses, including a variety of souvenir shops. Find Your Perfect Room Near Old Orchard Beach

Directions: from I-95, exit 36, take I-195 east to ME 5 to Old Orchard Beach. Approximately 5 miles (9 minutes)


Scarborough Beach State Park

Scarborough Beach, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide
Scarborough Beach, Maine

Scarborough Beach State Park: Scarborough Beach offers some of the best swimming in New England with water temps in the high 60’s through out July and August. Rip Currents do occur on a daily basis and we firmly recommend swimming in the designated lifeguard area. Parking is limited, so plan to get here early on the weekends. Find Your Perfect Room Near Scarborough Beach

Directions: from I-95, exit 42, take Haigas Parkway east to US 1 North to Black Point Road ( ME 207) east to Scarborough Beach State Park. Approximately 7 miles (13 minutes)


Ogunquit Beach

Ogunquit Beach, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide
Ogunquit Beach, Maine

TripAdvisor rates Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit, Maine as one of the Top 25 Beaches in the United States. This long peninsula of sandy beach and grassy dunes stretches for three and a half miles, forming a natural barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ogunquit River. You can swim, bodysurf, search for shells and driftwood, and rent chairs, umbrellas and floats. Find Your Perfect Room Near Ogunquit Beach

Directions: From I-95 northbound, exit 7, take US 1 north to Ogunquit. Approximately 8 miles (15 minutes). From I-95 southbound, take exit 19 to ME 109 east to US 1 south to Ogunquit. Approximately 9 miles (20 minutes)


Goose Rocks Beach

Goose Rocks Beach, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide
Goose Rocks Beach, Maine

Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport has three miles of soft sand and moderate surf, ideal for a family day out at the beach. A barrier reef offshore known as Goose Rocks, visible at low tide, helps protect the soft, white sands of the beach. This is a perfect spot for you to spread out the beach blankets, chairs and umbrellas for a fun day of sunbathing, relaxing, swimming and combing the shore for sand dollars. Find Your Perfect Room Near Goose Rocks Beach

Directions: From I-95, exit 25, take ME 35 east to Ross Road, to US 1 north to Old Post Road, to Lombard Road to Goose Rocks Road to Goose Rocks Beach. Approximately 10 miles (19 minutes)


Popham Beach

Popham Beach, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide
Popham Beach, Maine

Popham Beach is a wilder beach in Midcoast Maine in Phippsburg, a beach with offshore islands. Bordering the south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Popham Beach State Park is truly one of Maine’s rare geologic landforms that features a long stretch of sand beach. Sunbathers relaxing on Popham’s sands can see Fox and Wood islands offshore, and the Kennebec and Morse rivers border each end of the beach. Find Your Perfect Room Near Popham Beach

Directions: I-95 to exit 52, then the Falmouth Spur to I-295 north to exit 28, then, US 1 north to Bath then ME 209 south to Popham Beach. Approximately 48 miles (59 minutes)


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I-95 Exit 1 Ramp to I-295 in Portland Reopened

The maine Turnpike Authority published the following update to their Open Road Tolling Plaza construction project:

UPDATE: The Exit 1 northbound off-ramp on I295 in South Portland has reopened.

Below is the original release sent out prior to the closure.

PORTLAND, Maine- On Monday, June 5, the contractor working for Maine Turnpike Authority, Reed & Reed, will temporarily close Exit 1 northbound off-ramp on I-295 in South Portland as part of the work for the new Open Road Toll Plaza off Turnpike Exit 44. The closure is scheduled to start in the morning, but is weather dependent. Drivers will be redirected via portable message signs and fixed signs on the Turnpike to Exit 45 in South Portland. Turnpike Exit 45 provides easy access to all points that can be reach using Exit 1. The ramp will reopen on June 30th, before the July 4th holiday weekend.

The Exit 44 Open Road Toll Plaza project consists of replacing the old plaza and constructing two highway speed open road tolling lanes in each direction, and well as cash lanes to the right. It also includes the construction of a tunnel for employee access and utilities, the construction of a utility building, and the reconfiguration of the Exit 1 northbound ramp. Closing Exit 1 during the re-alignment of that ramp will be safer for the travelling public and construction workers, and will reduce construction time.


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Temporary Exit Closure Monday June 5 in Maine

On Monday, June 5, the contractor working for Maine Turnpike Authority, will temporarily close Exit 1 northbound off-ramp on I-295 in South Portland as part of the work for the new Open Road Toll Plaza off Turnpike Exit 44. The closure is scheduled to start in the morning, but is weather dependent. Drivers will be redirected via portable message signs and fixed signs on the Turnpike to Exit 45 in South Portland. Turnpike Exit 45 provides easy access to all points that can be reach using Exit 1. The ramp will reopen on June 30th, before the July 4th holiday weekend.

The Exit 44 Open Road Toll Plaza project consists of replacing the old plaza and constructing two highway speed open road tolling lanes in each direction, and well as cash lanes to the right. It also includes the construction of a tunnel for employee access and utilities, the construction of a utility building, and the reconfiguration of the Exit 1 northbound ramp. Closing Exit 1 during the re-alignment of that ramp will be safer for the travelling public and construction workers, and will reduce construction time.


For more I-95 travel info, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

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Lane Closures, Traffic Delays as Bridge Work on Maine Turnpike, I-95 Begins

The Maine Turnpike Authority reports that starting today, May 3, 2017, the Route 202 Bridge over the Maine Turnpike in Gray will result in  lane closures with one open lane in each direction due to road work.

The lanes will be narrowed to 10-foot wide in each direction throughout the duration of the work which should be completed in July.

Motorists may experience slowed traffic in this area. Please be aware and stay alert to any advanced notification on Variable Message Boards.


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Lane Closures on the I-95 High Level Bridge, Consider Alternate Routes

The Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation will be initiating the closure of one northbound and one southbound lane on the I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, beginning the morning of Thursday, April 27, 2017.

During this lane closure, an inspection of the bridge’s truss members will be conducted, as well as other inspection and annual maintenance efforts.

The lane closures will also serve as a traffic control test for planned bridge rehabilitation work that will begin in 2018. Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes or allow additional time to travel. The Departments asks that all motorists be patient, reduce speed, and exercise added caution when traveling near and throughout this work zone.

The closed lanes will reopen on the evening of Monday, May 1st.


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Delays, One-Way Traffic for I-95 Construction in Maine Thru June

The Maine Department of Transportation reports that I-95 construction activities began in Waterville and Sidney on Tuesday, April 11th.

This I-95 interchange construction project will be adding northbound and southbound on and off-ramps on I-95. The Trafton Road bridge girder will also be replaced and a new deck will be installed. Trafton Road, West River Road and Eight Rod Road will also be constructed.

Motorists should expect occasional delays with alternating one-way traffic. Shoulder closures will be utilized on I-95 as much as possible. There will be two night time closures from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. on I-95 and Trafton Road, with the dates to be determined.

It $4.3 million I-95 construction project is anticipated all work will be completed by the end of June, 2017.


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Maine Expects Incredible Whitewater Rafting Season This Spring

Looking for something a little different as you plan your spring road trip? How about whitewater rafting in Maine?

After a winter that brought heavy snowfall to the state, Maine is expecting an incredible spring rafting season. The Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead rivers all offer challenging and thrilling whitewater.

Outfitters like Northern Outdoors, Northeast Whitewater, North Country Rivers and Penobscot Adventures offer a variety of river trips, day long and multi day. Given the great snowpack that Maine has received, you can expect the whitewater season to run from early May all the way through October.

Go to Visit Maine for more info.


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ORT Toll Plaza Construction Begins on I-95 in Maine

Contractor Set to Break Ground Next Week on the Turnpike’s Fourth “ORT” Toll Plaza at the I-295 Interchange in Scarborough (Exit 44)

Officials from the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) announced that construction crews are scheduled to start the first phase of building Maine’s newest, E-ZPass Open Road Tolling (ORT) facility off Maine Turnpike (I-95) Exit 44 in Scarborough next week. The contractor for the project is Reed and Reed of Woolwich, Maine, which won the competition to build the plaza with its low bid of $17.4 million.

The new toll plaza will be located just north of the existing I-95 toll plaza and southerly of I-295 Exit 1. It will include four ORT lanes (two in each direction), which provide E-ZPass customers the convenience of cruising through at highway speeds while sensors collect the toll electronically. ORT also allows those who want or need to pay cash to do so safely by pulling to the right to staffed toll booths.

Motorists can continue to use the existing Exit 44 Toll Plaza throughout the construction project.

The project will be done in four phases over the next three construction seasons, with completion scheduled for summer 2019.

  • Phase 1: Roadway widening
    Widening of I-295’s northbound and southbound lanes for the construction of paved, temporary lanes and the beginning of construction for the administrative building, parking area, access road, and snowplow turnaround.
  • Phase 2: ORT and Tunnel Construction
    Redirecting the two southbound and two northbound lanes around an interior work zone to allow the contractor to build the ORT lanes, partial construction of the concrete median barrier separating the ORT lanes and the cash lanes, ORT space frame and foundations, and partial construction of the utilities tunnel beneath the toll plaza.
  • Phase 3: Cash Lanes Construction
    Completing the northbound and southbound cash lanes, access road, administrative building, and parking area. Testing of the ORT lanes will likely require short-term closures of the existing cash lanes and proposed ORT lanes.
  • Phase 4: Demolition of Existing Facility
    Removal of the old toll plaza, the existing MTA utility building, and parking area.

While this plan should minimize impacts on travelers using I-295, Turnpike officials noted that drivers going to or coming from the points north of Portland can also use the Falmouth Spur between Turnpike Exit 52 and I-295 Exit 11. This route is essentially the same distance as using I-295, but is usually faster and easier.


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Let’s Go Shopping! The Ultimate Guide to Outlet Malls Along I-95

For many travelers, shopping has become an important part of a vacation or road trip. More and more travel itineraries include time set aside for shopping. A growing number even plan shopping-only vacations.

Here’s our list of the most popular outlet shopping locations along I-95, from Maine to Florida. Our list below runs north to south.


Tanger Outlets - Kittery, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide

Kittery Outlets
US Route 1
Kittery, Maine

Kittery Outlets is actually several outlet properties clustered along a mile long strip of US Route 1 in Kittery, Maine, just across the Maine-New Hampshire border. Kittery Premium Outlets, Tanger Outlets, Kittery Place and the Outlet Mall of Kittery are just a sampling of properties. more…


Wrentham Village Premium Outlets | I-95 Exit Guide

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
One Premium Outlets Boulevard
Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093

The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is an open-air outlet power center owned by the Simon Property Group. It is located off I-495 and Route 1A in Wrentham, Massachusetts. The facility opened in 1997, and was expanded in 1998, 1999, and 2000. more…


Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets - Clinton, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide

Clinton Crossing
20 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, Connecticut

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, located along the Connecticut Shoreline, is a charming outdoor village center conveniently located on I-95 en route to Boston or New York. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% off every day prices featuring more than 70 designer and name brand outlet stores. more…


Tanger Outlets - Westbrook, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide

Tanger Outlets Westbrook
314 Flat Rock Place
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498

Tanger Outlets Westbrook has 65 outlet stores and restaurants. Tanger Outlets Westbrook is located 0.4 miles (1 minute) from I-95, exit 65. Take I-95 to Exit 65, turn left at Flat Rock Place. Tanger Outlet Center is straight ahead. more…


Jackson Premium Outlets - Jackson, New Jersey | I-95 Exit GuideJackson Premium Outlets
537 Monmouth Road
Jackson, New Jersey 08527

Jackson Premium Outlets has 70 stores and restaurants. Jackson Premium Outlets is located 10.5 miles (about 10 minutes) from the New Jersey Turnpike. Take NJT exit 7A to I-195 East to exit 16B. Jackson Premium Outlets is located 0.3 miles north on NJ Route 537. more…


Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall - Elizabeth, New Jersey | I-95 Exit Guide

Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Road
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201

Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall is a two-level indoor outlet mall with over 200 stores and restaurants. It is the largest outlet mall in New Jersey. Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall is located approximately 1 mile (about 5 minutes) from the New Jersey Turnpike. Take NJT exit 13A to NJ81 North to exit North Avenue, then right to Kapkowski Road. Jersey Gardens Outlet mall is on your left. more…


Philadelphia Mills - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | I-95 Exit Guide

Philadelphia Mills
1455 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154

Philadelphia Mills is an enclosed outlet shopping mall located in Northeast Philadelphia.  The mall houses more than 200 stores, a movie theater, two food courts, and seven themed restaurants. Philadelphia Mills is located off I-95, exit 35 (Woodhaven Road), minutes away from Center City, Bensalem and New Jersey. more…


Arundel Mills - Hanover, Maryland | I-95 Exit GuideArundel Mills
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, Maryland

Arundel Mills is an outlet mall located south of Baltimore, near BWI Airport. It is the largest mall in the state of Maryland. Arundel Mills opened in November 2000. It is the first enclosed mall to feature a Medieval Times dinner theater. In addition to over 225 stores, Arundel Mills features Egyptian-themed 24-screen megaplex movie theater. more…


Tanger Outlets - National Harbor, Maryland | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets National Harbor
6800 Oxon Hill Road
National Harbor, Maryland

Over 70 brand-name stores include Pandora, Samsonite, Gap Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto, Diane von Furstenberg, Nike Factory Store, Columbia, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, J. Crew Factory Store, and many more. National Harbor outlets provide the best deals, all with the benefit of the awesome waterfront nearby! more…


Potomac Mills - Woodbridge, Virginia | I-95 Exit GuidePotomac Mills
2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Suite 307
Woodbridge, Virginia

Potomac Mills is Virginia’s largest outlet mall, located minutes from the heart of Washington D.C. Potomac Mills features an indoor shopping experience with over 200 stores. Catch a movie at the AMC Potomac Mills 18 Theatres (with IMAX), or grab a bite to eat at one of the center’s 25 eateries. Conveniently located immediately off of I-95, exit 156 in Prince William, Virginia. more…


Carolina Premium Outlets - Smithfield, North Carolina | I-95 Exit GuideCarolina Premium Outlets
1025 Industrial Park Drive
Smithfield, North Carolina

Carolina Premium Outlets is Eastern North Carolina’s premier shopping destination. With over 80 upscale outlet stores, Carolina Premium Outlets is an easy to navigate, outdoor shopping experience. Carolina Premium Outlets is located 0.8 miles (2 minutes) from I-95, exit 95. Take I-95, exit 5 to US 70 west, to Industrial Park Drive, then Industrial Park Drive north 0.6 miles. more…


Tanger Outlets - Bluffton, South Carolina | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 Fording Island Rd.
Bluffton, South Carolina

Tanger Outlets, Hilton Head is two side-by-side outlet centers featuring over 90 stores, located 1 mile west of the Hilton Head bridge. Tanger Outlets Hilton Head is located in Bluffton on SC Route 278, 15.9 miles (about 19 minutes) from I-95, exit 8. more…


Savannah Festival Outlets | I-95 Exit GuideThe Shoppes of Savannah
11 Gateway Boulevard South
Savannah, Georgia

The Shoppes of Savannah is a small outlet mall conveniently located off of Interstate I-95 at Exit 94. They are also only 20 minutes from beautiful Historic Downtown Savannah with easy access to the I-95 corridor. The Shoppes of Savannah stores include Carters, GNC, Rack Room Shoes, Beall’s Outlet, Leggs, Hanes, Bali Playtex, Book Warehouse, Pride Pools Spas and Leisure. more…


Tanger Outlets Savannah | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets Savannah
200 Tanger Outlet Boulevard
Pooler, Georgia

Shop more than 95 name brand stores at the Tanger Outlets Savannah, including H&M, Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Tommy Hilfiger, Cabi Outlet, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, Coach, LOFT, Tumi, Torrid, Abercrombie & Fitch, Talbot’s, Chico’s, Ann Taylor and many more. more…


St Augustine Outlets | I-95 Exit GuideSt. Augustine Outlets
500 Outlet Mall Boulevard
St. Augustine, Florida

Conveniently located off I-95 at exit 318, St. Augustine Outlets features 75 brand name stores, including Michael Kors, H&M, kate spade new york and Old Navy. Nearby attractions include historic St. Augustine and Jacksonville, FL. When you’re looking for things to do in St. Augustine, be sure to shop all the factory stores St. Augustine Outlets has to offer. more…


St Augustine Premium Outlets | I-95 Exit GuideSt. Augustine Premium Outlets
2700 State Road 16
St. Augustine, Florida

With over 85 shops and restaurants, St. Augustine Premium Outlets is the more upscale of the area’s two outlet centers which are on opposite sides of I-95. This one is an outdoor center that includes Calvin Klein, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Bahama and more. St. Augustine Premium Outlets is located just off I-95, exit318. more…


Tanger Outlets - Daytona Beach | I-95 Exit GuideTanger Outlets Daytona Beach
1100 Cornerstone Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida

Tanger Outlets Dayton Beach features over 75 designer brand name stores… everything for women, for men as well as for kids. Take I-95 to Exit 265, LPGA Blvd in Daytona Beach. Travel East and take a right at the first traffic light onto Outlet Blvd. When you reach the four-way stop, turn right onto Cornerstone Blvd. Continue Straight and Tanger Outlets will be on the right. more…


Palm Beach Outlets - Palm Beach, Florida | I-95 Exit GuidePalm Beach Outlets
1801 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach Outlets is a 440,000 square foot outlet mall featuring over 100 stores. Palm Beach Outlets is located directly off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The site also includes Marketplace at the Outlets, a 300,000 square foot regional center that features approximately 20 stores. more…


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