This week marks another construction milestone for the York Toll Plaza project located at Mile 8.8 on the mainline of the Maine Turnpike. Motorists will begin traveling through the newly constructed Open Road Tolling (ORT) lanes while construction crews work to build the cash lanes to the right in each direction. Sunday night, October 18, 2020, northbound traffic was shifted into the ORT lanes. The following night, on Monday, October 19, southbound traffic will be shifted into the ORT lanes. The work scheduled for these dates is weather dependent.
During this time, traffic will travel under the newly constructed ORT gantries and no tolls will be collected at this location, however, the equipment on the overhead gantries will remain in testing mode. Motorists should not be concerned if while traveling under the gantries they see the same flash as they would in locations where ORT is live. Customers will continue to pay their tolls at the existing plaza at Mile 7. Traffic will remain in this configuration until the project is complete, which is scheduled for June of 2021.
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