The Maine Turnpike Authority reports that the I-95 Exit 1 southbound on ramp will be closed for several weeks beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The ramp, located in Kittery, will be closed in order to perform repairs to the Turnpike’s mainline bridges that pass over Dennett Road. The Exit 1 southbound on ramp closure is in addition to the Exit 1 northbound off ramp closure that has been in effect since late March. Both ramps are expected to be closed until June 22, 2018. The closure is necessary during construction in order to preserve public safety by maintaining three lanes of traffic in each direction on the mainline of the Turnpike.
VMS Boards and detour signs will be in place during the closure. “We are working to ensure that Exit 1 is reopened before we get into the month of July and traffic volume from tourists picks up,” said MTA spokesperson Erin Courtney. “It was better for us to do the work this spring and get out before summer traffic explodes.”
During the closures, construction crews will perform bridge repairs and modifications to the Dennett Road Overpass Bridge. The scope of work includes a new pavement surface on the northbound bridge, guardrail updates and concrete deck repairs.
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