The Maine Turnpike Authority reports that in late December 2020, the toll equipment contractor, Transcore, started testing the new loop sensors with highway speed test traffic to make sure that they classify vehicles with 99% reliability, as MTA requires. Much of this work is done behind the scenes and therefore leaves the lanes looking as if no work is happening even though there is plenty of fine tuning going on.
Once the testing is complete, likely in February 2021, all the work will be complete except for the lane striping, which is weather dependent as it cannot be done in wet or cold weather. The Maine Turnpike Authority may be able to do it during a break in winter weather if temperatures allow. The lane striping must occur before we can safely reopen the lanes. The MTA hopes to open the plaza in March.
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