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--- Quote from: yakra on September 12, 2023, 11:02:34 PM ---Maine Turnpike Approach Road renamed Samantha Smith Way:

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Thankfully they used her full first name. Also kind of sad that someone questioned a Soviet leader then died in a plane crash. That seems to be a thing for some reason.

Looks like MaineDOT and NHDOT is testing the part time breakdown lane travel, or as they call it "dynamic part-time shoulder use (PTSU)" nightly starting on 14 September 2023 on the Piscataqua River Bridge.

MaineDOT Press Release / NHDOT Press Release / Maine Turnpike Authority Press Release (all three have the same text)

Informational flyer from MaineDOT / NHDOT / Maine Turnpike Authority

--- Quote from: MaineDOT - News Release for September 11, 2023 ---Dynamic Part-Time Shoulder Use System Testing on I-95 in Portsmouth and Kittery
KITTERY - This week, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), in partnership with the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA), will begin testing the messaging components for the new dynamic part-time shoulder use (PTSU) system that was recently installed on I-95 between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. This system was developed to help relieve congestion during peak traffic times on the I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge between the two states. Testing is scheduled to begin at night on Thursday, September 14th.

Nighttime shoulder closures, both northbound and southbound, will occur intermittently over the next several weeks for final system testing. Motorists will see the system's messaging components (beacons and lane use signals) turn on and off at various times during the testing. Message boards will be utilized to alert travelers that tests are being performed. The shoulder lanes will remain closed to through traffic and should only be used for emergencies. A final press release will announce the date the system will become operational for motorists.
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More on Samantha Smith:

The Ghostbuster:
Google Maps has been updated to show the newly renamed Samantha Smith Way:,-70.3287604,1703m/data=!3m1!1e3?entry=ttu.

Stephane Dumas:
Speaking of Google maps, GSV show the construction work on Maine Tpk at ME-112 taken last July.


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