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Re: Maine
« Reply #350 on: June 05, 2021, 12:59:41 AM »

In contrast, MTA recently bought out the stretch from the Piscataqua River Bridge to the Spruce Creek bridge at mile 2.2. Makes sense to have the agency that makes a load of revenue from I-95 be in charge of maintaining I-95 in good shape here. Shapefiles suggest this happened between 2014 & 2016, consistent with this sign disappearing between 2011 & 2018.

*A source from the Maine Turnpike Authority told me that they bought out the stretch from where the Piscataqua River Bridge touches down on land on the Maine side NH line to MM 2.2, so that implies that the Maine Turnpike Authority now has ownership from the NH line to ex. 109 in Augusta.

I should make a correction here that the Maine Turnpike only bought out the stretch between where the Piscataqua River Bridge touches down on land on the Maine side to mile marker 2.2, not to the New Hampshire line like I originally said. The Piscataqua River Bridge itself, as far as I know AND according to MEDOT shapefiles, is still maintained by MaineDOT, not the Maine Turnpike Authority.

Apologise for the confusion and I have since updated my original post to reflect that.
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Re: Maine
« Reply #351 on: August 09, 2021, 05:24:45 PM »

So does anyone know the purpose of these, https://goo.gl/maps/rXgaK6P9GSWyVHhq5

On York on US 1. Put in between 2011 and 2015. Now, updated since this GSV in 2019, there are three cameras on each pole. FWIW, they're on US 1 at the relatively same point that the toll barrier on I-95 is. I know they're not speed cameras because those are illegal in Maine. There is no signage approaching from either direction, and nothing really on the posts that gives away their purpose.
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Re: Maine
« Reply #352 on: August 09, 2021, 05:40:34 PM »

Traffic monitoring?
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Re: Maine
« Reply #353 on: August 09, 2021, 07:12:01 PM »

Saw those yesterday.  Potentially some sort of traffic counter (to replace the one across the road), or a traffic camera (for traffic monitoring?)

On another note, got some shots of the lettered exits on ME 703...

703EB-01 by Jay Hogan, on Flickr

DSC03343 by Jay Hogan, on Flickr

And can someone tell me why the Cummings Bridge has space for 3 carriageways beneath the new bridge?  Will one of them be the new Exit 45 southbound onramp?  I'm still confused as to the construction at Exit 44 northbound... I thought they were adding a lane or two so that the present 3 lanes (2 thru, 1 exit) would become all thru and the new lane on the right would be for I-295 traffic exiting.  The construction activity there doesn't seem to really support that, unless I'm mistaken.
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Re: Maine
« Reply #354 on: August 10, 2021, 12:36:17 AM »

And can someone tell me why the Cummings Bridge has space for 3 carriageways beneath the new bridge?  Will one of them be the new Exit 45 southbound onramp?
Yes.
https://www.maineturnpike.com/MaineTurnpike2012/files/a1/a16deb97-6f69-4710-a33d-54254493a614.jpg
https://www.maineturnpike.com/MaineTurnpike2012/files/9a/9aed8f7c-fda5-49eb-8fb2-9e904bdfc9d6_750_421.jpg

I'm still confused as to the construction at Exit 44 northbound... I thought they were adding a lane or two so that the present 3 lanes (2 thru, 1 exit) would become all thru and the new lane on the right would be for I-295 traffic exiting.  The construction activity there doesn't seem to really support that, unless I'm mistaken.
Went thru as a passenger a week or 2 ago; didn't take note of what I saw. How's it look down there?



Elsewhere on maineturnpike.com:

Click image for full view of project area

Background
In July 2019, a transportation study for the Saco Route 112/Exit 36 Area was released. The study was a joint initiative between the City of Saco, Maine Turnpike and the MaineDOT that produced a series of recommendations to address regional transportation issues by improving connections to and from the Turnpike. With much input from stakeholders and the public, the report analyzed several versions of modifying the Exit 36 Interchange area to have a direct connection with Route 112, which is proposed as an additional interchange (Exit 35), both north- and southbound.
 
Current Status
The project is currently in development with construction slated to begin in 2022-2023 with completion in 2025, subject to available funding.

Preliminary Design Report - January 2021
Neato. Bringing the ME112 interchange, the original Exit 5, back from the dead. The design reuses the original NB ramps, with the toll plaza at just about exactly the same location. SB, new diamond ramps will be constructed west of I-95 rather than attempt to salvage what's left of the old trumpet connection.
Access to the Turnpike is to be provided at Lund Road (with signals) and
at a new signalized intersection west of the Turnpike. The new interchange will
be linked to the existing Exit 36 interchange using collector-distributor roads to
eliminate the risks associated with weave movements.
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Re: Maine
« Reply #355 on: August 10, 2021, 06:52:54 PM »

And can someone tell me why the Cummings Bridge has space for 3 carriageways beneath the new bridge?  Will one of them be the new Exit 45 southbound onramp?
Yes.
https://www.maineturnpike.com/MaineTurnpike2012/files/a1/a16deb97-6f69-4710-a33d-54254493a614.jpg
https://www.maineturnpike.com/MaineTurnpike2012/files/9a/9aed8f7c-fda5-49eb-8fb2-9e904bdfc9d6_750_421.jpg
Ok... that makes sense.  Guess I just didn't look at that plan pic close enough to notice the SB entrance ramp passes beneath the bridge before joining the mainline.


Went thru as a passenger a week or 2 ago; didn't take note of what I saw. How's it look down there?
The construction NB just before Exit 44 just doesn't seem like it'll support 4 lanes.  There just doesn't seem to be enough excavation to the right... it's more median work right now.  Maybe the rest will come later.



Further south, work is substantially complete on the new York Toll Plaza.  They're waiting until after Labor Day to flip the switch.  It looks pretty good and should be a substantial improvement over the present facility, once its torn down.  Also got an ever-so-brief look at the new Gardiner toll plaza at the north end of I-295.  They're making good progress there as well.

This trip, only travelled over the Piscataqua River Bridge on I-95 once... like the last trip a few weeks ago, I'm beginning to see the advantages of taking the US 1 Bypass.  One of these days, it will probably get me into trouble (with the bridge being up), but until then, it's a nice alternative.

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Re: Maine
« Reply #356 on: August 14, 2021, 12:21:09 PM »

And can someone tell me why the Cummings Bridge has space for 3 carriageways beneath the new bridge?  Will one of them be the new Exit 45 southbound onramp?
Yes.
https://www.maineturnpike.com/MaineTurnpike2012/files/a1/a16deb97-6f69-4710-a33d-54254493a614.jpg
https://www.maineturnpike.com/MaineTurnpike2012/files/9a/9aed8f7c-fda5-49eb-8fb2-9e904bdfc9d6_750_421.jpg
Ok... that makes sense.  Guess I just didn't look at that plan pic close enough to notice the SB entrance ramp passes beneath the bridge before joining the mainline.


Went thru as a passenger a week or 2 ago; didn't take note of what I saw. How's it look down there?
The construction NB just before Exit 44 just doesn't seem like it'll support 4 lanes.  There just doesn't seem to be enough excavation to the right... it's more median work right now.  Maybe the rest will come later.



Further south, work is substantially complete on the new York Toll Plaza.  They're waiting until after Labor Day to flip the switch.  It looks pretty good and should be a substantial improvement over the present facility, once its torn down.  Also got an ever-so-brief look at the new Gardiner toll plaza at the north end of I-295.  They're making good progress there as well.

This trip, only travelled over the Piscataqua River Bridge on I-95 once... like the last trip a few weeks ago, I'm beginning to see the advantages of taking the US 1 Bypass.  One of these days, it will probably get me into trouble (with the bridge being up), but until then, it's a nice alternative.

Here's a video driving thru the area on my way to South Portland thru the widening area on 2021/08/10 (NB) & 11 (SB).

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Re: Maine
« Reply #357 on: August 22, 2021, 11:36:55 PM »

So does anyone know the purpose of these, https://goo.gl/maps/rXgaK6P9GSWyVHhq5

On York on US 1. Put in between 2011 and 2015. Now, updated since this GSV in 2019, there are three cameras on each pole. FWIW, they're on US 1 at the relatively same point that the toll barrier on I-95 is. I know they're not speed cameras because those are illegal in Maine. There is no signage approaching from either direction, and nothing really on the posts that gives away their purpose.

I was going to ask the same question about these ones on ME Route 236... according to MaineDOT Map Viewer data, the ones on US Route 1 and ME Route 236 are traffic counting devices for MaineDOT.

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Re: Maine
« Reply #359 on: September 17, 2021, 08:54:13 PM »

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Re: Maine
« Reply #360 on: November 27, 2021, 05:52:29 PM »

There was lots and lots of talk about I-395 extension to ME-9 and OSM showed this extension.
https://satellites.pro/plan/USA_map#O44.795876,-68.694077,14

Looks like that old project would finally see the light of the day. https://www.maine.gov/mdot/projects/I395rt9connector/

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Re: Maine
« Reply #361 on: November 27, 2021, 08:22:36 PM »

There was lots and lots of talk about I-395 extension to ME-9 and OSM showed this extension.
https://satellites.pro/plan/USA_map#O44.795876,-68.694077,14

Looks like that old project would finally see the light of the day. https://www.maine.gov/mdot/projects/I395rt9connector/

Has MaineDOT ever mentioned what the connector will be designated, if anything at all? Ideally it'd be an extension of I-395, but that can't happen since it'll only be a super-2. Will ME 9 be rerouted onto it, or will they pull a NYSDOT and sign it as ME 395?
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Re: Maine
« Reply #362 on: November 28, 2021, 08:38:58 AM »

There was lots and lots of talk about I-395 extension to ME-9 and OSM showed this extension.
https://satellites.pro/plan/USA_map#O44.795876,-68.694077,14

Looks like that old project would finally see the light of the day. https://www.maine.gov/mdot/projects/I395rt9connector/

Has MaineDOT ever mentioned what the connector will be designated, if anything at all? Ideally it'd be an extension of I-395, but that can't happen since it'll only be a super-2. Will ME 9 be rerouted onto it, or will they pull a NYSDOT and sign it as ME 395?

If I had to hazard a guess, they move 9 onto 395, and have 9 follow the newly built route. Old 9 is deleted, leaving most of it as whatever it was already concurrent with. There would be a tiny unnumbered stretch east of 178, but it can probably survive without a number. It would also be consistent with 15 having been moved onto 95 and 395 to bypass the city as well.
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Re: Maine
« Reply #363 on: November 28, 2021, 09:34:49 AM »

There was lots and lots of talk about I-395 extension to ME-9 and OSM showed this extension.
https://satellites.pro/plan/USA_map#O44.795876,-68.694077,14

Looks like that old project would finally see the light of the day. https://www.maine.gov/mdot/projects/I395rt9connector/

Has MaineDOT ever mentioned what the connector will be designated, if anything at all? Ideally it'd be an extension of I-395, but that can't happen since it'll only be a super-2. Will ME 9 be rerouted onto it, or will they pull a NYSDOT and sign it as ME 395?

If I had to hazard a guess, they move 9 onto 395, and have 9 follow the newly built route. Old 9 is deleted, leaving most of it as whatever it was already concurrent with. There would be a tiny unnumbered stretch east of 178, but it can probably survive without a number. It would also be consistent with 15 having been moved onto 95 and 395 to bypass the city as well.

I think SectorZ might have a point by rerouting ME-9 althought they could call it I-395 despite being a super-2. I-95 north of Bangor to Houlton was once a super-2 until the late 1970s.
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Re: Maine
« Reply #364 on: November 28, 2021, 02:57:09 PM »

There was lots and lots of talk about I-395 extension to ME-9 and OSM showed this extension.
https://satellites.pro/plan/USA_map#O44.795876,-68.694077,14

Looks like that old project would finally see the light of the day. https://www.maine.gov/mdot/projects/I395rt9connector/

Has MaineDOT ever mentioned what the connector will be designated, if anything at all? Ideally it'd be an extension of I-395, but that can't happen since it'll only be a super-2. Will ME 9 be rerouted onto it, or will they pull a NYSDOT and sign it as ME 395?
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Re: Maine
« Reply #365 on: December 02, 2021, 10:25:28 AM »

ME9 will be relocated onto the connector, with old 9 becoming ME9Bus.

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Re: Maine
« Reply #367 on: December 18, 2021, 09:56:14 PM »

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« Reply #368 on: December 28, 2021, 11:37:59 PM »

First time poster. Was messing around with a crazy spur pitch from I-95 Waterville to US-2 near Cannan and Skowhegan. I always felt that that area could use a bypass connecting to US-201 north of Skowhegan. Apologies for some reason it's not letting me post the pic.

I did say that this was my first time posting here.

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« Reply #369 on: December 29, 2021, 12:13:03 AM »

First time poster. Was messing around with a crazy spur pitch from I-95 Waterville to US-2 near Cannan and Skowhegan. I always felt that that area could use a bypass connecting to US-201 north of Skowhegan. Apologies for some reason it's not letting me post the pic.

I did say that this was my first time posting here.

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Please look at this post in regard to posting photos.  (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29125.0)
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« Reply #370 on: December 29, 2021, 12:58:11 AM »

Got it. Thanks
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« Reply #371 on: January 02, 2022, 04:55:31 PM »

ISTR there was a project site online some years back, with outlines of proposed alignment options. Not sure how far along they got with it, but apparently it got NIMBYed to death.
This page says a bald eagle's nest was discovered in the ROW, the same thing that, along with cost, put the final nail in the Wiscasset bypass's coffin.
Even without that, cost makes me skeptical if this would ever see the light of day. Maine is poor and cheap. I can't think of any divided highway that's been built since I-95 was finally twinned in Yarmouth & Freeport in 1986, and we may never see one again either. With the possible exception of the Gorham turnpike, but blimey, I can see that being a furshlugginer super-2 too. Or with access via roundabouts or something. But anyway...

Wish I'd saved the PDFs; it'd be good to have this stuff for posterity.
A few hours scouring the net yielded nothing. ...BUT!



What I did find was MDOT's Vault Plans Archive.
Dig around and you can find some pretty neat stuff.

"Classic" I-95 / modern I-295
Other than the Maine Turnpike, the first project of what eventually became I-95 was the US1 Freeport bypass, now part of I-295.
Originally, Desert (then Merrill?) Rd, Hunter Rd, Pownal Rd, ME136 and ME125 were at-grade junctions, with signals at Pownal & 136. In 1956-7 (352.9 MB PDF), the Desert Rd interchange was constructed along with a new ME 125/136 interchange, new connecting roads were built and the other crossings were unceremoniously cut off.
The original north end was at today's Exit 24. I'd always wondered how it tied back into existing US1; this can be seen on the last page of https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1550_FI-01-1(1).pdf (38.4 MB).

We can see how that temporary connection was replaced by the modern (other than the lengthening of the accel/decel lanes) configuration on page 10 of https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1483_I-IN-01-1(8)_II.pdf (69.1 MB). A proposed rest area depicted on page 9 never existed AFAIK.
On the last page, there's a diagram of proposed, never-built interchange at Durham Rd. If this had been built, it would have to have been closed/demolished or reconfigured once time came to extend I-95 north to Topsham, or else a somewhat different configuration would have been needed, to fit the SB US1 connector ramp in.
Note the "60 MPH (Design Speed)". It's posted 65 MPH today.

By 1969, Durham Rd was back on the table. https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1906_unknown_1 (522.5 MB, pp 12-16) shows a mirror image of one of these. A larger-diameter loop ramp in the SE quadrant is set farther back from the US1 connector, with an apparent auxiliary lane to reduce weaving.
Pp 17-22, 29-30, 34-36 & 67-68 show the missing Exit 23 from the sequential days, River Rd. I woulda expected a folded diamond with the topography there, but anyway.
Why did only River Rd have an exit number reserved, and not Durham Rd? Don't know. Could be that exit numbers came along a bit later, with only River Rd being seriously considered for an interchange at that point.

A 1974 sign plan (42.2 MB) seems to bear that out. There's a dotted line at River but not Durham Rd, and no mention of exit numbers FWIW. Other items of note: apparent confusion over whether ME196 is N/S or E/W, a "yeild" sign :D, and a temporary end at US201 while construction continued northward to West Gardiner, to open in 1977. The ME196 interchange had trailblazers to US201, but oddly, no sign assemblies are shown for the US201 junction.
That temporary connection was reused when I-295 was resurfaced back around 2008-2010ish.
LBNL, it's marked "Revised as Built 1979" and "Completed 1974" -- the year the NMSL took effect -- and chock full of Speed Limit 60 & 70 signs. Approved 1972-12-20 per the first page. I guess the speed limits were just understood to be 55 by go-time, and they just weren't too bothered by that. I dunno man.

US1 corridor, Brunswick
https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1357_F-01-1(11).pdf (20.5 MB) details the end of the connector to the Interstate (the temporary north end of I-95 (till north of Augusta & the Turnpike) until 1973). A lot of properties were condemned where it touches down. Page 8 features a diagram of a flyover that was considsered instead of the treacherous U-turn ramp that was built.

https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1718_F-026-1(17)_I_U-026-1(22).pdf (58.4 MB) details the first phase of the the freeway, from US201 to Cooks Corner, that opened in 1964. On page 19 we can see the temporary end at Cooks Corner, in place just a couple years before the rest of the freeway to Bath opened in 1966.
The original 1926 route of US1, Old Bath Rd, intersected then-US1 (today's Bath Rd) at the same point as Thomas Point Rd. A detailed diagram of the junction can be seen on the last 2 pages. It's unclear how Storer Rd was handled, intersecting right at the railroad crossing. Throw in the brand new freeway connection and relatively new ME24 alignment wicked close by, and that's bound to be a clustercoitus. An overpass was needed anyway, so Old Bath Rd was shifted east, cutting off Grover Lane & Farley Rd (why's this pavement look so good?) in the process.

The relocation of Bath Rd can also be seen at pages 9, 10 & 18 of https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1276_F-026-1(24)_I.pdf (51.0 MB).
On page 1, I'm pretty sure "King's Turnpike" is erroneous:
The turnpike to Bath, sometimes called Governor King's turnpike, was built in 1805 or 1806.
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It went through the woods nearly all the way east of Cook's Corner. The road now traveled from Brunswick to Cook's Corner and straight on to the New Meadows River is part of the old turnpike
The turnpike bridge was a few rods south of the railroad bridge.

And, saving the best for last:
WESTBROOK FRIGGIN AHTERIAL BUB!
The Westbrook Arterial is Maine's own little I-291, a bypass of ME25 in Portland & Westbrook. Some of it got built, but the original plans were much more ambitious.
After the South Portland route preferred by SoPo, Scarborough & MDOT was chosen for I-295 over the "Westbrook Expressway", Portland & Westbrook got the somewhat scaled-back Westbrook Arterial as a consolation prize. It was slated to run through the Fore River estuary, with environmental concerns continually stalling it until finally, in the early 2000s, the last link to Rand Rd was built, with the rest finally canned for good.
Ramps at I-295 sat unused for decades until eventually repurposed.

Let's start out with https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1545%20Westbrook%201974%20As-Built.pdf (60.2 MB) -- page 26 has an overview of what was actually built back in the 70s, and all that existed for a good quarter century. We can see the context for the infamous "S-curves", which were indeed half a folded diamond interchange at Larrabee Rd. The presense of a parclo instead of a trumpet and that little southern stub suggest there were plans even back then to extend Larrabee Rd southward to Stroudwater St. This idea was still around in the mid-2000s at least, if not a terribly high priority. Of course, gotta have at-grade intersections now `cuz Maine's cheap. :P
The "95-1" & "95-3" ramp lines are cloverleaf-shaped. Hm. Weird. How would the toll booths have worked?

https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/3590_fu-012-1(7).pdf (246.5 MB) is mostly as-built diagrams, but page 1 has a decent-quality image of the entire planned route, all the way from the "intown relief road" (William Clarke Drive) to I-295. YEHGUY!

The first 2 pages of https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/1313_F-012-1(13)_SU-0127(4)_U-012-1(14).pdf (345.0 MB) have lower-quality copies of those same images. Not much to see here. Page 34 confirms "future ramp(s)" 95-1 & 95-3, but what gets me is the "constructed 1975" caption on the centerline. Sure enough, it looks like some wetlands got filled in, and then just sat for a couple decades.

And now the good stuff -- alternative schematics!
  • Line A (13.0 MB). Of note here is that Congress St gets a bypass between Stevens Ave & Frost St (which gets dead-ended) that handles the WBA interchange. Old Congress, new Congress and Stevens would meet up at a 4-way intersection.
  • Lines B & B1 (28.4 MB) involve filling in quite a bit of wetland; both would require a rechanneling of the Fore River. And what's that on Line B Sheet 4 going out into/across the Fore River south of Osgood St? I don't get it.
  • Line C's (26.5 MB) route isn't terribly clear from this document, but here it is for completeness. You can get a better visual on page 27 of the EIS, available on Google Books. It takes a rather ridiculous detour to provide access to the Portland International Jetport.
https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/6280_u-012-1(4).pdf (80.9 MB) mostly features the sections that got built, but depicts the full folded diamond at Larrabee (still just a stub S of the WBA) and a full cloverleaf at I-95.
Again -- how were the tolls supposed to work? Maybe nothing; maybe this is predicated on a toll-free turnpike. The original plan for the Maine Turnpike was for it to become toll-free once the construction bonds were paid off, which IIRC happened in the early 80s. At that time, the MTA changed their minds and decided to keep the revenue stream to pay for maintenance and capital improvements. The EIS mentions a couple more esoteric alignments not really being practical until the Turnpike becomes free, so it appears this was a consideration.
This document looks like it's intended to be viewed/interpreted in conjunction with https://mdotapps.maine.gov/VaultPlans/5717_i-295-3(12)_full_b.pdf (56.8 MB). Smush`emrightuptogethahbud! This file has all the alignments shown together. Image quality is not the best & it's a bit difficult to read, with the exception of a nice rendering of Exit 5 on the last page. The mystery road out into the Fore River is back. The real item of note here is on page 2, a more northerly alignment of Line B just east of Rand Rd.
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« Reply #372 on: February 03, 2022, 02:13:53 AM »

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2022/02/02/change-in-the-air-maine-turnpike-looks-at-cash-free-tolls/

Maine is talking about converting the tolls to all-electronic tolling. Personally, I think that they should go ahead and do it (especially since the New England region, in general, has most of the tolls are cashless)!
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« Reply #373 on: February 03, 2022, 06:41:07 AM »

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2022/02/02/change-in-the-air-maine-turnpike-looks-at-cash-free-tolls/

Maine is talking about converting the tolls to all-electronic tolling. Personally, I think that they should go ahead and do it (especially since the New England region, in general, has most of the tolls are cashless)!

Good idea after spending millions rebuilding the infrastructure in York to have the high-speed tolling next to the brand new cash collection toll booths.
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« Reply #374 on: February 03, 2022, 07:30:04 AM »

It’s about time Maine switches to AET. This would be very useful to ease congestion at the York Toll Plaza. Of all the states in the Northeast that have tolls, I wonder why Maine has always held back for so long.
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