Interstate 295 consists of both the 11 mile urban loop through Portland and the former I-95 Coastal Route between Falmouth and Gardiner. Changes submitted to AASHTO in 1999 went into effect in 2004 involving extension of I-295 northward from the Maine Turnpike Falmouth Spur over the original I-95 alignment to its merge with the Turnpike main line at Gardiner. Interstate 95 shifted westward onto the entire Maine Turnpike main line, displacing I-495 in the process. Interstate 495 now constitutes an unsigned designation along the 4.2 mile long Falmouth Spur linking I-95 and I-295.
- Interstate 295-Maine, BostonRoads.com.
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