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Free Gift for People Leaving Maine

| September 1, 2014

YORK, Maine (AP) – Drivers on the Maine Turnpike may come across something other than traffic this Labor Day. Maine Turnpike Authority officials will be handing out 25,000 special editions copies of this year’s Farmers’ Almanac to drivers at the York Toll Plaza starting at 10 a.m. on Monday. Officials expect more that more than […]

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Turnpike Revenues Increase

| November 21, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Turnpike Authority says it took in nearly $20 million more in toll revenues over the last year. The figures released Thursday show that $122 million was generated between Nov. 2012 and 2013. That’s up from about $102 million the year before. The 19.3 percent increase is about what officials […]

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Turnpike Fatal

| November 11, 2013

State Police say a Newry man was killed early Monday morning in a one car crash on the Maine Turnpike.  Troopers say 36-year Jacob Bartholomew lost control of his car near the South Portland exit as it went off the road and slammed into a tree.  The vehicle then caught fire.  Bartholomew was alone in […]

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Turnpike Bomb Threat

| November 6, 2013

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) – State police say a busy Maine Turnpike travel plaza has re-opened following a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax. The Maine Turnpike Authority says police cleared out the Kennebunk travel plaza and blocked off the southbound turnpike off-ramp leading to it after getting wind of the threat at […]

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Falmouth Spur Reopening Delayed

| October 24, 2013

Officials say motorists driving south on the Maine Turnpike will have to wait an additional month before they can drive onto the Falmouth Spur.   The Maine Turnpike Authority says construction delays have pushed the re-opening of the turnpike’s off ramp from November until late December.   The ramp has been closed since May to […]

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