Maine Turnpike

By | October 18, 2022

The Maine Turnpike is a toll road in the U.S. state of Maine, part of Interstate 95 between York Harbor and Augusta, a distance of 164 kilometers. The toll road passes through the cities of Portland, Auburn, Lewiston and Augusta. Between Portland and Augusta, one can also take the toll-free Interstate 295, which is even a few miles shorter.

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History

In 1941, it was decided to build a toll road in Maine, modeled on other toll roads in the northeastern United States, such as the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. On December 13, 1947, the southern section of this opened between Kittery on the New Hampshire and Portland border. Exactly 8 years later, on December 13, 1955, an extension to the capital Augusta opened. Because the Interstate Highway system was created in 1956, a further extension of the toll road to Bangor was not necessary.

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Toll

The toll road has an open toll system, with a toll when entering the toll road, and three toll stations on the route. Since 2005, the Maine Turnpike has used the E-ZPass for electronic toll payment, which replaced an older system. The toll for passenger cars is a mere $5 for the full length, for trucks $22.55.

Maine Turnpike