PORTLAND, Maine — Construction projects on the Maine Turnpike will be suspended for the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.

Approximately 950,000 toll transactions are expected to occur on one of Maine’s busiest travel weekends, according to Maine Turnpike Authority spokesman Dan Morin.

Three work zone restrictions will remain in place.

Exit 44’s northbound off-ramp will be reduced to one lane. Exit 44 connects traffic with the southern terminus of Interstate 295. To avoid delays, motorists traveling beyond Portland should use Exit 52 in Falmouth.

The southbound off-ramp to the Falmouth Spur will remain closed for bridge repairs. The ramp is slated to open in mid-November.

The Androscoggin River bridge in both directions has been reduced to one lane for repairs, while motorcycles are urged to use caution on milled pavement between Exits 86 and 102 in both directions.

Motorists are encouraged to follow the Maine Turnpike Authority on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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