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Maine turnpike speeds to increase Aug. 11

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- The Maine Turnpike Authority announced that starting Monday, August 11, the speed limits will increase by five miles per hour in certain locations.

Most of the turnpike will go from 65 mph to 70 mph, however, there are exceptions:

  • South of mile 2.1 on I-95 in Kittery, the maximum speed will remain at 65 mph.

  • Through Greater Portland, north of mile 44.1 in Scarborough and south of mile 52.3 in Falmouth the maximum speed will go from 55 mph to 60 mph.

  • On the Falmouth Spur, the maximum speed will move from 50 mph to 60 mph.
For a map of the changes, CLICK HERE

The turnpike says crews will begin changing nearly 100 signs early on Monday.