Drivers passing through Maine, on the Maine Turnpike, can now get through the state a little more quickly.

Starting today, the Maine Turnpike maximum speed limit increased by 5-10 mph in select areas.

While much of the interstate will increase to a maximum speed limit of 70 mph, some exclusions apply:

  • South of mile 2.1 on I-95 in Kittery  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.

“With the improvements that have made Maine’s interstates safer, such as added guardrails in the median and clearing along the highway, it makes sense to raise the speed limit to the rate of which most people are already traveling, if it is safe to do so,” said Executive Director Peter Mills. “Motorists need to remember that this is a maximum speed.  We urge motorists to respect conditions and to drive safely, no matter what the posted speed may be.”

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