The Exit 44 Open Road Tolling (ORT) Project in Scarborough Maine consists of replacing the existing toll plaza, construction of two northbound and two southbound open road tolling (ORT) lanes and two northbound and two southbound cash/E-ZPass lanes. It also includes construction of a precast pedestrian tunnel for employee access and utilities, construction of an Administration Building, reconfiguration of Exit 1 ramp, construction of snow plow turnarounds, demolition of existing toll plaza and reconstruction of the mainline to accommodate approach and departure grade and alignment differentials at the modified plaza for the Maine Turnpike.
The work includes maintenance of traffic, earthwork, shoring, piles, concrete, paving, overhead sign structures, concrete barrier, guardrail, electrical work, lighting, lightning suppression systems and demolition of the existing Exit 44 toll plaza and administration building.
The ORT lanes were completed in August 2018. Work on the cash lanes is underway and will be followed by the phased demolition of the existing plaza. The work started in April 2017 and planned to be complete in October 2019.