Construction to close I-295/Forest Ave. ramps

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PORTLAND — Construction on Interstate 295 will require the nighttime closing of three on- and off-ramps at Forest Avenue starting on Wednesday, May 2.

Construction crews will temporarily close the northbound I-295 on-ramp from eastbound Forest Avenue, the northbound on-ramp from westbound Forest Avenue, and the I-295 Exit 6B northbound off-ramp to Forest.

The closings will not occur at the same time, the Maine Department of Transportation said. Closures will take place for one to two weeks, barring weather-related delays, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m on Friday. All three ramps will remain open overnight on Saturdays.

Drivers who normally use Exit 6B to Forest Avenue should take Exit 7 at Franklin Street, turn right onto Marginal Way and continue to Forest Avenue, DOT said. Access to northbound I-295 will also be available via the Franklin Street on-ramp.