Vegetation to be cleared along turnpike in Falmouth

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FALMOUTH — Tree-clearing work on land owned by the Maine Turnpike Authority will begin in December and last into the spring.

An MTA contractor will clear trees and other vegetation on both sides of the turnpike mainline from mile 47.7 to Exit 52, and also on both sides of the Maine Turnpike Spur. A press release from the town said the roadside clearing is maintenance MTA periodically performs for safety purposes.

The release said while vegetation has no impact on sound from the turnpike, the MTA knows reducing the vegetation opens visibility to the turnpike by abutters. The areas proposed for clearing were determined after a thorough field review, according to the MTA. Vegetative buffers will remain in areas where practical.

For questions, contact Maine Turnpike Authority representative John Roberts at jroberts@maineturnpike.com or 871-7771, ext. 350.

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