On the front page of the Local & State section of the May 5 Portland Press Herald, the information with the photograph headlined “Truck stopped” fails to address the dangerous conditions of the southbound exit off-ramp and on-ramp for Interstate 295 in Falmouth and the Falmouth Spur of the Maine Turnpike. (A truck hauling peat moss overturned May 4, closing the entrance to the Falmouth Spur for several hours.)

The other dangerous location is the horseshoe northbound entrance ramp to I-295 at the exit of the Falmouth Spur, cut through rock ledge. The on-ramp was recently lengthened, but drivers of any large trucks or tractor-trailers who are unfamiliar with either of those locations are risking a rollover.

Before the Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine Turnpike Authority add more lanes between Scarborough and Falmouth, they need to rebuild those two entrance/exit ramps, for the Falmouth Spur and I-295.

Dennis Marrotte


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