There are 90 million vehicle trips on the Maine Turnpike each year. Many of those people are from away. The Maine Turnpike Authority posted a great throwback post from 2000 where they told us some of the incredible and hilarious questions people ask the wonderful toll operators working the tolls on the turnpike. There are some real doozies.
Well, here we are. Memorial Day Weekend in Maine. The unofficial kickoff to summer and the millions of tourists who spend literally BILLIONS of dollars in our lovely state. But not this year. And with each long weekend in Maine, one of the big issues is having to deal with tons of traffic on the Maine Turnpike. Again, not this year.
Did you ever wonder how Maine State Police communicated to each other on the Maine Turnpike? If you blow past an officer at 90 mph, does that officer call up the next one up the Turnpike a few miles and give a heads up? Well, check out this live Maine Turnpike scanner. It's super interesting and shows the incredible professionalism that these Maine men and women show with their job. It's worth a listen and you might hear someone you know get pulled over!
Those with an E-Z Pass won't even have to slow down coming off the 'pike onto I-295, and soon drivers getting on the 'pike from I-295 will be able to do so at highway speeds also, as soon as that side is finished.