Because of an increase in traffic crashes along a 24 mile section of I-295 they will decrease the speed limit in that area.

The affected area is between Topsham and Falmouth where the current speed limit is 70 mph, but beginning March 27, that section of I-295 will go back to the 2014 speed limit of 65 mph. Since the speed limit went from 65 to 70 mph in 2014 there has been a 29% increase in traffic accidents between Falmouth and Brunswick.

Keep this speed limit change in mind because I’m sure when it first starts cops will be out looking to give tickets.


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