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Power Line Work Will Affect Traffic on I-295

CMP Project Will Enhance Reliability of Grid


AUGUSTA, Maine, July 19, 2013 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, reports that construction crews will install new transmission structures in the median of Interstate 295 in Topsham, near mile 34, from Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26. This project to enhance system reliability will affect northbound traffic on I-295.


The work will require closing the left (passing) lane of Interstate 295 northbound. Traffic near mile 34 will be limited to the single northbound travel lane from approximately 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while the work is being performed.


“The taller transmission structures being installed in this area will provide greater clearance between the treetops and the lines, and thus enhance reliability,” said Gail Rice, CMP spokesperson. “To perform this work safely, the left lane needs to be closed, and this could slow the flow of traffic near mile 34 northbound. We appreciate motorists’ attention to safety as they move through the area.”


Work on the project is being performed by Maine-based contractors Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield and Shaw Brothers Construction of Gorham.


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About Central Maine Power Company (CMP): Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. The company delivers about 9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually to more than 600,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine’s annual consumer sales of electricity. The company has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction seven times by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit .


About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. For more information about Iberdrola USA, visit