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Gorham Connector

Background video developed by Maine Turnpike Authority and narrated by Scarborough Town Manager Tom Hall

 

Officially announced in early 2024, the Gorham Connector is a multi-community supported effort to address the heavy traffic congestion along Routes 114/22. The roads are at capacity and creating traffic constraints on nearby neighborhood roads.

The proposed solution is a new toll road that would link the Maine Turnpike at Exit 45 to the Gorham Bypass off Route 114 in Gorham. The project is supported by the communities of Gorham, Scarborough, South Portland, and Westbrook. In 2007, the communities signed a joint resolution requesting Maine Turnpike Authority to assess the feasibility of a new Turnpike connector linking the Gorham Bypass with the Maine Turnpike. The Legislature pass a companion resolution and a major feasibility study was conducted in 2012.

Learn more about the project history and background on the Maine Turnpike Authority website.

Resources

Gorham Connector Project - Maine Turnpike Authority Website

"Gorham Connector Project Can Stamp Out Traffic Ills" - Op Ed by Ephrem Paraschak, Gorham Town Manager and Thomas Hall, Scarborough Town Manager (April 29, 2023)

"Gorham connector proposal announced by Maine Turnpike Authority" - News Center Maine (February 5, 2024)

Gorham Connector Project Summary Technical Memo - Maine Turnpike Authority (January 2024)

Gorham Connector: Scarborough Town Council Workshop Slides - Maine Turnpike Authority (February 21, 2024)

Gorham Connector: Scarborough Town Council Workshop - YouTube Recording (February 21, 2024)