Maine DOT has announced that it will be rehabilitating the northbound lanes of I-295 north of Freeport, from Topsham to Gardiner this summer. The northbound lanes will be closed, but northbound traffic will be using the southbound lanes, from June 15, 2009 through August, 2009.
Southbound traffic will be required to use an alternate route. Our suggestion for southbound traffic is to either take US-201 from Gardiner to Topsham (the purple line below), or take I-95 south to Lewiston-Auburn, then take Maine Route 136 to Freeport (the green line below).
View To Freeport, ME from North, June 15 - August 2009 in a larger map
Also, the exits from I-295 for Bowdoinham and Richmond will allow exiting from I-295, but the entrances will be closed.