Haigis Parkway Toll Plaza

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Haigis Parkway Toll Plaza. Note that the toll booth extends across both directions of traffic, unlike many others

The Haigis Parkway Toll Plaza is a toll plaza located at Interchange 42 of the Maine Turnpike, which connects the Maine Interstate 95 with Haigis Parkway, which bypasses downtown Scarborough and intersects with US Route 1 about 5 miles south of the Scarborough Connector.

Unlike many of the Maine Turnpike interchanges, the Haigis Parkway interchange is tolled in both directions (entering and exiting the highway). This is due to the location of the interchange - not being near any mainline toll plazas (unless traffic is exiting to the Scarborough Connector or the Falmouth Spur). Traffic traveling southbound will not reach the York Toll Plaza for close to 30 miles, and traffic traveling northbound will not reach the New Gloucester Toll Plaza for close to 18 miles. As such, the Haigis Parkway interchange has a bi-directional toll plaza to prevent “Shunpiking” - the act of deliberately avoiding tolls on a toll road.