Portland Toll Plaza
The Portland Toll Plaza is a toll plaza located at Interchange 44 on the Maine Turnpike, which is the southern junction between Interstate 95 and Interstate 295, a beltway around the Maine Turnpike that bypasses the New Gloucester Toll Plaza, but cuts directly through downtown Portland and is therefore susceptible to much heavier traffic.
Unlike many other Maine Turnpike interchanges, Interchange 44 is tolled traveling both directions (both entering and leaving the Maine Turnpike). This is because Interstate 295 itself does not have any tolls along its entire length through downtown Portland, except at the northern and southern interchanges with Interstate 95. Additionally, the toll rates at both I-295 interchanges are higher than those at most tolled interchanges along the turnpike.