Maine Turnpike - Rand Road Interchange

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Toll booth at Interchange 47. Note that the toll is only being charged one direction (entering northbound), as you don’t see directional signs behind the toll like in many other interchanges

The Maine Turnpike Rand Road Interchange, commonly referred to by its numerical identification Interchange 47 is a partial tolled interchange for the Maine Turnpike, located in Portland, Maine.

The interchange connects Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) to Rand Road, a local surface street. The Rand Road Interchange is one of only two interchanges to only charge a toll for traffic traveling in a single direction - in both cases, entering the turnpike northbound. The other interchange to do this is the Sanford Road Interchange down in Wells.

It is not known why the decision to only toll northbound traffic here was made, since the New Gloucester Toll Plaza is located less than 10 miles north of here, and there are only two exits in between, one of them being the Falmouth Spur. The toll booth does extend across the exit ramp, so it appears that exiting traffic may have been charged at one point. However, it is unknown why southbound traffic entering are not charged and don’t appear to have ever been charged.