Parts of Route 295 to Reopen 

Parts of Route 295 that have been closed for construction will reopen to traffic this week.The northbound lanes between Gardiner and Topsham have been repaved. With the work done, the northbound and southbound lanes in the 17-mile stretch of 295 are reopening. The contractor finished three weeks ahead of schedule.Southbound traffic has been rerouted from the highway to U.S. Route 201 since mid-June when the 35 million dollar project got underway. It was funded with federal stimulus money.