PORTLAND (AP) – Opponents are speaking up against proposed sites for a new toll plaza at the southern end of the Maine Turnpike.

A group of York residents has launched an effort to persuade the Maine Turnpike Authority to reconsider its list of sites for a new toll plaza.

More than a dozen Chase’s Pond Road residents are asking state legislators to help them keep the plaza from moving in next door to their centuries-old neighborhood and the town’s water treatment plant.

Maine Turnpike officials have narrowed to four the number of sites under consideration for a new structure to replace the existing York plaza, which was built in 1969. The No. 1 choice is expected to be made in the next few months with construction beginning next year.

Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

AP-ES-03-10-08 0636EDT

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