Maine State Route 9 Article

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

State Route 9 marker

State Route 9
Route of SR 9 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length289.09 mi [1] (465.25 km)
Existed1925, 2007 (current alignment)–present
Major junctions
West end NH 9 / NH 236 in Somersworth, NH
 
East end Ferry Point International Bridge to Route 170 in St. Stephen, NB, Canada
Location
Counties York, Cumberland, Kennebec, Penobscot, Washington
Highway system
SR 8 SR 9A
Route 1 N.E. Route 11

State Route 9 (SR 9) is a numbered state highway in Maine, running from the New Hampshire border at Berwick in the west to the Canada–US border with New Brunswick at Calais in the east. SR 9 runs a total of 289 miles (465 km).

Route description

Maine State Route 9 east of Bangor.
Looking east to Lead Mountain along State Route 9

State Route 9 is a meandering highway that works its way from New Hampshire to Canada. It frequently runs concurrent with other highways listed below and also frequently changes direction. For instance, in Kennebunk, State Route 9 travels in a westerly direction even though it is signed as eastbound. State Route 9 runs through most of Maine's major cities including Biddeford, Saco, South Portland, Portland, Augusta, and Bangor. Its leg from Bangor to Calais is often referred to as "The Airline" commonly thought to be due to its shorter route than the older U.S. 1. (Before the coming of air travel, the term airline often referred to such a shortcut.) Although anecdotes about unexploded ordnance deriving from bombers flying from the former Dow Air Force Base (now Bangor International Airport) using a number of towers and landmarks along "The Airline", in fact the term goes back to the early 1850s as a contrast to the shoreline route. [2] The last section of "The Airline" was paved in 1973 in Crawford and many old sections of the road are visible to the side of the present roadway. The "Whale's Back", a 2-mile stretch built atop an esker in Hancock County was one of the most notable features of the highway until it was rebuilt.

Over the years, a number of improvements have been made by the Route 9 Committee, a partnership of local government officials and business interests in the Baileyville-Calais area.

Junction list

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
York Berwick0.00.0 NH 9 / NH 236 (Market Street) – SomersworthContinuation into New Hampshire
0.20.32 SR 236 (Allen Street) – South BerwickNorthern terminus of SR 236
North Berwick7.211.6 SR 4 south (Elm Street)Southern terminus of concurrency
7.612.2 SR 4 north (High Street) – SanfordNorthern terminus of concurrency
Wells11.418.3 SR 9B (Littlefield Road) – OgunquitWestern terminus of SR 9B
13.521.7 SR 9A (Crediford Road) – SanfordWestern terminus of SR 9A
14.323.0 SR 109 north (Sanford Road) – SanfordNorthern terminus of concurrency
14.924.0 I‑95 (Maine Turnpike)Maine Turnpike exit 19
16.526.6 US 1 south (Post Road) – Ogunquit
SR 109
Southern terminus of SR 109
Southern terminus of US 1/SR 9 concurrency
18.329.5 US 1 north (Post Road) – KennebunkNorthern terminus of US 1/SR 9 concurrency
Kennebunk22.536.2 SR 9A / SR 35 (Port Road) – Kennebunk CenterEastern terminus of SR 9A
Southern terminus of SR 35
Biddeford31.851.2 SR 208 south (Bridge Road) – Biddeford PoolSouthern terminus of concurrency
37.159.7 SR 111 (Alfred Street) / SR 208 – Arundel, KennebunkEastern terminus of SR 111
Northern terminus of SR 208
Saco38.161.3 US 1 south (Elm Street) – Biddeford
US 1 north / SR 5 south (Main Street) – Scarborough
SR 5 / SR 112 north (North Street) – Buxton
Southern terminus of SR 112
Old Orchard Beach45.773.5 SR 5 to SR 98 (Old Orchard Street)Southern terminus of SR 5
Cumberland Scarborough51.182.2 US 1 south – SacoSouthern terminus of concurrency
54.287.2 SR 114 (Gorham Road) – Gorham
SR 207 (Black Point Road)
Southern terminus of SR 114
Northern terminus of SR
55.489.2 To I‑95 / I‑295 (Scarborough Connector) – PortlandPartial interchange
South Portland56.791.2 To I‑95 / I‑295 (Maine Turnpike Approach)Unsigned SR 703
56.891.4 US 1 north (Main Street) – South PortlandNorthern terminus of concurrency
57.692.7 I‑295 north – PortlandI-295 exit 3; partial interchange
No access to SR 9 from I-295 north
Portland59.495.6 To I‑95 (Skyway Drive)Maine Turnpike exit 46
59.796.1 SR 22 west (Congress Street)Western terminus of concurrency
61.298.5 SR 22 east (Congress Street)Eastern terminus of concurrency
To I‑295 / US 1
61.298.5 SR 25 (Brighton Avenue)
62.6100.7 US 302 east / SR 100 south (Forest Avenue)Southern terminus of concurrency
To I‑295 / US 1
62.7100.9 US 302 west / SR 100 north (Forest Avenue)Northern terminus of concurrency
63.9102.8 SR 26 (Washington Avenue) – Gray, Munjoy Hill To I‑295 / US 1
Falmouth67.3108.3 To I‑295 / US 1 (Bucknam Road)I-295 exit 10
North Yarmouth74.3119.6 SR 115 east (Walnut Hill Road) – YarmouthSouthern terminus of concurrency
74.6120.1 SR 115 west (Walnut Hill Road) – Gray, Pineland CenterNorthern terminus of concurrency
Androscoggin Durham86.9139.9 SR 136 south (Royalsborough Road) – FreeportSouthern terminus of concurrency
87.3140.5 SR 136 north (Royalsborough Road) – AuburnNorthern terminus of concurrency
91.1146.6 SR 125 south (Pinkham Brook Road) – FreeportSouthern terminus of SR 9/125 concurrency
Lisbon91.4147.1 SR 125 north (Main Street) – West Bowdoin
SR 196 east (Lisbon Street) – Topsham
Northern terminus of SR 9/125 concurrency
Eastern terminus of SR 9/196 concurrency
92.2148.4 SR 196 west (Lisbon Street) – LewistonWestern terminus of SR 9/196 concurrency
Sabattus99.3159.8 I‑95 (Maine Turnpike) – Gardiner, Augusta, Lewiston, PortlandMaine Turnpike exit 86
100.7162.1 SR 126 west (Sabattus Street) – LewistonWestern terminus of concurrency
101.7163.7 SR 132 (Wales Road) – Wales, MonmouthSouthern terminus of SR 132
102.9165.6 SR 197 (Litchfield Road) – RichmondWestern terminus of SR 197
Kennebec West Gardiner117.3188.8 I‑95 south (Maine Turnpike) – Lewiston, AuburnMaine Turnpike exit 102; partial interchange
117.4188.9 I‑295 to I‑95 north – Augusta, BrunswickI-295 exit 51
Gardiner120.5193.9 US 201 south (Brunswick Avenue) – BrunswickSouthern terminus of US 201/SR 9/126 concurrency
120.9194.6 US 201 / SR 27 north (Maine Avenue) – Hallowell, Augusta
SR 24 (Maine Avenue) – Richmond
Northern terminus of US 201/SR 9 concurrency
Western terminus of SR 9/27/126 concurrency
Northern terminus of SR 24
Randolph121.1194.9 SR 27 south / SR 126 east (Water Street) – Randolph, USVA Togus, WiscassetEastern terminus of SR 9/27/126 concurrency
Augusta126.8204.1 SR 17 south (Eastern Avenue) – USVA Togus, RocklandSouthern terminus of SR 9/17 concurrency
127.3204.9 US 202 west / US 201 / SR 17 / SR 100 south to I‑95 south – Gardiner, Winthrop
SR 105 (Cony Street) – Windsor
Northern terminus of SR 9/17 concurrency
Southern terminus of US 201/202/SR 9/100 concurrency
Western terminus of SR 105
127.9205.8 US 201 / SR 100 north (Riverside Drive) – WatervilleNorthern terminus of US 201/SR 9/100 concurrency
128.9207.4 SR 3 west (Augusta Bypass) to I‑95 – Waterville, PortlandWestern terminus of US 202/SR 3/9 concurrency
China138.1222.3 SR 32 north (Vassalboro Road)Western terminus of concurrency
139.3224.2 SR 32 south (Windsor Road) – WindsorEastern terminus of concurrency
139.5224.5 SR 3 east (Belfast Road) – BelfastEastern terminus of US 202/SR 3/9 concurrency
146.6235.9 SR 137 west (Waterville Road) – WinslowWestern terminus of concurrency
Albion153.9247.7 SR 137 east (Belfast Road) – FreedomEastern terminus of concurrency
Waldo Unity160.2257.8 SR 139 west (School Street)Western terminus of US 202/SR 9/139 concurrency
161.1259.3 SR 139 east / SR 220 south (Thorndike Road)Eastern terminus of US 202/SR 9/139 concurrency
Southern terminus of US 202/SR 9/220 concurrency
Troy164.1264.1 SR 220 north (Detroit Road)Northern terminus of US 202/SR 9/220 concurrency
Penobscot Dixmont170.8274.9 SR 7 (Moosehead Trail) – Newport, Brooks
173.0278.4 SR 143 (Simpson Corner Road) – EtnaSouthern terminus of SR 143
Newburgh181.4291.9 SR 69 to I‑95 (Carmel Road) – Carmel, Winterport
Hampden187.5301.8 US 202 eastEastern terminus of US 202/SR 9 concurrency
187.9302.4 US 1A west (Main Road) – WinterportWestern terminus of US 1A/SR 9 concurrency
Bangor192.4309.6 I‑395 / US 202 / SR 15 to I‑95 – Brewer, Ellsworth, Orono, NewportI-395 exit 3; US 202 joins northbound and leaves southbound
193.1310.8 US 202 east to US 2 / SR 100 (Main Street)Eastern terminus of US 1A/202/SR 9 concurrency
Brewer193.7311.7 US 1A east (Wilson Street) – Ellsworth, Bar HarborEastern terminus of US 1A/SR 9 concurrency
194.0312.2State Street (former US 1A)
SR 178
Southern terminus of SR 178
Eddington198.1318.8 SR 178 north (Riverside Drive) – Old TownEastern terminus of concurrency
204.6329.3 SR 46 (Jarvis Gore Drive) – HoldenNorthern terminus of SR 46
Clifton207.0333.1 SR 180 (Rebel Hill Road) – Otis, EllsworthNorthern terminus of SR 180
Hancock Amherst217.4349.9 SR 181 – EllsworthNorthern terminus of SR 181
Aurora219.5353.3 SR 179 – EllsworthNorthern terminus of SR 179
Washington Beddington233.5375.8 SR 193 (Beddington Road) – Deblois, CherryfieldNorthern terminus of SR 193
Wesley258.4415.9 SR 192 (Jr. Williams Road) – Machias
Baileyville281.1452.4 US 1 north – Baileyville, HoultonSouthern terminus of concurrency
Baring282.3454.3 SR 191 – MachiasNorthern terminus of SR 191
Calais285.8460.0 To Route 1 (International Drive) – Saint John NB International Avenue Bridge - As of 2010, all commercial vehicles must use this border crossing
286.3460.8 To Route 170 – Milltown NB Milltown International Bridge
287.9463.3 US 1 south (Main Street) – MachiasEastern terminus of concurrency
288.3464.0 To Route 170 Ferry Point International Bridge
Eastern terminus of SR 9
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ "Maine DOT Map Viewer". Maine Office of GIS. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Chemins historiques (Airline) - Le fait français au Maine".

External links

KML is not from Wikidata