Maine State Route 15

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State Route 15 marker

State Route 15
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 180.5 mi[1] (290.5 km)
Existed: 1925, 2004 (current alignment) – present
Major junctions
South end: Main/W. Main/School Street in Stonington
 

US 1 / SR 3 in Bucksport
I‑395 in Bangor
I‑95 in Bangor

US 2 / SR 100 in Bangor
North end: US 201 / SR 6 in Jackman
Location
Counties: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset
Highway system
SR 11A SR 16
SR 172 MA Route 172A.svg SR 173

State Route 15 (SR 15) is a numbered state highway in Maine, United States. Route 15 runs over 180 miles (290 km) from Stonington in the south to Jackman in the north.

Route description[edit]

Route 15 begins in the town of Stonington, at the intersection of Main Street, School Street, and West Main Street. The route proceeds north out of Stonington and through Deer Isle en route to the mainland of Maine. Upon leaving the islands to the south, Route 15 meets Route 175 and forms an approximately 2-mile (3.2 km) concurrency with it. Route 15 then splits off 175 and then joins Route 176 farther to the north. The two routes continue into Blue Hill, where Route 15 turns northward, while 176 goes to the east. Continuing north, Route 15 meets Route 199 in North Penobscot. Upon reaching Orland, Route 15 meets U.S. Route 1 and Route 3, and joins the concurrency northbound. The road sees the ends of Routes 175 and 46 before reaching the town of Bucksport. Upon reaching the town, US-1 and Route 3 split off and Route 15 turns northward towards Bangor. Route 15 continues towards Bangor, straddling the east side of the Penobscot River, along with US-1 to the west. Route 15 enters Brewer and follows South Main Street to an interchange with Interstate 395, at Exit 4. Route 15 joins I-395 westbound and runs concurrent with the Interstate (also with U.S. Route 202 between Exits 3 and 2) to its terminus, where Route 15 then takes Exit 1B to join Interstate 95 northbound for approximately 3 miles (4.8 km). Route 15 leaves I-95 via Exit 185 and joins Broadway heading north out of the city. Route 15 meets Route 221 at Six Mile Falls before entering Corinth. The route intersects with Routes 11 and 43 in Dover-Foxcroft, forming a 2-mile (3.2 km) concurrency with Route 11. Route 15 continues to the northwest, intersecting with Routes 6 and 16, forming a lengthy concurrency. The three routes proceed due west through Guilford, intersecting Routes 23 and 150, and then turning to the north in Abbot Village, where Route 16 splits off to the west. Routes 6 and 15 remain multiplexed for the better part of about 60 miles (97 km), traveling north to Moosehead Lake, and turning west to the small town of Jackman. Routes 6 and 15 finally come to an intersection with U.S. Route 201, approximately 12 miles (19 km) from the Canadian border. Route 15 ends at this intersection, while Route 6 joins US-201 en route to the border.

Concurrent routes[edit]

The following highways run concurrently with State Route 15:

Local names[edit]

Within the towns connected by State Route 15, the highway also is known by various local names:

History[edit]

When originally designated in 1926, SR 15 ran between Ellsworth and Greenville Junction. Between 1933 and 1934, it was extended to Rockwood, and, in 1940, to its current terminus in Jackman. In 1946, the route was truncated to Blue Hill, but, in 1963, it was extended to its current terminus in Stonington. In 2004, the route in Bangor was relocated to its present position along Interstates 395 and 95.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location[2] mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Hancock Stonington 0.0 0.0 School Street Southern terminus of SR 15
Sedgwick 13.8 22.2 SR 175 south (Reach Road) Begin SR 175 concurrency
16.0 25.7 SR 175 north (Coastal Road) End SR 175 concurrency
18.9 30.4 SR 176 west (Southern Bay Road) Begin SR 176 concurrency
Blue Hill 23.0 37.0 SR 175 north (South Street) Southern terminus of SR 175
23.6 38.0 SR 177 west (Union Street) Terminus of SR 177
23.7 38.1 SR 176 east End SR 176 concurrency
Penobscot 32.4 52.1 SR 199 south (N Penobscot Road) Northern terminus of SR 199
Orland 36.1 58.1 US 1 north / SR 3 east (Acadia Highway) Begin US 1/SR 3 concurrency
38.7 62.3 SR 175 south (Castine Road) Northern terminus of SR 175
Bucksport 39.4 63.4 SR 46 north (Duck Cove Road) Southern terminus of SR 46
40.5 65.2 US 1 south / SR 3 west (Acadia Highway) End US 1/SR 3 concurrency
Penobscot Brewer 57.9 93.2
I‑395 east / SR 15 Bus. north (Main Street)
Begin I-395 concurrency; Southern terminus of SR 15B
Bangor 58.8 94.6 US 1A / SR 9 Exit 3B
59.5 95.8 US 202 south Northern terminus of US 202; Exit 3A
60.0 96.6 I‑95 south Western terminus of I-395; Begin I-95 concurrency, exit 182A; Exit 1
60.9 98.0 US 2 / SR 100 Exit 183
61.7 99.3 SR 222 Exit 184
63.3 101.9
I‑95 north / SR 15 Bus. south (Broadway)
Exit 185; End I-95 concurrency; Northern terminus of SR 15B
67.3 108.3 SR 221 north (Hudson Road) Southern terminus of SR 221
Corinth 81.7 131.5 SR 11 south (Exeter Road) / SR 43 (Hudson Road) Begin SR 11 concurrency
Charleston 83.4 134.2 SR 11 north (Main Road) End SR 11 concurrency
Piscataquis Dover-Foxcroft 98.3 158.2 SR 7 south (South Street) Northern terminus of SR 7
98.5 158.5 SR 6 / SR 16 east Begin SR 6/SR 16 concurrency
Guilford 105.1 169.1 SR 23 south (Bridge Street) Northern terminus of SR 23
106.2 170.9 SR 150 north (Blaine Avenue) Begin SR 150 concurrency
106.5 171.4 SR 150 south (Main Street) End SR 150 concurrency
Abbot 110.3 177.5 SR 16 west (West Road) End SR 16 concurrency
Somerset Jackman 180.5 290.5 US 201 / SR 6 west Northern terminus of SR 15; End SR 6 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related route[edit]


State Route 15 Business
Location: BrewerBangor
Length: 2.8 mi[4] (4.5 km)

State Route 15 Business (SR 15 Bus.) is a business route through Bangor and Brewer. While Route 15 bypasses downtown Bangor, State Route 15 Business goes through downtown Bangor, where it is named Broadway.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Penobscot County. [2]

Location[2] mi[4] km Destinations Notes
Brewer 0.0 0.0 I‑395 / SR 15 Southern terminus of SR 15B
0.8 1.3 US 1A / SR 9 west Begin SR 9 concurrency
1.0 1.6 SR 9 east (Main Street) End SR 9 concurrency
Bangor 1.6 2.6 US 2 (State Street)
2.8 4.5 I‑95 / SR 15 Northern terminus of SR 15B
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kaiser, Cameron (2010). "Maine State Route 15". Floodgap Roadgap's RoadsAroundME. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b MaineDOT - Map Viewer (Map). MaineDOT. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (30 December 2014). "Overview map of SR 15" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Google (30 December 2014). "Overview map of SR 15 Bus." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 30 December 2014.