Maine State Route 161

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State Route 161 marker

State Route 161
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 83.03 mi[1] (133.62 km)
Existed: 1925 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1A / SR 167 in Fort Fairfield
  SR 164 in Caribou
North end: SR 158 in Allagash
Counties: Aroostook
Highway system

State Routes in Maine

SR 160 SR 162

State Route 161 (SR 161) is part of Maine's system of numbered state highways. It runs 83.03 miles (133.62 km) from Fort Fairfield to Allagash. It begins at an intersection with US Route 1A (US 1A) in Fort Fairfield, and deadends at the St. John River west of Allagash.[1]

SR 161 runs through the communities of Fort Fairfield, Caribou, Woodland, Madawaska Lake, Stockholm, New Sweden, Cross Lake, New Canada, Fort Kent, St. John, St. Francis, and Allagash.

Most of the portion that runs through Caribou has been re-routed, thanks to a new bypass that was built recently. The bypass now carries 161, and the old portion that runs through downtown Caribou has been re-signed as 161B.