Maine State Route 237
|Maintained by MaineDOT|
|Length:||8.18 mi (13.16 km)|
|Existed:||1957 – present|
|South end:||SR 25 in Gorham|
|US 202 / SR 4 in Gorham|
|North end:||SR 35 in Standish|
State Route 237 (abbreviated SR 237) is a part of Maine's system of numbered state highways, located in Cumberland County. It runs for 8.18 miles (13.16 km) from an intersection with State Route 25 in Gorham to State Route 35 northeast of Standish.
SR 237 is signed as a north-south highway, although it follows a generally southeast-to-northwest alignment.
SR 237 begins in the south at SR 25 in Gorham, 2 miles (3.2 km) east of downtown. The route heads northwest, passing through the center of town and crossing over US 202 / SR 4. SR 237 continues northwest and crosses into the northeastern tip of Standish. The highway immediately terminates at SR 35 near the southern tip of Sebago Lake.
SR 237 runs parallel to, and northeast of, SR 114 (which it is a former alignment of) over its entire length.
What is now SR 237 was originally designated State Route 95 in 1946 over part of a former alignment of SR 114, which now runs parallel to the southwest. It was approximately 10 miles (16 km) in length and similar to the modern route. Following the designation of I-95 in 1957, SR 95 became a duplicate numbering and was subsequently renumbered to SR 237.
Interestingly, SR 195 did not meet the same fate when I-195 was designated in 1980, and that particular numbering duplication remains. It is the only instance in Maine of two highways sharing the same number.
The entire route is in Cumberland County.
|Gorham||0.00||0.00||SR 25 (Main Street) to US 202 / SR 4 / SR 114 – Gorham, Westbrook||Southern terminus of SR 237|
|2.9||4.7||US 202 / SR 4 (Gray Road) – Gorham, Windham|
|Standish||8.18||13.16||SR 35 (Chadbourne Road) to SR 114 – Standish, Windham||Northern terminus of SR 237|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Bing