Maine State Route 237

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State Route 237 marker

State Route 237
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 8.18 mi[1] (13.16 km)
Existed: 1957 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 25 in Gorham
  US 202 / SR 4 in Gorham
North end: SR 35 in Standish
Location
Counties: Cumberland
Highway system

State Routes in Maine

SR 236 SR 238
I‑95 MA Route 95.svg SR 96


State Route 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.

Route description[edit]

Little Falls seen from SR 237

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.





History[edit]

MA Route 95.svg

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 about 10 miles in length and similar to the modern routing.[2] Following the designation of Interstate 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.[3] It is the only instance in Maine of two highways sharing the same number.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Cumberland County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
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

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing