Maine State Route 4

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State Route 4 marker

State Route 4
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 168.7 mi[1] (271.5 km)
Existed: 1931 – present
Major junctions
South end: NH Route 4.svg NH 4 in Rollinsford, NH
  US 202.svgMA Route 4A.svgMA Route 111.svg US 202 / SR 4A / SR 111 in Alfred
US 302.svg US 302 in Windham
I-95 (ME).svg I-95/Maine Turnpike in Gray/Auburn
US 202 / SR 11 / SR 100 in Auburn
US 2.svg US 2 in Wilton
US 2.svgMA Route 27.svg US 2 / SR 27 in Farmington
SR 16 in Rangeley
North end: Haines Landing in Rangeley
Highway system

State Routes in Maine

SR 3 SR 5

State Route 4 is part of Maine's system of numbered state highways, running from the New Hampshire border in South Berwick to Haines Landing on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the town of Rangeley. Route 4 is 168.7 miles (271.5 km) in length.

History[edit]

SR 4 was originally intended to be a continuation of U.S. Route 4.

SR 4 was conceived in 1931 as a continuation of U.S. Route 4 in New Hampshire, hence its number. Although US 4 does come close to the Maine border, this continuation never came to fruition, as US 4 was routed south of Dover, New Hampshire to terminate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The intended connection is now indirect, facilitated by NH 4, NH 9, and NH 16 (the Spaulding Turnpike). Because the state of New Hampshire also numbered SR 4's 3-mile extension into New Hampshire as NH 4, there exists two routes in Dover numbered 4.

As it was first designated in 1931, SR 4 extended from its current southern terminus in South Berwick all the way to the Canadian border. By 1937, most of the routes that are cosigned with it had been designated, most notably U.S. Route 202. In 1946, SR 4 was truncated to its southern intersection with SR 16 in Rangeley, but was later re-extended along SR 16 to terminate at its current end at Haine's Landing in 1951 (this road between SR 16 and Haine's Landing had previously been designated SR 144). Most of former SR 4 between SR 16 and the Canadian border is now part of SR 27.

Route description[edit]

The northern terminus of Route 4 at Haines Landing on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the Town of Rangeley

From South Berwick, Route 4 runs in a northeasterly direction through the town of North Berwick, bypassing the center of the city of Sanford to the east, and coming to an intersection with U.S. Route 202 in Alfred. Route 4 runs concurrently with U.S. 202 for 56 miles (90 km) to the city of Auburn, through the towns of Gorham, Windham and Gray.

North of Auburn, Route 4 runs north, staying near the west bank of the Androscoggin River, through the town of Turner, to Livermore, where it crosses the river to Livermore Falls. Route 4 continues north to an intersection with U.S. 2 in Wilton, and runs concurrently with U.S. 2 for seven miles (11 km) to Farmington.

Route 4 follows the Sandy River north of Farmington, through the towns of Strong and Phillips, and west to the river's source near Saddleback Mountain. The road turns north to Rangeley, where it turns west and runs concurrently with Route 16 at Oquossoc Route 4 meets Route 17 where Route 4 continues west to its end at Haines Landing on the shores of Mooselookmeguntic Lake.


Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
York South Berwick 0.0 0.0 NH 4 (Portland Avenue) – Rollinsford, NH, Dover, NH Continuation into New Hampshire
0.3 0.5 SR 236 south (Harold L. Dow Highway) – Eliot, Kittery Southern terminus of SR 4/236 concurrency
0.5 0.8 SR 236 north (Berwick Road) – Berwick Northern terminus of SR 4/236 concurrency
Berwick No major junctions.
North Berwick 6.5 10.5 SR 9 west (Somersworth Road) – Berwick, Somersworth, NH Southern terminus of SR 4/9 concurrency
7.0 11.3 SR 9 east (Wells Street) – Wells Northern terminus of SR 4/9 concurrency
Sanford 14.5 23.3 SR 4A north / SR 109 (Main Street) – Sanford, Wells Eastern terminus of SR 4A
Alfred 19.0 30.6 US 202 west / SR 4A south (Sanford Road) – Sanford
SR 111 east (Biddeford Road) – Biddeford
Southern terminus of US 202/SR 4 concurrency
Northern terminus of SR 4A
Western terminus of SR 111
Waterboro 26.8 43.1 SR 5 north (Sokokis Trail) – North Waterboro, Limerick Western terminus of US 202/SR 4/5 concurrency
Lyman 28.7 46.2 SR 5 south (New County Road) – Dayton, Saco Eastern terminus of US 202/SR 4/5 concurrency
Hollis 32.1 51.7 SR 4A east / SR 35 (Main Street/Little Falls Road) – Dayton, Hollis Western terminus of SR 4A
32.6 52.5 SR 117 north (Cape Road) – Hollis, Limington Western terminus of US 202/SR 4/117 concurrency
Buxton 34.3 55.2 SR 117 south (Joy Valley Road) – Saco Eastern terminus of US 202/SR 4/117 concurrency.
35.3 56.8 SR 112 (River Road/Beech Plains Road) – Buxton, Saco
36.2 58.3 SR 4A west (Main Street) – Buxton, Hollis Eastern terminus of SR 4A
37.9 61.0 SR 22 (Long Plains Road) – Standish, Scarborough
Cumberland Gorham 41.4 66.6 SR 112 – Gorham, Buxton
42.2 67.9 SR 25 west (State Street) – Standish, Limington Western terminus of US 202/SR 4/25 concurrency
42.4 68.2 SR 114 (School Street/South Street) – Standish, Scarborough
42.9 69.0 SR 25 east (Main Street) – Westbrook, Portland Eastern terminus of US 202/SR 4/25 concurrency.
46.2 74.4 SR 237 (Newell Street/Mosher Road) – Gorham
Windham 51.5 82.9 US 302 (Roosevelt Trail) – Westbrook, Windham
Gray 55.2 88.8 SR 115 west (Windham Road) – North Windham Western terminus of US 202/SR 4/115 concurrency.
58.6 94.3 SR 26A north – Gray Bypass Western terminus of US 202/SR 4/26A/115 concurrency.
58.8 94.6 I-95 (ME).svg I-95 / Maine Turnpike - Portland, Augusta I-95 Exit 63.
59.0 95.0 SR 26 north (Shaker Road) – New Gloucester, Poland
SR 26 / SR 100 south (Portland Road) – Falmouth, Portland
SR 115 east (Yarmouth Road) – North Yarmouth, Yarmouth
Eastern terminus of US 202/SR 4/115 concurrency
Southern terminus of US 202/SR 4/100 concurrency
Southern terminus of SR 26A
New Gloucester 66.6 107.2 SR 231 south (Intervale Road) – New Gloucester, North Yarmouth Northern terminus of SR 231
Androscoggin Auburn 69.3 111.5 SR 122 west (Poland Spring Road) – Poland Eastern terminus of SR 122.
70.3 113.1 I-95 (ME).svg I-95 / Maine Turnpike - Portland, Augusta I-95 Exit 75.
74.3 119.6 SR 11 / SR 121 south (Minot Avenue) – Minot, Mechanic Falls Southern terminus of US 202/SR 4/11/100 concurrency.
Northern terminus of SR 121.
75.0 120.7 US 202 east / SR 11 / SR 100 north (Court Street) – Lewiston Northern terminus of US 202/SR 4/11/100 concurrency.
Turner 86.5 139.2 SR 117 (Buckfield Road/Turner Center Road) – Buckfield, Turner
92.7 149.2 SR 219 (Bear Pond Road/Howes Corner Road) – Hartford, Leeds
Livermore 95.1 153.0 SR 108 west (Canton Road) – Canton Western terminus of SR 4/108 concurrency
96.6 155.5 SR 108 east (Boothby Road) – Leeds Eastern terminus of SR 4/108 concurrency
Livermore Falls 103.5 166.6 SR 17 south (Main Street) – Rockport, Fayette Southern terminus of SR 4/17 concurrency.
To SR 133.
Franklin Jay 106.1 170.8 SR 140 south (Intervale Road) – Canton Northern terminus of SR 140.
109.3 175.9 SR 17 north (Tilton Street) – Dixfield, Rumford Northern terminus of SR 4/17 concurrency.
Wilton 111.7 179.8 US 2 west (Tilton Street) – Dixfield, Rumford Southern terminus of US 2/SR 4 concurrency.
112.6 181.2 SR 156 (Depot Street) – Weld, Farmington
Farmington 116.6 187.6 SR 133 south (Livermore Falls Road) – Farmington, Livermore Falls Northern terminus of SR 133
119.4 192.2 SR 43 west (Bridge Street) – Temple Southern terminus of US 2/SR 4/43 concurrency
119.5 192.3 US 2 east / SR 27 south (Farmington Falls Road) – New Sharon, Norridgewock Northern terminus of US 2/SR 4 concurrency
Southern terminus of SR 4/27/43 concurrency
120.2 193.4 SR 43 east (Perham Street) – Industry, Starks Northern terminus of SR 4/43 concurrency.
SR 4/27 concurrency continues.
Fairbanks 122.6 197.3 SR 27 north (Fairbanks Road) – New Vineyard, New Portland Northern terminus of SR 4/27 concurrency.
122.9 197.8 SR 149 north (South Strong Road) – S. Strong Southern terminus of SR 149.
Strong 131.2 211.1 SR 145 north (North Main Street) – Strong, Phillips Southern terminus of SR 145. To SR 149 / SR 234
Avon No major junctions.
Phillips 138.6 223.1 SR 142 north – Salem, Kingfield Eastern terminus of SR 4/142 concurrency
To SR 149
139.9 225.1 SR 142 south (Weld Road) – Weld, Carthage Western terminus of SR 4/142 concurrency
Rangeley 160.4 258.1 SR 16 east (Stratton Road) – Stratton, Carrabassett Valley Eastern terminus of SR 4/16 concurrency
166.9 268.6 SR 16 west (Wilsons Mill Road) – Magalloway Plantation, Errol, NH Western terminus of SR 4/16 concurrency
167.2 269.1 SR 17 (Lake Shore Road) – Byron, Roxbury Northern terminus of SR 17
168.7 271.5 Haines Landing Northern terminus of SR 4
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Concurrent routings[edit]


Route 4A[edit]

State Route 4A is the designation for two separate, but closely located, state highways in southeastern Maine, both located in York County. Although they are not directly connected to one another, they are linked by their parent highway, Maine State Route 4, as well as U.S. Route 202, which runs concurrently with Route 4 during this stretch.

Southern segment[edit]

State Route 4A
Location: Sanford
Length: 6.5 mi[2] (10.5 km)
Existed: 1941–present

The southern segment of State Route 4A runs between the towns of Sanford and Alfred, and is multiplexed with another route over its entire 6.5-mile (10.5 km) length. It begins at an intersection with State Route 4 and State Route 109 south of town. Routes 4A and 109 run concurrently to the northwest, into the center of town, where they intersect with U.S. Route 202 and State Route 11. Route 11 splits off US-202 to join Route 109 to the northwest, while Route 4A splits off Route 109 to join US-202 to the northeast. Route 4A and US-202 run concurrently to the northeast, crossing into Alfred, before intersecting with Route 4 and State Route 111. Route 4A's southern segment ends at this intersection, US-202 turns north to join Route 4, and Route 111 begins to the east.

Northern segment[edit]

State Route 4A
Location: Hollis-Buxton
Length: 4.0 mi[2] (6.4 km)
Existed: 1938–present

Route 4A's northern segment is the shorter of the two, but has not been overlaid with new routes like the southern segment has. Route 4A picks up at an intersection between US-202, Route 4, and State Route 35 in Hollis. Routes 4A and 35 share a brief concurrency before Route 4A splits off to the east, crossing State Route 117 in the process. Route 4A continues to the east, paralleling US-202, Route 4, and Route 117, which share a concurrency, and entering the town of Buxton. Route 4A then crosses over State Route 112 before coming to an end at the US-202/Route 4 concurrency.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maine State Route log via floodgap.com: Maine State Route 4
  2. ^ a b Maine State Route log via floodgap.com: Maine State Route 4A