Maine State Route 5
|Maintained by MaineDOT|
|Length:||118.54 mi (190.77 km)|
|Existed:||1925 – present|
|South end:||SR 9 Old Orchard Beach|
| I-195 in Saco
US 1 in Saco
US 202 / SR 4 in Waterboro
US 302 / SR 113 in Fryeburg
US 2 / SR 26 in Bethel
US 2 in Rumford
|North end:||SR 120 in Andover|
State Route 5 is part of Maine's system of numbered state highways, running from an intersection with SR 9 in Old Orchard Beach, to an intersection with SR 120 in Andover. SR 5 is 118.54 miles (190.77 km) long.
From its southern terminus near the Pier in Old Orchard Beach, SR 5 leaves the town to the west, going towards the neighboring city of Saco. The route runs northwest from Saco, passes very briefly through a Northwest corner of Biddeford, and intersects U.S. Route 202 near the Lyman-Waterboro line. Route 5 runs concurrently with US 202 for a short distance to East Waterboro.
Between Waterboro and Cornish, SR 5 is known as the Sokokis Trail. North of Cornish, the highway follows the Saco River, crossing it at Hiram, to the town of Fryeburg. SR 5 continues north through Lovell to Bethel, where it intersects U.S. Route 2. The two routes run together along the Androscoggin River to Rumford Point in the town of Rumford, where SR 5 leaves to the north. It follows parallel to the west bank of the Ellis River to the route's end in Andover.
As designated in 1925, SR 5 was a longer route than it is today, originally terminating in South Arm near the southern part of Lower Richardson Lake. In 1980, it was cut back to its current northern terminus in Andover at the intersection with SR 120.
Aside from this truncation, SR 5 has not undergone any major changes since its designation, but rather several small ones. Around the same time of its truncation, I-195 was being constructed in Saco, partially over SR 5's then-alignment. SR 5 was shifted to its current alignment along I-195 and partially cosigned with US 1 as a result.
State Route 5A
State Route 5A was a short 2.1-mile (3.4 km) loop off Route 5 in Lovell. It functioned as an eastern bypass of downtown and connected to SR 5 at both ends. It was designated in 1960 and was removed from the route logs in 2003. It is now an unnumbered road.
||Old Orchard Beach||0.0||0.0||SR 9 (East/West Grand Avenue)||Southern terminus of SR 5|
|0.2||0.3||SR 98 (Portland Avenue)||Southern terminus of SR 5|
|2.3||3.7||I-195||Eastern terminus of I-195|
|Saco||3.2||5.1|| US 1 north (Main Street)
|Northern terminus of concurrency.
I-195 Exits 2A-B, no access to I-195 east.
|4.1||6.6|| US 1 south (Main Street)
SR 9 (Main Street/Beach Street)
|Southern terminus of US 1/SR 5 concurrency
Southern terminus of SR 112, southern terminus of concurrency
|4.5||7.2||SR 112 north (North Street)||Northern terminus of concurrency|
|Biddeford||No major junctions|
|Dayton||13.0||20.9||SR 35 (Clarks Mills Road/Goodwins Mills Road)|
|Lyman||16.5||26.6||US 202 east / SR 4 north (Hollis Road)||Eastern terminus of concurrency.|
|Waterboro||18.4||29.6||US 202 west / SR 4 south (Main Street)||Western terminus of concurrency.|
|Limerick||28.5||45.9||SR 11 west (Elm Street)||Southern terminus of concurrency|
|28.7||46.2||SR 11 east (Washington Street)||Southern terminus of concurrency|
|28.8||46.3||SR 160||Southern terminus of SR 160|
|Cornish||37.4||60.2||SR 25 west (Main Street)||Western terminus of SR 5/25 concurrency.|
|38.2||61.5||SR 25 east / SR 117 south (Maple Street)||Eastern terminus of SR 5/25 concurrency.
Southern terminus of SR 5/117 concurrency.
||Baldwin||40.1||64.5||SR 113 south (Pequawket Trail)||Southern terminus of SR 5/113/117 concurrency.|
||Hiram||44.1||71.0||SR 117 north (South Road)||Northern terminus of SR 5/117 concurrency.|
|Brownfield||51.2||82.4||SR 160 (Main Street/Denmark Road)|
|Fryeburg||58.3||93.8||US 302 west / SR 113 north (Main Street)||Northern terminus of SR 5/113 concurrency.
Southern terminus of US 302/SR 5 concurrency.
|58.7||94.5||US 302 east (Bridgton Road)||Northern terminus of US 302/SR 5 concurrency.|
|Lovell||67.8||109.1||SR 93||Western terminus of SR 93|
|69.5||111.8||SR 5A||Southern terminus of SR 5A|
|71.6||115.2||SR 5A||Northern terminus of SR 5A|
|South Oxford||81.8||131.6||SR 35 south (Norway Road)||Southern terminus of concurrency|
|Bethel||94.6||152.2|| US 2 west (West Bethel Road)
|Northern terminus of SR 35
Southern terminus of US 2/SR 5 concurrency
|95.0||152.9||SR 26 south (Railroad Street)||Southern terminus of concurrency|
|Newry||100.7||162.1||SR 26 north (Bear River Road)||Northern terminus of concurrency|
|Rumford||106.9||172.0||US 2 east to SR 232||Northern terminus of US 2/SR 5 concurrency|
|Andover||118.5||190.7||SR 120 (Roxbury Pond Road)||Northern terminus of SR 5
Northern terminus of SR 120
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- U.S. Route 202 and Route 4: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), Lyman to Waterboro
- Route 117: 6.3 miles (10.1 km), Cornish to Hiram
- Route 113: 18 miles (29 km), Baldwin to Fryeburg
- Route 35: 6.2 miles (10.0 km), Albany Township
- U.S. Route 2: 12 miles (19 km), Bethel to Rumford
- Route 26: 5.8 miles (9.3 km), Bethel to Newry
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