Maine State Route 5

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State Route 5 marker

State Route 5
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 118.54 mi[1] (190.77 km)
Existed: 1925 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 9 in Old Orchard Beach
  I-195 (ME).svg I-195 in Saco
US 1.svg US 1 in Saco
US 202.svgMA Route 4.svg US 202 / SR 4 in Waterboro
US 302.svgMA Route 113.svg US 302 / SR 113 in Fryeburg
US 2.svgMA Route 26.svg US 2 / SR 26 in Bethel
US 2.svg US 2 in Rumford
North end: MA Route 120.svg SR 120 in Andover
Highway system

State Routes in Maine

SR 4A SR 5A

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.

Route description[edit]

Southbound in Saco

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

MA Route 5A.svg

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.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
York 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)
I‑195 west
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)
SR 112
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.
Cumberland Baldwin 40.1 64.5 SR 113 south (Pequawket Trail) Southern terminus of SR 5/113/117 concurrency.
Oxford 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)
SR 35
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

Concurrent routings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maine State Route log via floodgap.com: Maine State Route 5