Maine State Route 15
Route of SR 15 highlighted in red
|Maintained by MaineDOT|
|Length:||180.5 mi (290.5 km)|
|Existed:||1925 – present|
|South end:||Main Street / West Main Street / School Street in Stonington|
|North end:||US 201 / SR 6 in Jackman|
|Counties:||Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset|
SR 15 begins in the town of Stonington, at the intersection of Main Street, School Street, and West Main Street. The route proceeds north out of Stonington and through Deer Isle en route to the mainland of Maine. Upon leaving the islands to the south, SR 15 meets SR 175 and forms an approximately 2-mile (3.2 km) concurrency with it. SR 15 then splits off 175 and then joins SR 176 farther to the north. The two routes continue into Blue Hill, where SR 15 turns northward, while 176 goes to the east. Continuing north, Route 15 meets SR 199 in North Penobscot. Upon reaching Orland, SR 15 meets U.S. Route 1 (US 1) and SR 3, and joins the concurrency northbound. The road sees the ends of Routes 166 and 46 before reaching the town of Bucksport. Upon reaching the town, US 1 and SR 3 split off and SR 15 turns northward towards Bangor.
SR 15 continues towards Bangor, straddling the east side of the Penobscot River, along with US-1 to the west. SR 15 enters Brewer and follows South Main Street to an interchange with Interstate 395 (I-395) at exit 4. SR 15 joins I-395 westbound and runs concurrent with the Interstate (also with US 202 between exits 3 and 2) to its terminus, where SR 15 then takes exit 1B to join I-95 northbound for approximately 3 miles (4.8 km). SR 15 leaves I-95 via exit 185 and joins Broadway heading north out of the city. SR 15 meets SR 221 at Six Mile Falls before entering Corinth. The route intersects with SR 11 and SR 43 in Dover-Foxcroft, forming a 2-mile (3.2 km) concurrency with SR 11.
SR 15 continues to the northwest, intersecting with SR 6 and SR 16, forming a lengthy concurrency. The three routes proceed due west through Guilford, intersecting SR 23 and SR 150, and then turning to the north in Abbot Village, where SR 16 splits off to the west. Routes 6 and 15 remain concurrent for the better part of about 60 miles (97 km), traveling north to Moosehead Lake, and turning west to the small town of Jackman. Routes 6 and 15 finally come to an intersection with US 201, approximately 12 miles (19 km) from the Canadian border. SR 15 ends at this intersection, while SR 6 joins US 201 en route to the Canadian border.
Within the towns connected by State Route 15, the highway also is known by various local names:
- Bangor, Maine: Broadway
- Brewer, Maine: South Main Street
- Orrington, Maine: River Road
- Bucksport, Maine: Main Street
- Monson, Maine: Main Street
When originally designated in 1926, SR 15 ran between Ellsworth and Greenville Junction. Between 1933 and 1934, it was extended north to Rockwood, and again, in 1940, to its current terminus in Jackman.
|Hancock||Stonington||0.0||0.0||School Street||Southern terminus of SR 15|
|Deer Isle Bridge|
|Sedgwick||13.8||22.2||SR 175 south (Reach Road)||Begin SR 175 concurrency|
|16.0||25.7||SR 175 north (Coastal Road)||End SR 175 concurrency|
|18.9||30.4||SR 176 west (Southern Bay Road)||Begin SR 176 concurrency|
|Blue Hill||23.0||37.0||SR 175 north (South Street)||Southern terminus of SR 175|
|23.6||38.0||SR 177 west (Union Street)||Eastern terminus of SR 177|
|23.7||38.1||SR 176 east||End SR 176 concurrency|
|Penobscot||32.4||52.1||SR 199 south (N Penobscot Road)||Northern terminus of SR 199|
|Orland||36.1||58.1||US 1 north / SR 3 east (Acadia Highway)||Begin US 1/SR 3 concurrency|
|38.7||62.3||SR 175 south (Castine Road)||Northern terminus of SR 175|
|Bucksport||39.4||63.4||SR 46 north (Duck Cove Road)||Southern terminus of SR 46|
|40.5||65.2||US 1 south / SR 3 west (Acadia Highway)||End US 1/SR 3 concurrency|
I‑395 east / SR 15 Bus. north (Main Street)
|Begin I-395 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 15B; exit 4 (I-395)|
|Bangor||58.8||94.6||US 1A / SR 9||Exit 3B|
|59.5||95.8||US 202 south||Northern terminus of US 202; exit 3A|
|60.0||96.6||I‑95 south||Western terminus of I-395; Begin I-95 concurrency, exit 182A (I-95); exit 1 (I-395)|
|60.9||98.0||US 2 / SR 100||Exit 183|
|61.7||99.3||SR 222||Exit 184|
I‑95 north / SR 15 Bus. south (Broadway)
|Exit 185 (I-95); end I-95 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 15B|
|67.3||108.3||SR 221 north (Hudson Road)||Southern terminus of SR 221|
|Corinth||81.7||131.5||SR 11 south (Exeter Road) / SR 43 (Hudson Road)||Begin SR 11 concurrency|
|Charleston||83.4||134.2||SR 11 north (Main Road)||End SR 11 concurrency|
|Piscataquis||Dover-Foxcroft||98.3||158.2||SR 7 south (South Street)||Northern terminus of SR 7|
|98.5||158.5||SR 6 / SR 16 east||Begin SR 6/SR 16 concurrency|
|Guilford||105.1||169.1||SR 23 south (Bridge Street)||Northern terminus of SR 23|
|106.2||170.9||SR 150 north (Blaine Avenue)||Begin SR 150 concurrency|
|106.5||171.4||SR 150 south (Main Street)||End SR 150 concurrency|
|Abbot||110.3||177.5||SR 16 west (West Road)||End SR 16 concurrency|
|Somerset||Jackman||180.5||290.5||US 201 / SR 6 west||Northern terminus of SR 15; End SR 6 concurrency|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Length:||2.8 mi (4.5 km)|
State Route 15 Business (abbreviated SR 15 Bus. or SR 15B) is a 2.8-mile (4.5 km) business route of SR 15. Its southern terminus is at I-395 and SR 15 in Brewer. Its northern terminus is at I-95 and SR 15 in Bangor.
SR 15 Business was designated in 2004 after SR 15 was removed from its surface alignment in downtown Bangor and Brewer, instead being routed along I-395 and I-95 to bypass the downtown areas.
- Junction list
|Brewer||0.0||0.0||I‑395 / SR 15||Southern terminus of SR 15B|
|0.8||1.3||US 1A / SR 9 west||Begin SR 9 concurrency|
|1.0||1.6||SR 9 east (Main Street)||End SR 9 concurrency|
|Bangor||1.6||2.6||US 2 (State Street)|
|2.8||4.5||I‑95 / SR 15||Northern terminus of SR 15B|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Google
- Kaiser, Cameron (2010). "Maine State Route 15". Floodgap Roadgap's RoadsAroundME. Retrieved 30 December 2014.[self-published source]
- MaineDOT - Map Viewer (Map). MaineDOT. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
- Google (30 December 2014). "Overview map of SR 15" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
- Google (30 December 2014). "Overview map of SR 15 Bus." (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 30 December 2014.