Maine State Route 16

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State Route 16 marker

State Route 16
Route of SR 16 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 190.61 mi[1] (306.76 km)
Major junctions
West end: NH 16 in Wentworth's Location, NH
 
East end: US 2 in Orono
Location
Counties: Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot
Highway system
SR 15 SR 17

State Route 16 (SR 16) is a numbered state highway in Maine, United States. SR 16 runs from the New Hampshire state line (signed as NH-16) at Wentworth's Junction (near Lake Aziscohos) in the west to Orono at the eastern terminus. State Route 16 runs a total of 190 miles (310 km), passing mostly through rural areas, with the largest population center at its eastern terminus in Orono at Interstate 95 (I-95).

Route 16 follows a rather circuitous route between the two states, originating in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at Interstate 95, and re-intersecting Interstate 95 some 350 miles (560 km) later in Orono.

A moose stands beside Route 16 between Rangeley and Stratton
Saddleback Maine ski area seen from Route 16
Sugarloaf USA ski area seen from Routes 16 and 27

History[edit]

As originally designated, SR 16 crossed the state from Haines Landing to New Brunswick. In 1936, it was rerouted to extend west from Oquossoc to the New Hampshire border. In 1949, the route was truncated to Milo, but, in 1955, it was extended to its current eastern terminus in Orono.[1]

Route description[edit]

SR 16 begins at the western border of the state in Magalloway Plantation. It then takes a northeasterly route through Oxford County, passing through Rangeley along the way. In Eustis, the route turns southeasterly along with SR 27 into Piscataquis County. It then takes a northwards jog parallelling US 201 before crossing it in Bingham and turning eastwards. This eastwards direction continues until the route reaches Milo, where it turns southward once again to its terminus in Orono.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location[2] mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Oxford Magalloway Plantation 0.0 0.0 NH 16 south (Dam Road) Maine-New Hampshire state line
Franklin Rangeley 26.8 43.1 SR 4 south – Oquossoc Begin SR 4 concurrency
33.2 53.4 SR 4 north (Main Street) End SR 4 concurrency
Eustis 51.8 83.4 SR 27 north Begin SR 27 concurrency
Kingfield 74.9 120.5 SR 142 west Terminus of SR 142
74.9 120.5 SR 27 south End SR 27 concurrency
Somerset New Portland 82.3 132.4 SR 146 south Terminus of SR 146
Anson 90.9 146.3 US 201A / SR 8 south (Main Street) Begin US 201A/SR 8 concurrency
Embden 97.7 157.2 US 201A / SR 8 north (Ferry Street) End US 201A/SR 8 concurrency
Bingham 106.8 171.9 US 201 south (Main Street) Begin US 201 concurrency
107.4 172.8 US 201 north (Main Street) End US 201 concurrency
Mayfield Township 117.8 189.6 SR 151 south (Athens Road) Terminus of SR 151
Piscataquis Abbot 131.5 211.6 SR 6 / SR 15 north (Tenney Hill Road) Begin SR 6/SR 15 concurrency
Guilford 135.9 218.7 SR 150 south (Main Street) Begin SR 150 concurrency
136.3 219.4 SR 150 north (Blaine Avenue) End SR 150 concurrency
137.3 221.0 SR 23 south (Bridge Road) Terminus of SR 23
Dover-Foxcroft 144.0 231.7 SR 15 south (Main Street) End SR 15 concurrency
144.0 231.7 SR 143 north (North Street) Terminus of SR 143
Milo 157.1 252.8 SR 11 north (Park Street) Begin SR 11 concurrency
159.3 256.4 SR 11 south (Lyford Road) End SR 11 concurrency
Penobscot Lagrange 166.9 268.6 SR 6 south / SR 155 (Howland Road) End SR 6 concurrency
Old Town 181.1 291.5 I‑95 Exit 199
181.9 292.7 SR 116 north (Argyle Road) Terminus of SR 116
184.2 296.4 SR 43 (Gilman Falls Avenue)
Orono 190.6 306.7 US 2 (Main Street) Eastern terminus of SR 16
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kaiser, Cameron (2010). "Maine State Route 16". Floodgap Roadgap's RoadsAroundME. Retrieved 27 December 2014. [self-published source]
  2. ^ a b MaineDOT Map Viewer (Map). MaineDOT. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (28 December 2014). "Overview map of SR 16" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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