Maine State Route 16
Route of SR 16 highlighted in red
|Maintained by MaineDOT|
|Length:||190.61 mi (306.76 km)|
|West end:||NH 16 in Wentworth's Location, NH|
|East end:||US 2 in Orono|
|Counties:||Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot|
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.
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.
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.
|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
- Kaiser, Cameron (2010). "Maine State Route 16". Floodgap Roadgap's RoadsAroundME. Retrieved 27 December 2014.[self-published source]
- MaineDOT Map Viewer (Map). MaineDOT. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
- Google (28 December 2014). "Overview map of SR 16" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
Route map: Google