Maine State Route 229

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State Route 229 marker

State Route 229
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length1.94 mi[1] (3.12 km)
Existed1939–present
Major junctions
West end US 1A in Limestone
East end Route 375 in Grand Falls, NB (Gillespie Portage Border Crossing)
Location
CountiesAroostook
Highway system
SR 228SR 230

State Route 229 (SR 229) is a state highway located entirely within the town of Limestone in extreme northeastern Maine. It begins at U.S. Route 1A (US 1A) downtown and runs 1.94 miles (3.12 km) east to the Canada–US border, where it connects to New Brunswick Route 375. SR 229 is also known as Grand Falls Road.

Route description[edit]

SR 229 begins at US 1A (Main Street) in downtown Limestone and heads eastward as Grand Falls Road. The highway crosses over a railroad track and leaves downtown Limestone, passing to the south of Limestone Pond. The route passes several residences and periods of large farms and grasslands surrounding the two-lane highway. Just before the intersection with Morris Road, SR 229 makes a short turn further northeast and intersects with Blake Road and Nike Road. Just after the intersection with Nike Road, SR 229 passes one farm and reaches the Gillespie Portage Border Crossing.[2] At the Canadian border, SR 229 ends and the road continues eastward in New Brunswick as Route 375 towards Grand Falls.[3]

The border crossing is open from 6:00 AM–10:00 PM EST, 7 days a week, year round.[4] Outside of these hours, traffic may use the Fort Fairfield-Andover Border Crossing, located 14 miles (23 km) south and accessible via US 1A and SR 161.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Limestone, Aroostook County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 US 1A (Main Street) to SR 89 – Fort Fairfield, Caribou, Van BurenWestern terminus
1.943.12 Route 375 east – Grand Falls NBEastern terminus; MaineNew Brunswick state/provincial line (Canada–United States border)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maine DOT Map Viewer". Maine Office of GIS. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Port of Entry - Limestone". CBP.gov. United States Department of Homeland Security. 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  3. ^ Google (November 11, 2015). "Overview map of Maine State Route 229" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Limestone / Gillespie Portage – ezbordercrossing". www.ezbordercrossing.com. Retrieved 2017-10-01.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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