Maine State Route 69

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State Route 69 marker

State Route 69
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length34.86 mi[1] (56.10 km)
Existed1959–present
Major junctions
West end SR 11 / SR 100 in Pittsfield
 
East end US 1A / SR 139 in Winterport
Location
CountiesSomerset, Penobscot, Waldo
Highway system
SR 52SR 73

State Route 69 (SR 69) is part of Maine's system of numbered state highways, located in the central coastal region of the state. It runs 34.86 miles (56.10 km) from State Routes 11 and 100 in Pittsfield to U.S. Route 1A in Winterport (a terminus it shares with SR 139). SR 69 is signed east-west, but follows a northwest-to-southeast routing.

Route description[edit]

Pittsfield to Etna[edit]

SR 69 begins in the town center of Pittsfield at an intersection with SR 11 and SR 100, just feet from the southern terminus of SR 152. The highway proceeds southeast out of Pittsfield into the town of Detroit and meets SR 220 at the east branch of the Sebasticook River. The two highways share a brief concurrency before splitting, with SR 69 continuing southeast towards Plymouth. Crossing into Penobscot County, SR 69 passes through the center of the small town, crossing SR 7 along the way. SR 7 is one of several connections to I-95 from SR 69. Continuing east into Etna, SR 69 intersects and briefly overlaps SR 143 at a shared interchange with I-95 at exit 167.

Carmel to Winterport[edit]

SR 69 passes into Carmel, intersects with US 2 / SR 100, and turns southward towards Newburgh. SR 69 has another interchange with I-95 at exit 174, located virtually on the town line. SR 69 skirts the eastern edge of Newburgh, crosses US 202/SR 9, and passes through the southwestern corner of Hampden without any major crossings. SR 69 crosses into Winterport in Waldo County and intersects with SR 139 northwest of town. From this intersection, SR 69 is cosigned with SR 139 into town. Both routes terminate in the town center at US 1A, near the western bank of the Penobscot River.

History[edit]

SR 69 was designated in 1959 over entirely new routing except for the easternmost 2.5 miles (4.0 km), which were cosigned with existing SR 139 to the US 1A intersection.

The only significant realignment SR 69 has undergone us at the I-95 / SR 143 interchange in Etna. An orphaned stub is present on the north side of I-95, west of the SR 69 / SR 143 split north of the interchange—presumably an intended alignment for SR 69 until it was moved to cross over I-95 via SR 143 instead.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
SomersetPittsfield0.00.0 SR 11 / SR 100 (Main Street) to SR 152 / I‑95 – Clinton, NewportWestern terminus of SR 69
Detroit4.87.7 SR 220 north (Main Street) – PalmyraWestern terminus of SR 69/220 concurrency
5.18.2 SR 220 south (Troy Road) – TroyEastern terminus of SR 69/220 concurrency
PenobscotPlymouth9.615.4 SR 7 (Moosehead Trail) – Newport, Dixmont
Etna15.324.6 SR 143 south – Dixmont
I‑95 – Augusta, Bangor
Southern terminus of SR 69/143 concurrency
I-95 exit 167
15.524.9 SR 143 north – Etna, StetsonNorthern terminus of SR 69/143 concurrency
Carmel18.329.5 US 2 / SR 100 (Main Road) – Newport, Bangor
Newburgh23.337.5 I‑95 – Augusta, BangorI-95 exit 174
25.040.2 US 202 / SR 9 (Western Avenue) – Dixmont, Hampden
WaldoWinterport32.352.0 SR 139 west (Airport Road) – Monroe, BrooksWestern terminus of SR 69/139 concurrency
34.956.2 US 1A (Main Street/South Main Street) – Hampden, Stockton Springs
SR 139 ends
Eastern terminus of SR 69/139
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

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