Maine State Route 88

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State Route 88 marker

State Route 88
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 8.41 mi[1] (13.53 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 1 in Falmouth
  SR 115 in Yarmouth
North end: US 1 in Yarmouth
Location
Counties: Cumberland
Highway system
SR 86 SR 89

State Route 88 is a state highway in southern Maine, United States. It runs south to north for just over 8.41 miles (13.53 km) miles, from U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth to U.S. Route 1 in Yarmouth. It runs to the east of Route 1, and its speed limit is 35 mph. Over its course, its furthest distance from Route 1 is about 0.5 miles (0.80 km). This occurs in its Falmouth Foreside section.

Route 88 in Yarmouth, looking south. This section of the highway is named Spring Street.

It is connected to Route 1 directly on three occasions — by (heading northward) Depot Road in Falmouth, Johnson Road in Falmouth Foreside, and Powell Road in Cumberland Foreside — before it links up with it again at Route 88's northern terminus. It is also connected to Route 1 indirectly, by a ramp, via Tuttle Road in Cumberland Foreside. Its name changes four times en route. It is Foreside Road between Route 1 and the Yarmouth town line (mile 6.02), at which point it becomes Lafayette Street. It then becomes East Main Street just before the Royal River's First Falls (mile 7.6), before finishing as Spring Street (mile 7.9).

"Herbie", New England's oldest and largest elm tree for the final thirteen years of its existence, stood on Route 88 (East Main Street) in Yarmouth, at its intersection with Yankee Drive, between 1793 and 2010.

Route 88 is mostly residential, although businesses are located on it at several points. These include (again heading northward) Portland Country Club, Skillins garden center and The Dockside Grill (all in Falmouth); Town Landing Market (which was once featured in a national Coca-Cola television commercial) (Falmouth Foreside); and the Lower Falls Landing plaza (Yarmouth). Each of these examples are situated on the northbound (eastern) side of the highway.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Cumberland County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Falmouth 0.00 0.00 US 1 Southern terminus of SR 88.
Cumberland 4.9 7.9 Tuttle Road To US 1
Yarmouth 7.4 11.9 I‑295 No access to I-295.
7.5 12.1 SR 115 west Eastern terminus of SR 115.
7.6 12.2 Royal River
8.41 13.53 US 1 Northern terminus of SR 88.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former

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