Maine State Route 88

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State Route 88 marker

State Route 88

Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length8.37 mi[1] (13.47 km)
Major junctions
South end US 1 in Falmouth
Major intersections SR 115 in Yarmouth
North end US 1 in Yarmouth
Location
CountryUnited States
StateMaine
CountiesCumberland
Highway system
SR 86 SR 89

State Route 88 (SR 88) is a state highway in southern Maine, United States. It runs south to north for 8.37 miles (13.47 km), from U.S. Route 1 (US 1) in Falmouth to US 1 in Yarmouth. It runs to the east of US 1, and its speed limit is 35 miles per hour (56 km/h). Over its course, its furthest distance from US 1 is about 12 mile (0.80 km). This occurs in its Falmouth Foreside section.

Route description[edit]

SR 88 in Yarmouth, looking northeast across the East Main Street Bridge
A milestone on the Boston to Machias "King's Highway" route. The milestone is to the right of this plaque and is engraved with "B 136," to denote its distance of 136 miles from Boston. It is located on Route 88 in Cumberland, just north of the turn onto a short stretch of road that has inherited the name King's Highway

The route is connected to US 1 directly at SR 88's two termini. It is also connected to US 1 indirectly, by a ramp, via Tuttle Road in Cumberland Foreside. Its name changes four times en route. It is Foreside Road between the southern terminus and the Yarmouth town line beside Broad Cove, at which point it becomes Lafayette Street. It then becomes East Main Street just before the Royal River's First Falls, before finishing as Spring Street.

"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.

SR 88 is mostly residential, although businesses are located on it at several points. These include (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.[2]

The section of road that runs between the Pleasant Street loop in Yarmouth did not formally exist prior to the construction of Route 88. Its predecessor, the Atlantic Highway, followed Pleasant Street.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Cumberland County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Falmouth0.000.00 US 1 – Portland, Yarmouth
Yarmouth7.5212.10
SR 115 west (Marina Road) – Gray
Eastern terminus of SR 115
8.3713.47
US 1 to I-295 – Yarmouth, Freeport
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 July 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Google (July 11, 2017). "Maine State Route 88" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 11, 2017.

External links[edit]

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