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In the U.S. state of Mainemarker, Interstate 95, or I-95, is a long highway running from the New Hampshiremarker state line near Kitterymarker to the Canadianmarker border near Houltonmarker. It is the only two-digit Interstate Highway in the state. In 2004, the highway's route between Portlandmarker and Gardinermarker was changed so that it encompasses the entire Maine Turnpike, which runs from Kitterymarker to Augustamarker.

Route description

I-95 enters Maine from New Hampshiremarker on the Piscataqua River Bridge, which connects Portsmouth, New Hampshiremarker with Kittery, Mainemarker. At Yorkmarker, the highway connects with the Maine Turnpike. The highway runs in a general northeasterly direction, parallel with U.S. 1, at this point. I-95 bypasses the Biddefordmarker/Sacomarker area, with a spur route (Interstate 195) connecting to Old Orchard Beachmarker.

At Scarboroughmarker, Interstate 95 meets Interstate 295. The highway turns north, serving the Portland International Jetportmarker and bypassing Portlandmarker to the west. At Falmouthmarker, the highway meets unsigned Interstate 495, also called the Falmouth Spur. Until January 2004, I-95 followed the Falmouth Spur and I-295 between Falmouth and Gardiner.

The highway continues north along the Maine Turnpike through Graymarker to Auburnmarker and Lewistonmarker, which the Turnpike bypasses to the south. The highway then runs in an easterly direction to meet Interstate 295 at Gardinermarker. From there, I-95 parallels the Kennebec River past Augustamarker and Watervillemarker. The highway crosses the river at Fairfieldmarker and then turns northeast along the Sebasticook River past Pittsfieldmarker to Newportmarker.

I-95 then continues east alongside U.S. Route 2 from Newport to Bangormarker, where Interstate 395 connects to the city of Brewermarker. The highway runs along the northern edge of Bangor's center, then turns northeast, following the Penobscot River past Oronomarker and Old Townmarker (Prior to the early 1980s, I-95 was a super 2 highway north of Old Town).

The highway continues north, still running near the river, towards Howlandmarker. Near Lincolnmarker, Interstate 95 runs north through uninhabited forest land, crossing the Penobscot River at Medwaymarker. The highway goes northeast and east, passing a series of small Aroostook Countymarker farming towns before reaching Houltonmarker, where it connects to New Brunswick Route 95 and U.S. Route 2 at the international border. North of Bangormarker, traffic levels drop noticeably, with AADT averaging only about 5,000 in northern Penobscot Countymarker and going down to as low as 2,000-4,000 in Houlton. [246495]

A small, disused cemetery lies on the road shoulder near Kennebunkmarker. Although it is less than five feet from the roadside, crews have taken care to preserve it, including erecting a fence around the tombstones so that snowplows do not cause any damage.

Exit list

County Location # Destinations Notes
Old
Continues into New Hampshire
Yorkmarker Kitterymarker 1 1 - Portsmouth Naval Shipyardmarker, Eliotmarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance
2 2
3 3 Southbound exit is via exit 2
South end of Maine Turnpike (toll road)
Yorkmarker 4 7
Wellsmarker 2 19
Kennebunkmarker 3 25
Biddefordmarker 4 32
Sacomarker 5 36
Cumberlandmarker Scarboroughmarker 6 42
6A 44 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
South Portlandmarker 7 45 Serves the Maine Mallmarker
Portlandmarker 7A 46
7B 47
8 48
9 52 Falmouth Spur (unsigned I-495)
Falmouthmarker 10 53
Graymarker 11 63
Androscogginmarker Auburnmarker 12 75
Lewistonmarker 13 80
Sabattusmarker 86
Kennebecmarker West Gardinermarker 14A 102 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
14B 103 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Augustamarker North end of Maine Turnpike (toll road)
30 109 Signed as exits 109A (west) and 109B (east) southbound
31 112 Signed as exits 112A (south) and 112B (north) northbound
113
Sidneymarker 32 120 Lyons Road - Sidneymarker
Watervillemarker 33 127
34 130
Somersetmarker Fairfieldmarker 35 132
36 133
Kennebecmarker Clinton 37 138 Hinckley Road - Clinton, Burnhammarker
Somersetmarker Pittsfieldmarker 38 150 Somerset Avenue - Pittsfieldmarker, Hartlandmarker, Burnhammarker
Newportmarker, Palmyramarker 39 157
Penobscotmarker Newportmarker 40 159 Ridge Road - Newportmarker, Plymouthmarker Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Plymouthmarker 41 161
Etnamarker 42 167
Carmelmarker 43 174
Hermonmarker, Hampdenmarker 44 180 Cold Brook Road - Hermonmarker, Hampdenmarker
Bangormarker 45A 182A South end of SR 15 overlap
45B 182B
46 183
47 184
48 185 North end of SR 15 overlap
48A 186 Stillwater Avenue No northbound entrance
49 187 Hogan Road - Bangormarker, Veaziemarker
Oronomarker 50 191 Kelly Road - Oronomarker, Veaziemarker
51 193 Stillwater Avenue - Stillwater, Old Townmarker, Oronomarker
Old Townmarker
52 197
53 199 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Howlandmarker 54 217
Lincolnmarker 55 227
Medwaymarker 56 244
Benedicta 57 259 Northbound exit and southbound entrance / I 95 in aroostook county for 1/2 mile
Aroostookmarker Shermanmarker 58 264
Island Fallsmarker 59 276
Oakfieldmarker 60 286 Oakfield Road - Oakfieldmarker, Smyrna Mills
Smyrnamarker 61 291
Houltonmarker 62 302
63 305 , Industrial Park
- Northern Maritime Provinces Continuation into New Brunswickmarker, Canadamarker


Maine Turnpike

Tolls

The segment of Interstate 95 from Kitterymarker to Augustamarker runs along the Maine Turnpike. It is a toll road for all of that length except for a short section in Kitterymarker and Yorkmarker. Flat-fee tolls are paid upon entering the turnpike and there are also barrier tolls in York, New Gloucestermarker, and Gardinermarker. The turnpike joined the E-ZPass electronic toll collection network in 2005, replacing the former Maine-only system designated Transpass that was implemented in 1997.

Service Areas and Rest Areas

There are six service areas on the turnpike, 3 in each direction. All are open 24 hours and provide food and fuel services. They also have ATMs. Some have small gift shops.The plazas are at the following locations:

  • Kennebunkmarker plazas — Northbound and southbound at MP 25 - Food, fuel, gift shop. Original 1972 plazas were replaced during the winter of 2006-2007. Both service plazas open with "food court layout featuring Starbucks coffee, Burger King, Hershey’s Ice Cream, a Z-Market convenience store and a Popeye’s Chicken on the northbound side and Sbarros Pizza on the southbound side." Turnpike Press Release
  • Graymarker plaza (NB)/Cumberlandmarker plaza (SB) - Northbound and Southbound at MP 58 - Food and fuel. Both plazas have been replaced with new service plazas with a Starbucks and a Z-Market convenience store.
  • Lewistonmarker plaza — Southbound only at MP 83 - CLOSED
  • Litchfieldmarker plaza — Northbound only at MP 98 - CLOSED
  • Gardinermarker plaza — At the I-95/I-295/ME 126 intersection,accessible by both directions of I-95 and I-295. Food court, fuel, gift shop, information.


There is a Rest Area / Tourist Welcome Center located on the turnpike Northbound at MP 3 in Kittery.

There are Weigh Stations located on the turnpike Northbound and Southbound in York at MP 4 (SB) and MP 6 (NB).

There are ramps to/from the northbound turnpike to the Saco Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Conference Center in Saco at MP 35 (Old MP 33 before the southern extension). The ramps are from the original exit 5 which was replaced when I-195 was opened just to the north. The hotel was built on the site of the old toll plaza. Ramps connecting the hotel to/from the southbound turnpike were removed as part of the widening project in the early 2000s, when hotel ownership opted not to pay nearly $1 million to build a new bridge.

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