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U.S. Route 302 is a spur of U.S. Route 2. It currently runs 171 miles (275 km) from Portlandmarker, Mainemarker at U.S. Route 1 to Montpeliermarker, Vermontmarker at US 2. It passes through the states of Mainemarker, New Hampshiremarker and Vermontmarker.

Route description


US 302 leaves Portland, Mainemarker bridging the Presumpscot Rivermarker into Westbrookmarker at Riverton. The highway then bridges the Pleasant River in Windhammarker, the Crooked River in Cascomarker, Long Lakemarker in Naplesmarker, Moose Pond in Bridgtonmarker, and the Saco Rivermarker in Fryeburgmarker. The highway follows the Saco River from Fryeburg into the White Mountainsmarker of New Hampshiremarker.

New Hampshire

U.S. Route 302 enters New Hampshiremarker following the Saco River and the Maine Central Railroad Mountain Division through Crawford Notchmarker in the White Mountainsmarker. The highway follows the Ammonoosuc River out of the mountains and bridges the Connecticut River into Wells River, Vermontmarker.


From 1922 until 1935, much of what is now US 302 was a part of the old New England Interstate road system, designated as New England Interstate Route 18 (NE-18) from Portland, Maine northwest to Littleton, New Hampshiremarker (roughly 112 miles). From Littleton west to Montpelier in Vermont, US 302 and NE-18 took different paths. NE-18 took a more northerly route, along present day New Hampshire Route 18 and Vermont Route 18 to St. Johnsbury, Vermontmarker (closely paralleling I-93), then along present day US 2 up to Montpelier.

Current US 302 runs along a more southerly route using other former sections of New England Interstate Routes. From Littleton, it went along former NE-10 to Woodsville, New Hampshiremarker, then along former NE-25 to Montpelier.

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