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Maine State Route 4

State Route 4 marker

State Route 4
Route information
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 168.7 mi[1] (271.5 km)
Existed: 1931 – present
Major junctions
South end: NH 4 in Rollinsford, NH
  US 202 / SR 4A / SR 111 in Alfred
US 302 in Windham
I-95/Maine Turnpike in Gray/Auburn
US 202 / SR 11 / SR 100 in Auburn
US 2 in Wilton
US 2 / SR 27 in Farmington
SR 16 in Rangeley
North end: Haines Landing in Rangeley
Location
Counties: York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Franklin
Highway system
SR 3 SR 5

State Route 4 (abbreviated SR 4) is part of Maine's system of numbered state highways, a major highway located in the south central part of the state. Its southern terminus is at the New Hampshire border in South Berwick, where it connects to New Hampshire Route 4. Its northern terminus is at Haines Landing on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Rangeley. SR 4 is 168.7 miles (271.5 km) long.

Approximately one-third of the overall length of SR 4 is overlapped by U.S. Route 202.

Contents

  • Route description 1
    • South Berwick to Auburn 1.1
    • Auburn to Farmington 1.2
    • Farmington to Rangeley 1.3
  • History 2
  • Junction list 3
  • Concurrent routes 4
  • Auxiliary routes 5
    • Southern segment 5.1
      • Junction list 5.1.1
    • Northern segment 5.2
      • Junction list 5.2.1
      • 5.2.2
  • References 6

Route description

South Berwick to Auburn

SR 4 begins at the New Hampshire state line, where the roadway continues south as NH 4 towards Dover. From South Berwick, SR 4 runs in a northeasterly direction through the town of North Berwick, bypassing the center of Sanford to the east, and intersects with US 202 in Alfred. SR 4 runs concurrently with US 202 for 56.0 miles (90.1 km) to the city of Auburn via the towns of Gorham, Windham and Gray.

Auburn to Farmington

North of Auburn, SR 4 continues northward, staying near the west bank of the Androscoggin River, through the town of Turner, to Livermore, where it crosses the river to Livermore Falls.SR 4 continues to an intersection with US 2 in Wilton, and runs concurrently with it for 7.8 miles (12.6 km) to Farmington.

Farmington to Rangeley

SR 4 follows the Sandy River north of Farmington, through the towns of Strong and Phillips, and west to the river's source near Saddleback Mountain. The road turns north to Rangeley, where it turns west and runs concurrently with SR16 at Oquossoc. SR 4 meets SR 17, then continues northwest to its terminus at Haines Landing on the shores of Mooselookmeguntic Lake.

The northern terminus of SR 4 at Haines Landing on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the town of Rangeley

History

SR 4 was intended to be a continuation of US 4

SR 4 was conceived in 1931 as a continuation of U.S. Route 4 in New Hampshire, hence its number. Although US 4 does come close to the Maine border, the intended connection never came to fruition, as US 4 was routed south of Dover to terminate in Portsmouth. Instead, an indirect connection exists, facilitated by NH 4, NH 9, and NH 16 (the Spaulding Turnpike). Because the state of New Hampshire also numbered the extension of SR 4 into New Hampshire as NH 4, there exist two routes within Dover numbered 4.

As first designated in 1931, SR 4 extended from its current southern terminus in South Berwick all the way to the Canadian border. By 1937, most of the routes that are currently cosigned with it had been designated, most notably US 202. In 1946, SR 4 was truncated to its southern intersection with SR 16 in Rangeley, but was later re-extended along SR 16 to terminate at its current end at Haines Landing in 1951 (the road between SR 16 and Haine's Landing had previously been designated SR 144). Most of former SR 4 between SR 16 and the Canadian border is now part of SR 27.

Junction list

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
York South Berwick 0.0 0.0 NH 4 (Portland Avenue) – Rollinsford, Dover Continuation into New Hampshire
0.3 0.5 SR 236 south (Harold L. Dow Highway) – Eliot, Kittery Southern end of concurrency with SR 236
0.5 0.8 SR 236 north (Berwick Road) – Berwick Northern end of concurrency with SR 236
Berwick No major junctions.
North Berwick 6.5 10.5 SR 9 west (Somersworth Road) – Berwick, Somersworth, NH Southern end of concurrency with SR 9
7.0 11.3 SR 9 east (Wells Street) – Wells Northern end of concurrency with SR 9
Sanford 14.5 23.3 SR 4A north / SR 109 (Main Street) – Sanford, Wells Eastern terminus of SR 4A
Alfred 19.0 30.6 US 202 west / SR 4A south (Sanford Road) – Sanford
SR 111 east (Biddeford Road) – Biddeford
Southern end of concurrency with US 202;
northern terminus of SR 4A;
western terminus of SR 111
Waterboro 26.8 43.1 SR 5 north (Sokokis Trail) – North Waterboro, Limerick Southern end of concurrency with SR 5
Lyman 28.7 46.2 SR 5 south (New County Road) – Dayton, Saco Northern end of concurrency with SR 5
Hollis 32.1 51.7 SR 4A east / SR 35 (Main Street/Little Falls Road) – Dayton, Hollis Western terminus of SR 4A
32.6 52.5 SR 117 north (Cape Road) – Hollis, Limington Southern end of concurrency with SR 117
Buxton 34.3 55.2 SR 117 south (Joy Valley Road) – Saco Northern end of concurrency with SR 117
35.3 56.8 SR 112 (River Road/Beech Plains Road) – Buxton, Saco
36.2 58.3 SR 4A west (Main Street) – Buxton, Hollis Eastern terminus of SR 4A
37.9 61.0 SR 22 (Long Plains Road) – Standish, Scarborough
Cumberland Gorham 41.4 66.6 SR 112 – Gorham, Buxton
42.2 67.9 SR 25 west (State Street) – Standish, Limington Southern terminus of concurrency with SR 25
42.4 68.2 SR 114 (School Street/South Street) – Standish, Scarborough
42.9 69.0 SR 25 east (Main Street) – Westbrook, Portland Northern terminus of concurrency with SR 25
46.2 74.4 SR 237 (Newell Street/Mosher Road) – Gorham
Windham 51.5 82.9 US 302 (Roosevelt Trail) – Westbrook, Windham
Gray 55.2 88.8 SR 115 west (Windham Road) – North Windham Southern end of concurrency with SR 115
58.6 94.3 SR 26A north – Gray Bypass Southern end of concurrency with SR 26A
58.8 94.6 I-95 / Maine Turnpike - Portland, Augusta Exit 63 on I-95
59.0 95.0 SR 26 north (Shaker Road) – New Gloucester, Poland
SR 26 / SR 100 south (Portland Road) – Falmouth, Portland
SR 115 east (Yarmouth Road) – North Yarmouth, Yarmouth
Northern end of concurrency with SR 115;
southern end of concurrency with SR 100;
southern terminus of SR 26A
New Gloucester 66.6 107.2 SR 231 south (Intervale Road) – New Gloucester, North Yarmouth Northern terminus of SR 231
Androscoggin Auburn 69.3 111.5 SR 122 west (Poland Spring Road) – Poland Eastern terminus of SR 122
70.3 113.1 I-95 / Maine Turnpike - Portland, Augusta Exit 75 on I-95
74.3 119.6 SR 11 / SR 121 south (Minot Avenue) – Minot, Mechanic Falls Southern end of concurrency with SR 11;
northern terminus of SR 121.
75.0 120.7 US 202 east / SR 11 / SR 100 north (Court Street) – Lewiston Northern end of concurrency with US 202 / SR 11 / SR 100
Turner 86.5 139.2 SR 117 (Buckfield Road/Turner Center Road) – Buckfield, Turner
92.7 149.2 SR 219 (Bear Pond Road/Howes Corner Road) – Hartford, Leeds
Livermore 95.1 153.0 SR 108 west (Canton Road) – Canton Southern end of concurrency with SR 108
96.6 155.5 SR 108 east (Boothby Road) – Leeds Northern end of concurrency with SR 108
Livermore Falls 103.5 166.6 SR 17 south (Main Street) to SR 133 – Rockport, Fayette Southern end of concurrency with SR 17
Franklin Jay 106.1 170.8 SR 140 south (Intervale Road) – Canton Northern terminus of SR 140
109.3 175.9 SR 17 north (Tilton Street) – Dixfield, Rumford Northern end of concurrency with SR 17
Wilton 111.7 179.8 US 2 west (Tilton Street) – Dixfield, Rumford Southern end of concurrency with US 2
112.6 181.2 SR 156 (Depot Street) – Weld, Farmington
Farmington 116.6 187.6 SR 133 south (Livermore Falls Road) – Farmington, Livermore Falls Northern terminus of SR 133
119.4 192.2 SR 43 west (Bridge Street) – Temple Southern end of concurrency with SR 43
119.5 192.3 US 2 east / SR 27 south (Farmington Falls Road) – New Sharon, Norridgewock Northern end of concurrency with US 2;
southern end of concurrency with SR 27
120.2 193.4 SR 43 east (Perham Street) – Industry, Starks Northern end of concurrency with SR 43
122.6 197.3 SR 27 north (Fairbanks Road) – New Vineyard, New Portland Northern end of concurrency with SR 27
122.9 197.8 SR 149 north (South Strong Road) – Strong Southern terminus of SR 149
Strong 131.2 211.1 SR 145 north (North Main Street) to SR 149 / SR 234 – Strong, Phillips Southern terminus of SR 145
Avon No major junctions.
Phillips 138.6 223.1 SR 142 north to SR 149 – Salem, Kingfield Southern end of concurrency with SR 142
139.9 225.1 SR 142 south (Weld Road) – Weld, Carthage Northern end of concurrency with SR 142
Rangeley 160.4 258.1 SR 16 east (Stratton Road) – Stratton, Carrabassett Valley Southern end of concurrency with SR 16
166.9 268.6 SR 16 west (Wilsons Mill Road) – Magalloway Plantation, Errol, NH Northern end of concurrency with SR 16
167.2 269.1 SR 17 east (Lake Shore Road) – Byron, Roxbury Western terminus of SR 17
168.7 271.5 Haines Landing Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Concurrent routes

Auxiliary routes

State Route 4A

is the designation for two separate, but closely located, state highways in southeastern Maine, both located in York County. Although they are not directly connected to one another, they are linked by their parent highway, SR 4 (as well as US 202, which is concurrent with SR 4 over this stretch).

State Route 4A
Location: Sanford
Length: 6.5 mi[2] (10.5 km)
Existed: 1941–present

Southern segment

The southern segment of SR 4A runs between the towns of Sanford and Alfred, and is multiplexed over its entire 6.5-mile (10.5 km) length. It is a service route for Sanford which SR 4 bypasses to the east.

SR 4A begins at an intersection with SR 4 and SR 109 south of town. SR 4A and SR 109 run concurrently to the northwest into the center of town, where they intersect with US 202 and SR 11. SR 11 splits off US 202 to join SR 109 to the northwest, while SR 4A joins US 202 to the northeast. US 202 and SR 4A run concurrently to the northeast, crossing into Alfred before intersecting with SR 4 and SR 111. SR 4A ends at this intersection, US 202 turns north to join SR 4 and SR 111 begins to the east.

Junction list

The entire route is in York County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Sanford 0.0 0.0 SR 4 (Country Club Road / Alfred Street) – North Berwick, Alfred
SR 109 south (Main Street) – Wells
Southern terminus
2.8 4.5 US 202 west / SR 11 south (Lebanon Street) – Lebanon
SR 11 / SR 109 north (Main Street) – Acton, Shapleigh
Northern end of concurrency with SR 109;
southern end of concurrency with US 202
4.3 6.9 SR 224 west (Shaws Ridge Road) Eastern terminus of SR 224
Alfred 6.8 10.9 US 202 east / SR 4 (Main Street / Jordan Springs Road) – North Berwick, Waterboro
SR 111 east (Biddeford Road) – Biddeford
Northern terminus; western terminus of SR 111
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Route 4A
Location: Hollis-Buxton
Length: 4.0 mi[2] (6.4 km)
Existed: 1938–present

Northern segment

The northern segment of SR 4A is the shorter of the two, running just 4.0 miles (6.4 km). This segment begins at an intersection between US 202, SR 4, and SR 35 in Hollis. SR 4A and SR 35 share a brief concurrency before SR 4A splits off to the east, crossing SR 117 in the process. The highway continues to the east into the town of Buxton. SR 4A then crosses SR 112 before terminating at US 202 and SR 4.

Junction list

The entire route is in York County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Hollis 0.0 0.0 US 202 / SR 4 (Hollis Road) – Waterboro, Buxton
SR 35 south (Little Falls Road) – Dayton
Southern terminus
0.2 0.3 SR 35 north (New Road) – Hollis Northern end of concurrency with SR 35
0.4 0.6 SR 117 (Cape Road) – Saco, Hollis
Buxton 3.0 4.8 SR 112 (River Road) – Saco, Gorham
4.0 6.4 US 202 / SR 4 (Narragansett Trail) – Hollis, Gorham Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Maine State Route log via floodgap.com: Maine State Route 4
  2. ^ a b Maine State Route log via floodgap.com: Maine State Route 4A
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