Interstate 95 follows the Maine Turnpike between Exits 3 and 109 and a free highway from the Augusta area north to Houlton and the International Boundary at Houlton. In 2004 Interstate 95 switched alignments between Portland and Gardiner as officials opted to relocate the designation entirely on the Maine Turnpike mainline. That alternation resulted in the decommissioning of existing Interstate 495 on the Maine Turnpike and the extension of pre-existing Interstate 295 from Portland north to Gardiner over the original Interstate 95 alignment. The Falmouth Spur, a tolled connector between the Maine Turnpike mainline and the Portland freeway loop, became unsigned Interstate 495 in the process.
Views of the Piscataqua River Bridge of Interstate 95 as seen from Oak Terrace below the U.S. 1 Bypass lift bridge over the same river. Photos taken 07/29/07.
Assortment of Interstate 95 and U.S. 1 trailblazers posted at the first northbound rest area within Maine. The tourist information facility handles both visitors emanating from Interstate 95 but also the nearby U.S. 1 (Blue Star Memorial Highway). It is possible to access U.S. 1 from Interstate 95 northbound here, or to access Interstate 95 north from U.S. 1. Photos taken 07/29/07.
Two Interstate 95 interchanges serve the town of Fairfield in central Maine. They are Exit 133 with U.S. 201 and Exit 132 with Maine 139. Maine 139 travels through Fairfield with Maine 11 & 100 from Benton to the east. Beyond its intersection with U.S. 201 near the town center, Maine 139 ventures westward a short distance to Interstate 95. The state highway travels overall between U.S. 2 at Norridgewock and U.S. 1A at Winterport. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Maine 139 intersects Interstate 95 at the Exit 132 diamond interchange on the west edge of Fairfield. Interstate 95 encircles Fairfield from the west and north, spanning the Kennebec River on the northeast trek to Clinton. Maine 139 continues west from Exit 132 to Fairfield Center. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Entering the Exit 132 interchange with Interstate 95 on Maine 139 north. Interstate 95 northbound meets U.S. 201 nearby on the 25 mile drive to Newport. Augusta lies 20 miles southward along the Kennebec River. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Oakfield Road northbound at the Exit 286 diamond interchange with Interstate 95 near Smyrna Mills. Pictured here is the northbound on-ramp to Houlton and New Brunswick. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Oakfield Road north passes underneath Interstate 95 and approaches the southbound on-ramp to Bangor. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Passing by the southbound on-ramp to Bangor, Oakfield Road sees a small array of services between Exit 286 and the junction with U.S. 2 (Silver Ridge Road) and Maine 212. U.S. 2 east heads toward Smyrna Center; Maine 212 begins and ventures northwest to junction Maine 11 at Knowles Corner. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Looking southbound on Oakfield Road at the approach to Interstate 95. Oakfield Road joins the freeway with Oakfield and Dyer Brook to the south of Exit 286. Photo taken 06/27/05.
A small guide sign directs motorists to the Interstate 95 destinations of Bangor and Houlton along Oakfield Road southbound. There are not many populated centers between the two control points outside of Old Town and Orono. Photo taken 06/27/05.
State-named shields direct motorists toward the respective on-ramps of Interstate 95. Interstate 95 south continues ten miles southwest to junction Maine 159 at Island Falls. Alternatively motorists may use Oakfield Road south to junction U.S. 2 at Dyer Brook to reach Island Falls. Photo taken 06/27/05.
For much of northern Maine, Interstate 95's carriageways separate by a large grassy or tree lined median. The spacing between the travel lanes allows for sunlight to reach Oakfield Road below as it nears the northbound on-ramp to Houlton. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Oakfield Road southbound at the Interstate 95 northbound on-ramp. Interstate 95 travels in an east-west fashion between Smyrna Mills and the New Brunswick line. Northbound motorists next reach U.S. 2 (Silver Ridge Road) near Ludlow at Exit 291. Oakfield meanwhile lies a short distance to the south of here. Photo taken 06/27/05.