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Interstate 95 North - Augusta to Bangor

Interstate 95 North
Interstate 95 continues beyond the Maine Turnpike as a freeway highway west of Augusta. Exits 112A/B join the highway with Maine 8-11-27 (Civic Center Drive) near the University of Maine at Augusta. Photo taken 06/27/05.
One southwest of the Exit 112 partial-cloverleaf interchange with Maine 8-11-27. The trio travel Civic Center Drive north from downtown Augusta to North Augusta and West Sidney. The three highways share pavement from West Sidney to Belgrade near Messalonskee Lake. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Exit 112A departs Interstate 95 northbound for Civic Center Drive south toward central Augusta. Maine 8-11-27 split at downtown; Maine 11 joins U.S. 202 & Maine 17 (Western Avenue) south to Augusta State Airport and Interstate 95 and Exit 109. Maine 27 joins U.S. 201 south to Hallowell. Maine 8 meanwhile ends at Memorial Circle in downtown at the junction of Maine 11 and 27 with U.S. 201 & 202 and Maine 17 and 104. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Northbound at the Exit 112B loop ramp departure onto Maine 8-11-27 (Civic Center Drive) north to Belgrade. Beyond Belgrade, Maine 27 continues northwest to junction U.S. 2 at New Sharon; Maine 8 & 11 veer northeast along Messalonskee Lake together before parting ways to Norridgewock and Oakland respectively. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 continues north to the 2004-constructed Maine 3 expressway bypass of Augusta. Maine 3 provides a major route between Interstate 95 and the coast at Belfast. The north Augusta bypass of Maine 3 doubles as a truck route since 2004 legislation signed extends the Maine Turnpike designation along Interstate 95 northward from Exits 109 to 113. The extension in conjunction with Maine 3 allows vehicles exceeding 100,000 pounds to use the two roads to bypass downtown Augusta. Previously commercial trucks were required to depart Interstate 95 at Exit 109.1 Photo taken 06/27/05.
A trumpet interchange joins Maine 3's western terminus with Interstate 95 at Exit 113. Maine 3 spans the Kennebec River and meets U.S. 201 to the east in north Augusta. U.S. 202 and Maine 3 join paths from Augusta east to South China. Long distance interests to Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park should use Maine 3 east to its merge with U.S. 1 north. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 enters a moose crossing zone from Augusta area through Sidney. Signs such as this advise motorists of the potential late night incursions. Photo taken 06/27/05.

Lyons Road meets Interstate 95 at the Exit 120 partial-cloverleaf interchange near the village of Sidney. Sidney lies along Maine 104 (River Road) next to the Kennebec River. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Exit 120 departs Interstate 95 northbound for Lyons Road. Lyons Road travels east-west between Maine 104 (River Road) and Middle Road north of Sidney. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Northbound reassurance marker posted along Interstate 95 north of Sidney and Lyons Road. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 next encounters the city of Waterville along its northbound trek toward Bangor. Waterville is home to both Colby College and Thomas College. Photo taken 06/27/05.
The first of two Waterville area interchanges joins Interstate 95 with Maine 11 & 137 (Kennedy Memorial Drive) near Waterville Robert Lafleur Airport. Maine 11 & 137 combine between the town of Oakland to the west and south Waterville (junction Maine 104) to the east. Maine 137 joins Waterville and Oakland with Smithfield and U.S. 2 near Mercer. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Exit 127 consists of a partial-cloverleaf interchange between Interstate 95 and Maine 11 & 137 (Kennedy Memorial Highway) in south Waterville. Maine 11 follows Maine 104 north along Elm Street into downtown from its split with Maine 137. Maine 137 east meanwhile follows a bypass route of Waterville to Hayden Corner as it heads toward China and junction U.S. 202. The state road continues all the way to junction U.S. 1 & Maine 3 at Belfast. Photo taken 06/27/05.
The second Waterville exit serves downtown via Maine 104 (Main Street) south. Maine 104 travels north from the tangle with U.S. 201 and Maine 11 in downtown to Fairfield Center and Skowhegan. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interests to Madison or Norridgewock should use Maine 104 north through its merge with Maine 139 near Fairfield Center. Maine 139 branches northwest from Maine 104 after 2.75 miles for Norridgewock and junction U.S. 2 and 201A. U.S. 201A links Norridgewock with Madison and Solon and Anson to the north. Maine 104 meanwhile ends at U.S. 201 just south of Skowhegan. Photo taken 06/27/05.
One mile southwest of the Exit 130 diamond interchange with Maine 104 (Main Street) in Waterville. Maine 104 joins Maine 11 along Elm Street at the five-way intersection with U.S. 201 & Maine 100 (College Avenue) south at Center Street west. Maine 104 otherwise straddles the Kennebec River valley southward to North Sidney, Sidney, and ultimately Augusta. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 northbound as it spans the Messalonskee Steam in Waterville. The stream flows south from the Belgrade Lakes region into the Kennebec River.2 Photo taken 06/27/05.
Exit 130 departs Interstate 95 northbound just east of the Messalonskee Stream crossing. Maine 104 meets U.S. 201 south in 1.4 miles and Maine 139 in two miles. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 enters Somerset County one mile south of the Exit 132 diamond interchange with Maine 139 (Western Avenue). Western Avenue carries Maine 139 one mile east to junction U.S. 201 (Main Street) in downtown Fairfield. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Long distance interests to Quebec City, Quebec should use Exit 133 onto U.S. 201 north, though U.S. 201 may be accessed via a routing of Maine 139 north to U.S. 201A at Norridgewock and Solon. U.S. 201 ventures to the Canadian border by way of Lake Parlin and Jackman. Quebec City lies 190 miles to the northwest via U.S. 201, Quebec 173, and Quebec Autoroute 73. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Northbound at the ramp departure of Exit 132 onto Maine 139 (Western Avenue). Maine 139 ventures west 2.1 miles to its merge with Maine 104 at Fairfield Center. The state highway travels overall between U.S. 2 at Norridgewock and U.S. 1A at Winterport. Fairfield is home to Kennebec Valley Community College; Maine 139 also serves Unity College at Unity (junction U.S. 202 & Maine 9). Photo taken 06/27/05.
Attached to the Maine 139 over crossing is the one-mile guide sign for junction U.S. 201 (Exit 133). A three-quarter cloverleaf interchange joins the federal highway with Interstate 95 at Exit 133 near the Kennebec River. U.S. 201, an intrastate route, travels between the Canadian border and junction U.S. 1 at Brunswick. Photo taken 06/27/05.
U.S. 201 travels through the northern hinterlands of the Kennebec and Moosehead Rivers en route to Jackman and the Province of Quebec. Jackman is an 87-mile drive north along the route. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 northbound curves east ahead of its crossing of the Kennebec River. Drivers bound for U.S. 201 (Main Street) depart via Exit 133. U.S. 201 south meets Maine 139 in downtown, briefly sharing pavement with the state highway before joining Maine 11 & 100 from Benton Station. A 14.5 mile drive awaits northbound motorists en route to Skowhegan and junction U.S. 2. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Looking west at the end of the Exit 133 loop ramp to U.S. 201. U.S. 201 follows Main Street south 0.75 miles to downtown. Shawmut lies two miles to the north, followed by Hinckley in 6.6 miles. Photo taken 06/27/05.
The Kennebec River separates Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Pictured here is the Interstate 95 as it crosses the river into the town of Benton. Benton itself is served by Maine 11-100-139 east from downtown Fairfield. Photo taken 06/27/05.
The only Kennebec County interchange (Exit 138) of Interstate 95 joins the freeway with Hinckley Road near the town of Clinton. Hinckley Road becomes Baker Street as it enters the town limits of Clinton. Once in town, Baker Street continues to junction Maine 11 & 100 (Main Street). Photo taken 06/27/05.
Northbound at the Exit 138 diamond interchange with Hinckley Road on Interstate 95. Maine 10 & 100 travel north from Baker Street in Clinton to Burhnam and Pittsfield on a parallel alignment to Interstate 95. Meanwhile to the west, Hinckley Road ventures six miles to junction Maine 23 midway between its trek from Hinckley to Canaan. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Moose crossing detectors and warning signs lie along Interstate 95 between Clinton and Pittsfield, a 12-mile exit less stretch. When a moose is detected, travelers must reduce speed to 45 mph. Animal detectors along Interstate highways is not unique to Maine, as such features exist along the Indiana Toll Road as well. Photos taken 06/27/05.
A rest area facility resides along Interstate 95 in both directions just southwest of Pittsfield. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 travels through the town of Pittsfield within the vicinity of Exit 150 (Somerset Avenue). Pittsfield is situated along the Sebasticook River at the junction of Maine 11 & 100 with 152. Somerset Avenue provides access to downtown from the Exit 150 diamond interchange. Photo taken 06/27/05.
One mile southwest of the Exit 150 off-ramp to Somerset Avenue. Somerset Avenue travels one mile west to Interstate 95 from downtown and junction Maine 11 & 100. Once west of Exit 150, Somerset Avenue becomes Weeks Road en route to Higgins Road and junction U.S. 2. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Connections with Maine 152 nearby lead travelers north to Hartland and junction U.S. 2 east to Palmyra. Maine 11 & 100 continue east from downtown Pittsfield to Houston Corner and Detroit. Maine 152 ends in Pittsfield otherwise. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Drivers bound for Pittsfield leave Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 150. Somerset Avenue merges with Maine 152 (Hartland Avenue) close by at Park Street. Hartland lies 8.8 miles to the north. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Maine 11 & 100 cross paths with Interstate 95 again at Exit 157 near the Somerset and Penobscot County lines. The tandem travel north from the Detroit area into Newport where they split. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Maine 11 & 100 (Moosehead Trail) intersect U.S. 202 & Maine 7 (Main Street) just north of Interstate 95. There Maine 100 joins U.S. 2 & Maine 7 along Main and Elm Streets through the town of Newport. Maine 11 continues north with Maine 7 together for six miles to Corina. Maine 7 continues from there to Dexter and Dover-Foxcroft with connections there to the Moosehead Lake and Moose Mountain areas. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 curves eastward again at the Exit 157 diamond interchange with Maine 11 & 100 (Moosehead Trail). Maine 100 follows the path of U.S. 2 east through to Bangor; Maine 11 meanwhile leaves Maine 7 north on a northeastern path to Millinocket, coming close to Interstate 95 again at Exits 244 and 264. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 enters the large Penobscot County and town of Newport as it leaves Exit 157. Photos taken 06/27/05.
Carmel and Bangor are the next population centers along Interstate 95 east of Newport. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Maine 7 departs its overlap with U.S. 202 & Maine 100 via Moosehead Trail at East Newport. From there the state highway sinks southward to Plymouth, Brooks, and Belfast. Interstate 95 intersects the state highway at Exit 161. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Exit 161 partial-cloverleaf interchange with Maine 7 (Moosehead Trail). Maine 7 heads 2.4 miles south to Plymouth (junction Maine 69) and 30 miles to its end at junction U.S. 1 & Maine 3 outside Belfast. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 carriageway separation near its parallel alignment with Maine 69 (Plymouth Road) midway between Plymouth and Carmel. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Maine 69 (Plymouth Road) joins Maine 143 (Dixmont Road) briefly through the Exit 167 partial-cloverleaf interchange at Etna Center. Maine 143 travels 15 miles overall between U.S. 202 & Maine 9 at Dixmont Center and Maine 222 at Stetson. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Rocky formations and forest landscape along Interstate 95 ahead of the Exit 167 interchange with Maine 69 & 143 (Dixmont Road). Maine 69 continues along Plymouth Road in either direction from Dixmont Road and Maine 143. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Exit 167 leaves Interstate 95 north for Maine 69 & 143 (Dixmont Road). Maine 69 continues east three miles to Ring Hill Airport and Carmel. Maine 143 journeys 2.4 miles north to Etna and junction U.S. 2 & Maine 100. Photo taken 06/27/05.
The forested landscape of Interstate 95 east of Exit 174. Carmel lies north of the freeway at this point along U.S. 2 & Maine 100 at Maine 69. Photos taken 06/27/05.
Maine 69 and U.S. 202 & Maine 100 bump at Carmel with U.S. 202 & Maine 100 following Main Road east to Hermon and Maine 69 veering southward along Hampden Road five miles to junction Interstate 95 (Exit 174). Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 takes a gradual curve through the Exit 174 diamond interchange with Maine 69 (Hampden Road). The state highway continues south from the freeway 1.75 miles to junction U.S. 202 & Maine 9 near Newburgh Center and 11.3 miles to its end at U.S. 1A in Winterport. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Drivers bound for Maine 69 (Hampden Road) depart Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 174. Maine 69 to U.S. 202 & Maine 9 (Western Avenue) carries drivers to West Hampdon and Hampdon Center. Winterport lies along U.S. 1A midway between Stockton Springs and Bangor along the Penobscot River. Photo taken 06/27/05.
This suite of photos depicts signs and scenery along the approach to metro Bangor. A rest area and visitors information center lies two miles east of Exit 174 along Interstate 95 northbound. The freeway crosses Souadabscook Stream midway between Exits 174 and 180. Photos taken 06/27/05.
Cold Brook Road intersects Interstate 95 on the outskirts of Bangor at Exit 180. The north-south roadway travels between U.S. 1A & Maine 9 and U.S. 202 to the south and U.S. 2 & Maine 100 to the north. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Cold Spring Road links Interstate 95 with the western suburbs of Hermon Center to the northwest and Hampden to the south. Situated along the Penobscot River, Hampden is bypassed by an expressway alignment of U.S. 202 and served by Maine 9 (Western Avenue) and U.S. 1A (Main Road). Photo taken 06/27/05.
Eastbound at at the Exit 180 diamond interchange with Cold Spring Road on Interstate 95 north. Hermon is a four-mile drive northwest via Cold Spring Road to U.S. 2 & Maine 100 west. Odlin Road travels parallel to Interstate 95 from Cold Spring Road east to junction U.S. 2 & Maine 100 at Exit 182. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 enters the City of Bangor and approaches Interstate 395 & Maine 15 (Exits 182A/B), the first of six Bangor interchanges. Interstate 395 constitutes an east-west freeway between West Bangor, Interstate 95, and the city of Brewer. The freeway acts as a connector to area through routes including U.S. 2, U.S. 1A, U.S. 202, Maine 9, and Maine 100 among others. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 95 turns away from the coastal areas from Bangor north to Houlton. Interstate 395 east (Exit 182A) represents the last departure point for interests to the coast including Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Calais is reached by connections with Maine 9 east of Bangor. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Maine 15 shares pavement with Interstate 395 east between Exits 1 and 4 on its cross city routing. The state highway joins Interstate 95 north from Exit 182B to Exit 185 (Broadway). Interests to downtown Bangor, the Bangor war memorials, Bass Park and the Bangor Auditorium, or the Maine Discovery Museum should use Interstate 395 east & Maine 15 south to Exit 3B (U.S. 1A & 202 north / Main Street). Photo taken 06/27/05.
Exit 182 consists of a full-cloverleaf interchange between Interstate 95 and Interstate 395 & Maine 15. Exit 182A departs the northbound freeway here for Interstate 395 east & Maine 15 south toward downtown Bangor and junction U.S. 1A (Main Street). Maine 15 south departs Interstate 395 on the east banks of the Penobscot River for South Brewer and Bucksport (junction U.S. 1). Brewer meanwhile lies to the north along Maine 9 (Main Street). Interstate 395 east otherwise merges onto U.S. 1A (Wilson street) east of Brewer and west of Holden Center. Photo taken 06/27/05.
Interstate 395 ends just west of Interstate 95 (Exit 182B) at the signalized intersection of U.S. 2 & Maine 100 (Hammond Street) with Odlin Road. U.S. 2 & Maine 100 follow Odlin Road around Bangor International Airport (BGR) to Hammond Street and West Bangor. Interstate 95 meets them at Exit 183 on the continuation of Hammond Street into central Bangor. Photo taken 06/27/05.

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Sources:

  1. "Heavy trucks to bypass capital." Bangor Daily News, April 6, 2004.
  2. Messalonskee Lake and Stream @ Wikipedia.org

Page Updated March 18, 2007.