U.S. 1 straddles the coastal reaches of Maine northward from Kittery to Freeport and again from Rockland, Belfast and within the vicinity of Ellsworth and Frenchman Bay. The highway leaves the coastal reaches at Calais on a northerly trek to Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou and ultimately Fort Kent. Several Alternate routes for U.S. 1 exist within the state of Maine. Most significant of those are loops north into Bangor from Stockton Springs and Ellsworth and east through Fort Fairfield and Limestone in Aroostook County.

U.S. 1 Maine Guides

U.S. 1 scenes
Chases Pond Road provides the connection from I-95 (Maine Turnpike) and U.S. 1 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) in the town of York. 07/29/07
U.S. 1 leads southwest from Chases Pond Road to U.S. 1A to York Village and SR 91 to Scotland and South Berwick. Northward, the US route travels to Simpson Hill, where U.S. 1A ties in from York Beach, and Ogumquit. 07/29/07
The U.S. 1 connector provides a direct connection between Interstate 295 (Exit 28) and U.S. 1 (Pleasant Street) at Brunswick. High speed ramps bring drivers directly onto the respective roadways. Pictured here is the connector eastbound and a U.S. 1 trailblazer. 06/27/05
U.S. 1 connector eastbound transitions directly into Pleasant Street outside of Brunswick. U.S. 1 enters Brunswick along Old Portland Road via Hillside and Deep Cut. 06/27/05
A right turn takes travelers onto U.S. 1 (Old Portland Road) south toward Freeport. U.S. 1 northbound otherwise continues east via Pleasant Street from the U.S. 1 connector into Brunswick. 06/27/05
Looking west at the U.S. 1 connector beginning. Travelers continuing west from U.S. 1 (Pleasant Street) are brought to Interstate 295 a short distance west of Brunswick. 06/30/11
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Motorists partition into ramps onto Interstate 295 north to Augusta and south to Portland. Freeport and Topsham lie nearby. 06/27/05, 06/30/11
Two lanes continue travelers toward Interstate 295 southbound. Freeport lies six miles ahead. 06/27/05
Merging onto Interstate 295 south from the U.S. 1 connector west. A wide trumpet interchange joins the two freeways at Exit 28. 06/27/05

Photo Credits:

  • 06/27/05 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.
  • 07/29/07 by AARoads.
  • 06/30/11 by I.C. Ligget.

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Interstate 195
Interstate 295
U.S. 2
U.S. 201

Page Updated 02-02-2015.

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