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[RoadsAroundME main page] Maine State Route 164
<< Maine State Route 163 All Points in Maine Maine State Route 165 >>

Termini and Mileage (2006)

Main alignment: Int of MAIN ST, REACH, WAS, Presque Isle to Int of RTE 1, RTE 164, DOW, Caribou
Main alignment: 23.63 miles (total over all segments)

Notes and History

ME 164 as originally designated in 1925 ran between Presque Isle at NEI 24 (now US 1) and Maplegrove at ME 165 (now US 1A). After the Maine Great Renumbering, this alignment was added to ME 163 and the number lapsed until 1936 when it was placed onto a loop routing between Caribou and north of Presque Isle using new alignment, via Washburn. It is not clear at all how this routing approached Caribou; modern ME 164 comes in via Washburn St, but there is an equally valid-appearing alignment on York St and few detailed maps of the area to disambiguate (the 1953 topo [warning: large image] shows both and signs neither). However, the 1966 general atlas shows the Washburn St alignment definitely in use by that time. This routing persisted unil the completion of the US 1 bypass in Caribou (see US 1) in the early 1970s when ME 164 was extended south to pick up the old routing of US 1 along Main St back down to US 1 at Riverside Dr, Main St and Dow Siding Rd. Note that ME 164 does not cover the entireity of the former US 1 routing; the portion north of Fort St is also partially ME 161, and the portion north of ME 161 at Herschel St is no longer state highway.

<< Maine State Route 163 All Points in Maine Maine State Route 165 >>
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