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[RoadsAroundME main page] Maine State Route 190
<< Maine State Route 189 All Points in Maine Maine State Route 191 >>

Termini and Mileage (2006)

Main alignment: Int of ST RTE 190, US 1, Perry to Int of ST RTE 190, WATER ST, Eastport
Main alignment: 7.09 miles (total over all segments)

Notes and History

ME 190 has always occupied roughly its current routing since its initial designation in 1925 between Perry at NEI 1 (now US 1) and its terminus at the end of the peninsula in Eastport as one of the designated spurs of former lettered highway N. However, its original terminus was at Mahar Ln and US 1, not the present Route 190/US 1 intersection, which can be seen on the 1945 topo (warning: large image). From there, it proceeded along the southern edge of the Cobscook Bay inlet along what is now signed Old Eastport Rd to a now obliterated crossing, entered Quoddy as Old Toll Bridge Rd (and partially signed as Old ME 190, helpfully, on NAVTEQ), and joined the modern mainline on its bypass alignment just east of Quoddy to enter Eastport; this too is seen on the 1945 topo. It is not obvious exactly when the rerouting off the old bridge occurred or when the bridge itself was destroyed, nor the change in terminus, but the US 1 bridge over the Little River carries a 1956 date (see US 1) and the current routings of both US 1 and ME 190 are seen by 1967 on the general atlas.

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