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[RoadsAroundME main page] Maine State Route 196
<< Maine State Route 195 All Points in Maine Maine State Route 196S >>

Termini and Mileage (2006)

Main alignment: Int of RTE 196, RAMPS A, B, Brunswick to Int of RT 11, RT 196, CHAPE, Lewiston
Main alignment: 19.42 miles (total over all segments)

Notes and History

ME 196 as originally signed in 1925 ran between Lewiston at ME 100 (now US 202/ME 11/ME 100) and Topsham at NEI 20 (now US 201). Originally terminating at Lisbon and Main in Lewiston, the southbound routing along Lincoln St, Cedar St and Canal St was added in the 1980s (see ME 196S) after Lisbon St/Rd was converted to one-way traffic. Otherwise, this long-lived routing has persisted essentially intact except for its extension to the US 1 freeway in Brunswick over the Androscoggin River; this northeast bypass was added to cross US 201 and ME 24 on the outskirts of Topsham and intersect directly with the freeway in 1997. Prior to this, it had terminated with US 201 at US 1, first at the corner of Pleasant and Maine Sts (see also ME 24), and moved north with US 201 following the construction of the modern US 1 freeway (see US 1 and US 201).

See also ME 196S.

Additional Resources

Bippin' Round Brunswick (Eric Bryant)

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