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[RoadsAroundME main page] Maine State Route 197
<< Maine State Route 196S All Points in Maine Maine State Route 198 >>

Termini and Mileage (2006)

Main alignment: Int of 9X, 197X, Sabattus to Int of GARDINER RD, ST RTE 127, Dresden
Main alignment: 20.52 miles (total over all segments)

Notes and History

ME 197 as originally signed in 1925 ran between Richmond at NEI 20 (now US 201) and Dresden, terminating at local road. By 1929 this had been extended west to ME 126 near Sabattus (now ME 9/ME 126) along ME 126's old routing, and in 1931 it crossed the Kennebec on a new toll bridge crossing to intersect with ME 127 at Dresden Mills. This routing persisted through the Maine Great Renumbering and remained essentially unchanged except for realignment of the route in 1955 on the approach to Richmond, shortening its length by approximately two miles. The original routing appears to have been obliterated since; the bridge north at Ring Hill has never been part of the routing despite its proximity.

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