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[RoadsAroundME main page] US Highway 1 Business (Maine)
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Termini and Mileage (2006)

Termini (in-state)
Main alignment: Int of US 1, US 1B, Newcastle to Int of MAIN ST, US 1, Damariscotta
Mileage (in-state)
Main alignment: 3.4 miles (total over all segments)
 

Regional and National Route Information

History as US Highway
See individual entries.
 

Notes and History

Here are the individual segments that are, or once were, signed as US 1 Business in Maine listed from longest to shortest:

  • Freeport (decommissioned; 3.6 miles). This Business US 1 existed as the former alignment of US 1 and was first designated in 1951 when the US 1 bypass was built (see US 1 for more information on the bypass alignment). After the designation of the US 1 bypass as part of the I-95 corridor (now part of Interstate 295) in 1957, US 1 remained on the bypass alignment until US 1B was decommissioned in 1960; at that point, US 1 was transferred back to its former routing. Some maps incorrectly show this as US 1A, although it appeared as US 1B in the route logs.

  • Newcastle-Damariscotta (3.4 miles). This is the only extant Business US 1 remaining in Maine and was designated in 1963 over the former alignment of US 1. The business route proceeds off the mainline as ME 215/US 1B and then down Main St to rejoin US 1 on the northeast side of Damariscotta. Interestingly, a "BUSINESS 1B" is signed in at least one place (courtesy Eric Bryant).

  • Bangor (decommissioned; 2.6 miles). This alignment existed only briefly as Business US 1 in 1954, signed over a modification of the previous alignment of US 1 (US 1 having shifted to the old then-US 1A). Its routing was (east to west from Brewer) along State St, across on Washington St, up Exchange and Harlow Sts, down Central and Main Sts, and rejoining US 1 at Railroad St; the 1955 official map incorrectly shows this as US 1A, but correctly calls it US 1B in the actual route log. This alignment then became US 1AB with the switch in designations of US 1A in 1955. For more history of this alignment, see US 1A.

 
Roadgap Exhibits

 Part of the old routing of US 1B and US 1AB in Bangor is in the Bangor Loop exhibit.

 

Additional Resources

Other Roadgap exhibits for this route
Part of the old routing of US 1B and US 1AB in Bangor is in the Bangor Loop exhibit.

Additional resources

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