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[RoadsAroundME main page] Maine State Route 22
<< Maine State Route 18 All Points in Maine Maine State Route 23 >>

Termini and Mileage (2006)

Main alignment: Int of STATE ST, PARK AVE., Portland to Int of RTE 35, RTE 22, SACO, Buxton
Main alignment: 19.38 miles (total over all segments)

Notes and History

ME 22, a small highway serving the Portland metropolitan region, was first designated in 1939 along new routing. Its terminus in Portland is a little odd; it actually follows US 1 along Park Avenue and terminates at State St. This has always been its eastern end (presently at ME 77), but this is somewhat unusual today as State St is now one-way only and Park Avenue is one-way near I-295 (so Park Avenue should really be "ME 22W" and ME 22 routed on Congress St -- interestingly, the AADT counts do have a route 22W).

ME 22's western end was originally at US 202 near Buxton. The extension to ME 35 and Saco Rd, its terminus now, occurred in 1958.

Curiously, ME 22's signed ending is at former US 1, at the junction of Congress and St John. This is somewhat more logical in the present day, although this might disappear since US 1 no longer runs there. ME 25 and ME 26 have similar discontinuities between their signed and administrative ends.

Additional Photographs

[Thumbnail image. Select for 640x480.] Exit 46 to ME 9 and ME 22 in Portland along the Maine Turnpike/I-95, showing typical exit convention. Note use of kilometres. Many Turnpike exits only obliquely connect with their intended destinations due to toll plaza exit configurations.
Additional Resources

Maine Highways 11 to 25 (JP Kirby)

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