RoadsAroundME is retired.

No updates will be made. The site will be accessible indefinitely, but information will not be updated, and current road routing information will inevitably be inaccurate.
You use the site at your own risk.

[RoadsAroundME main page] Maine State Route 89
<< Maine State Route 88 All Points in Maine Maine State Route 90 >>

Termini and Mileage (2006)

Main alignment: Int of RTE 161, RTE 89, Caribou to Int of RTE 1A, RTE 89, Limestone
Main alignment: 10.89 miles (total over all segments)

Notes and History

ME 89, a minor highway in the Aroostock/Caribou region and a service route for the former Limestone Air Force Base (later Loring AFB, decommissioned 1994), does not appear until 1946-7. Originally as designated, it terminated in Limestone (what was then ME 165, and is now US 1A) at the same place as today, but only extended west to ME 223, entirely along new routing, and ME 223 then continued the alignment west into Caribou. In 1953, ME 223 was truncated at ME 89 and ME 89 took the old alignment to Caribou.

Curiously, ME 89 continues past present-US 1 to terminate at ME 161 on Main St. This is because US 1 used to run on Main St, and the routing has not been corrected to terminate it early along the eastern bypass alignment (see US 1 for the history of its routing).

The entire ME 89 routing is sterilely referred to as the Access Hwy today, evoking images of boring corporate civil engineering meetings in the heads of all who intone the name for all eternity.

Additional Resources

Maine Highways 76 to 100 (JP Kirby)

<< Maine State Route 88 All Points in Maine Maine State Route 90 >>
Routing information is property of the Maine Department of Transportation, based on most current data available at time of this writing. No warranty or guarantee is expressed or implied regarding this routing's suitability for travel or resemblance to fact. RoadsAroundME is not affiliated with, sponsored by or funded by the taxpayers of the state of Maine, or the Maine Department of Transportation.

All images, photographs and multimedia, unless otherwise stated, are copyright © 2005-2010 Cameron Kaiser. All rights reserved. All writeups are copyright © 2005-2010 Cameron Kaiser. All rights reserved. Unauthorized copying or duplication without express consent of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited. Please contact the sitemaster to request permission if you wish to use items from this page.

[Main page]
Return to RoadsAroundME
RoadsAroundME is a part of Floodgap Roadgap.