Interstate 195 Maine

Interstate 195 Maine
History
East End
West End
I-195 Saco, Maine Map
Interstate 195 links the Maine Turnpike with the city of Saco and the town of Old Orchard Beach in York County.

Overview

Interstate 195, the Saco Industrial Spur, is a 1.60 mile1 long route leading east from I-95 (Maine Turnpike) across Goosefare Hill to U.S. 1 (Main Street) in the city of Saco. While officially ending at the exchange with U.S. 1 (Exit 2), the freeway extends east from Main Street as I-195 to Goosefare Brook, the dividing line between Saco and the town of Old Orchard Beach. Route 5 eastbound overtakes the ending freeway along Ocean Park Road to Saco Avenue through Old Orchard Beach. Route 5 westbound utilizes the freeway to connect with U.S. 1 for their shared alignment south to the Saco city center.

History

The Saco Industrial Spur was included in original Maine Interstate Highway plans. The route however remained proposed until 1980, when construction finally broke ground on the freeway. I-195 opened initially from Industrial Park Road (Exit 1) east to U.S. 1 (Exit 2) in 1982. This included the 0.87 mile freeway extension (inventoried by MaineDOT as Route 5195S) east to Route 5 (Ocean Park Road). The remaining half mile link to the Maine Turnpike opened in 1983.2,3

Route Information

  • East End – Saco, ME

  • West End – Saco, ME

  • Mileage – 1.59 eastbound/ 1.57 westbound
  • Cities – Saco

  • JunctionsI-95 Maine Tpk

Source: MaineDOT Public Map Viewer
1.55 miles on the December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-195 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Location Vehicles per day
I-95 to Exit 1 31,650
Exits 1 to 2 21,850
Exit 2 to SR 5 11,080

Source: MaineDOT Public Map Viewer, accessed on January 23, 2019

Highway Guides

East End Maine 5 – Saco, Maine

I-195 East at Maine Route 5

I-195 east at Route 5 - Saco, ME

National Highway System mileage for Interstate 195 ends at the exchange with U.S. 1 (Exit 2). The freeway however continues another 0.87 miles to end at Route 5 (Ocean Park Road). Photo by Sheila Schumacher (08/31/04).

I-195 east at Route 5 - Saco, ME

A lane drop occurs ahead of the at-grade merge with Route 5 (Ocean Park Road) southbound. Route 5 overtakes the ending freeway east into Old Orchard Beach. Temple Avenue separates with the state route at Saco Avenue to connect with the coastal community of Ocean Park. 06/27/05

I-195 east at Route 5 - Old Orchard Beach, ME

An end sign assembly for Interstate 195 was erected at the junction with Route 5 in 2004 during a freeway wide sign replacement project. Photo by Sheila Schumacher (08/31/04).

Maine Route 5 West at I-195

Route 5 north at I-195 - Old Orchard Beach, ME

Route 5 (Ocean Park Road) upgrades into Interstate 195 just beyond Reserve Avenue at the Saco city line. 06/27/05

Route 5 north at I-195 - Old Orchard Beach, ME

A left turn connects with Ocean Park Road west to U.S. 1 (Main Street). Route 5 northbound accompanies I-195 west to Exit 2A. 06/27/05

West End I-95 Maine Tpk – Saco, Maine

I-195 West at I-95 Maine Tpk

I-195 west at I-95/Maine Tpk - Saco

Interstate 195 west and Route 5 split at the three quarter cloverleaf interchange (Exits 2B/A) with U.S. 1 (Main Street). I-195 continues another 1.75 miles to the Maine Turnpike. 06/27/05

I-195 west at I-95/Maine Tpk - Saco

U.S. 1 and Route 5 overlap south along Main Street to Downtown Saco. U.S. 1 constitutes a four to five lane boulevard north from Saco to Portland. 06/27/05

I-195 west at I-95/Maine Tpk - Saco

Continuing beyond a set of toll booths, travelers partition for the Maine Turnpike on-ramps north 8.3 miles to South Portland and south 34 miles to Kittery. Photo by Jeff Royston (12/02).

I-95 Maine Tpk North at I-195

I-95/Maine Tpk north at I-195 - Saco

Route 5 (New County Road) spans Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) two miles south of the trumpet interchange (Exit 5) with Interstate 195 east. Route 5 dog legs east along Bradley and Spring Streets and an overlap with Route 112 to connect with U.S. 1 (Main Street) north to I-195. Photo by Jim Teresco (11/18/01).

I-95/Maine Tpk north at I-195 - Saco

One mile guide ahead of Interstate 195 east (Exit 36) on I-95 (Maine Turnpike) north. There are two interchanges along Saco Industrial Spur for the city of Saco. The succeeding northbound exit on I-95 lies 6.7 miles ahead at Scarborough. Photo by Sheila Schumacher (08/31/04).

I-95/Maine Tpk north at I-195 - Saco

Exit 36 parts ways with I-95 (Maine Turnpike) north for Interstate 195 east. The Old Orchard Beach town line lies 2.6 miles to the east at the freeway end. Photo by Sheila Schumacher (08/31/04).

I-95 Maine Tpk South at I-195

I-95/Maine Tpk south at I-195 - Saco

Two miles north of Interstate 195 (Exit 36) along the Maine Turnpike southbound at the Flag Pond Road overpass. The ensuing stretch runs between Saco Industrial Park and wetland areas east of The Heath. 06/28/05

I-95/Maine Tpk south at I-195 - Saco

Interstate 195 provides a direct route to Downtown Saco from I-95 south via U.S. 1 south / Route 5 (Main Street) north. 06/28/05

I-95/Maine Tpk south at I-195 - Saco

One half mile ahead of the trumpet interchange (Exit 36) with the Saco Industrial Spur along Interstate 95 south. The exchange between the two routes was previously a half cloverleaf interchange. 06/28/05

I-95/Maine Tpk south at I-195 - Saco

Exit 36 leaves Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) south for I-195 (Saco Industrial Spur) east to adjacent Industrial Park Road, U.S. 1 (Main Street) and Route 5 southbound to Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park. 06/28/05

Sources:

  1. Distance of Route 0195 measured in the MaineDOT Public Map Viewer.
  2. Saco Industrial Spur (I-195). BostonRoads.com.
  3. Maine’s Interstate System: An Investment in Safety, Mobility, and Prosperity http://www.state.me.us/mdot/interstate/index.php, Maine Department of Transportation

Page updated May 7, 2020.