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MA Route 5.svg
State Route 5
Maintained by MaineDOT
Length: 118.54 mi[1] (190.77 km)
South end: MA Route 9.svg State Route 9 in Old Orchard Beach
Major
junctions:
I-195 (ME).svg Interstate 195 in Saco
US 1.svg U.S. Route 1 in Saco
US 202.svgMA Route 4.svg US-202/SR 4 in Waterboro
US 302.svgMA Route 113.svg US-302/SR 113 in Fryeburg
US 2.svgMA Route 26.svg US-2/State Route 26 in Bethel
US 2.svg U.S. Route 2 in Rumford
North end: MA Route 120.svg State Route 120 in Andover
State Routes in Maine
< SR 4A SR 6 >

State Route 5 is part of Maine's system of numbered state highways, running from the an intersection with Route 9 in Old Orchard Beach, to an intersection with Route 120 in Andover. Route 5 is 118.1 miles (190.1 km) long.

From its southern terminus near the Pier in Old Orchard Beach, Route 5 leaves the town to the west, going towards the neighboring city of Saco. The route runs northwest from Saco, passes very briefly through a Northwest corner of Biddeford, and intersects U.S. Route 202 near the Lyman-Waterboro line. Route 5 runs concurrently with U.S. 202 for a short distance to East Waterboro.

Between Waterboro and Cornish, Route 5 is known as the Sokokis Trail. North of Cornish, the highway follows the Saco River, crossing it at Hiram, to the town of Fryeburg. Route 5 continues north through Lovell to Bethel, where it intersects U.S. Route 2. The two routes run together along the Androscoggin River to Rumford Point in the town of Rumford, where Route 5 leaves to the north. It follows parallel to the west bank of the Ellis River to the route's end in Andover.

Concurrent routings

Route 5A

Route 5A is a short 3-mile (4.8 km) loop off Route 5 in Lovell.

References

  1. ^ Maine State Route log via floodgap.com: Maine State Route 5
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