Maine Turnpike approach to Kittery toll booth, 1947

Contributed by Maine Turnpike Authority


The first section of Maine Turnpike was completed in 1947. The highway started near the Maine side of the Piscataqua River and ended in South Portland, near Exit 44 as of 2019.

In 1947 there were four exits on the turnpike: Wells, Kennebunk, Biddeford, and Saco. The speed limit on was 60 miles per hour. The Portland Sunday Telegram called the new Maine Turnpike a "mile a minute" highway. The road had four wide clearly marked lanes with a central grass median.

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  • Title: Maine Turnpike approach to Kittery toll booth, 1947
  • Creation Date: 1948-09-06
  • Subject Date: 1948-09-06
  • Location: Kittery, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Turnpike Authority
2360 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
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