The map below shows the roads that are prioritized for snow plow activity on major Maine highways.
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For each highway corridor priority, target route lengths will dictate the normal cycle times that can be expected based upon average conditions, while local geographic and/or geometric factors will dictate whether particular routes need to be longer or shorter than average. In addition, during a winter storm event, the level of service for all routes will typically be reduced between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 4:00 A.M, depending upon specific storm conditions.
Priority 1 Roadways in The State of Maine
Travel lanes will normally be clear within 3 daylight hours after the storm.
South of Exit 197 both travel and passing lanes and north of Exit 197 the travel lane will normally be clear within 3 daylight hours after a storm.
- The Interstate Highway 95
- Brewer-Calais Rte 9
- Newport-Gilead Rte 2
- Houlton-Madawaska Rte 1
Priority 2 Road Corridors in Maine
Travel lanes will be clear within 8 daylight hours after the storm.
- The National Hwy System
- Caribou-Ft. Kent Rte 161
- Bangor-Greenville Rte 15
- Ellsworth-Eastport Rte 1
- Lewiston-Bethel Rte 11/26
Priority 3 Snow Removal Roadways
Travel lanes will be clear within 24 hours after the storm.
- Manchester-Farmington Rte 17
- Saco-Fryburg Rte 5
- Lincoln-Vanceboro Rte 6
- Sherman-Ft. Kent Rte 11
Priority 4 & 5
Travel lanes will be clear within 30 hours after the storm. .
- Major Collectors not included above (including 3 miles of marine highway)
- Local Roads and Streets – These are maintained by local municipalities