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Northern Maine has a well established and well maintained network of rail, roads and highways.

Summary of Roads in Northern Maine

  • 1,125 miles of roadway in northern Maine and Interstate 95 provide vital links to markets

  • US Route 1, starting in Fort Kent, Maine, and ending in Key West, Florida, is a two-lane undivided highway and serves as the major north to south route for eastern Aroostook County from Houlton to Fort Kent.

  • Route 11, another two lane undivided highway, runs from Sherman to Fort Kent

  • Direct access to the Trans Canada Highway in New Brunswick through major border crossings in Fort Kent, Madawaska, Van Buren. Hamlin, Limestone, Fort Fairfield, Bridgewater, and Houlton

  • Houlton is the northern terminus for the Interstate 95 corridor in the United States, before it connects with the Trans-Canada Highway System (Route 2) in New Brunswick, Canada.  There is a commercial port of entry located in Houlton.


Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, LTD (MM&A) provides dependable transportation for products into Canada and New England. MM&A main line operations are conducted daily between Madawaska and Searsport, Maine, and between Brownville Junction, Maine and Montreal, Quebec.

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