Main Street Realignment – Oxford ME

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A December 1935 article in Bangor Daily News reported that “The Department of Agriculture announced today presidential approval of five Maine grade crossing elimination projects involving $396,922 of the state’s $1,425,861 quota for that purpose. The projects were submitted by the state highway commission.

ON CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Oxford county, at Oxford on Federal-aid highway route 23, Relocate highway. Federal funds $98,684.”

At some point, Federal Highway 23 was changed to State Route 26.

The track is former Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad/Grand Trunk Railway which was acquired by Canadian National in 1920 after bankruptcy. The right of way is currently leased by St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad.

Source notes

December 5, 1935, Bangor Daily News.

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on June 29, 2022.

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Location Info


1188 Main St.
Oxford, me 04270

Coordinates: 44.17037, -70.50867

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