Interstate 95 is the only major (two-digit) Interstate in Maine. It serves basically all of Maine’s major population centers, including Augusta, Bangor, Kittery, and Portland. The southernmost 100 miles of the highway are the Maine Turnpike, a toll road that predated the Interstate System. The turnpike was the first road in the United States to be funded by revenue bonds, to be repaid with the toll money collected. The Maine Turnpike proved this funding model was viable, and it was soon used to build many other toll roads across the country.
Our Maine Interstate 95 highway marker is a faithful replica of the signs posted along the road at its opening. Rather than the usual federal sign fonts, this sign features the LeHay font. This hand-painted lettering style is a hallmark of classic Maine signage, which was not used in any other state. As Maine’s needs for signs grew, it was replaced with the standard fonts used elsewhere in the country. We’ve used photographs of original signs that were posted in the field to accurately bring this lost font back to life for your modern-day enjoyment.
Our Maine Interstate 95 sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. It is a durable, non-reflective sign that will serve for years to come, indoors or outdoors, even through a harsh Maine winter. To make installation easier, we’ve included convenient mounting holes in the design. Choose from the following sizes:
- 12 in. × 12 in.
- 18 in. × 18 in. (used on some early conventional-road contexts)
- 24 in. × 24 in. (the usual size found on the roads today)
- 36 in. × 36 in. (the “oversize” marker used when extra emphasis or visibility is needed)
We can make a sign like this with any state and number combination you would like! We can also make US and state route markers, exit signs, directional signs…just about any road sign from anywhere in the world! Don’t see it on our site? Don’t panic—we do custom requests! Getting started is easy—just contact Jake.