Directions

Directions to the Courthouses

PORTLAND COURTHOUSE

 

The Edward T. Gignoux Courthouse is located at 156 Federal Street, Portland, Maine.

TRAVELING ON INTERSTATE 295:

Exit onto Franklin Street, exit #7. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Congress Street. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Pearl Street. Turn right onto Federal Street. The courthouse will be on your left, at 156 Federal Street.

Parking:
Cumberland County Parking Garage – Entrance on Newbury Street

Exit 295 onto Franklin Street, exit #7. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Congress Street. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Pearl Street. Turn left onto Federal Street. Follow Federal Street to the parking garage, take the second entrance.

 

Temple Street Parking Garage – Entrances on Exchange Street and Temple Street.

Exit onto Franklin Street, exit #7. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Congress Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Temple Street. Halfway down the block and before the the Nickelodeon Movie Theater, turn left into parking garage.

 


 

BANGOR COURTHOUSE

 

The Margaret Chase Smith Courthouse is located at 202 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine.

FROM THE NORTH:

Take I-95 South to Union Street Exit #184. Turn right onto Union Street. Turn right onto 16th Street. Turn right onto Ohio Street. At the first traffic light, turn left onto 14th Street Extension; 14th Street becomes Harlow Street. Continue on Harlow Street. The courthouse is on your right at the first traffic light, at 202 Harlow Street.

FROM THE SOUTH:

Take I-95 north to the Ohio/Union Street Exit #184. Turn right onto Union Street. At the first traffic light, turn left onto 14th Street Extension; 14th Street becomes Harlow Street. Continue on Harlow Street. The courthouse is on your right, at the first traffic light at 202 Harlow Street.

FROM ROUTE 1:

Take either 395 to I-95 North, following the above directions, or Route 1 to Chamberlain Bridge into Bangor. Turn right onto Main Street. Turn right at the third traffic light onto State Street. Turn left at the next traffic light onto Harlow Street. Continue on Harlow Street through the next traffic light. The courthouse will be on your right, at 202 Harlow Street.

Parking:
In Bangor, parking is available at Abbott Square parking lot, which is 100 yards east of the Federal Building at the corner of Franklin and Harlow and across from the Bangor Library.

 


 

Information for visitors who require handicap accessibility:

 

At the Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse in Portland, please enter at the rear of the Courthouse, on Newbury Street.  A Court Security Officer will assist you in entering the door, perform security screening and escort you to the elevator.

There is one handicap parking space adjacent to the Newbury Street entrance.  If that space is not available, there are parking garages in close proximity (see directions).  With a handicap placard or license plate, you may park at a metered space on the street without paying, and the time limit is doubled to four (4) hours.

Please enter the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building and Courthouse at the main entrance on Harlow Street.  This handicap-accessible entrance brings you into the lobby where security screening is performed and where the elevators are located.

Parking is available at Abbott Square parking lot, which is 100 yards east of the Federal Building at the corner of Franklin and Harlow and across from the Bangor Library.  With a handicap placard or license plate, you may park at a metered space on the street without paying, and the zone time limit is doubled.