Maine State Route 179 is a north-south highway in Northern Hancock County. It runs from U.S. Rt. 1A, at Ellsworth to Maine State Route 9, at Aurora. ME St Rt 179 passes through the following towns in Hancock County. Ellsworth Waltham Aurora ME St Rt 179 is not multi-plexed in Hancock County. ME St Rt 179 intersects the following highways in Hancock County. U.S. Rt. 1A, at Ellsworth.