The Image of Worcester: Connecting to/from Route 9 in Shrewsbury, Worcester’s Eastern Gateway:
“[T]here seems to be a unique opportunity to construct a 1.7 mile connector highway between I-290 and Route 9 along an existing power line right-of-way (ROW).”
An interesting concept, to be sure. Eric also has a well-thought out public transit system upgrade for Worcester that I like the sounds of.
” The area [of I-290] near the I-190 onramp is also confusing and the study recommends re-striping in that area.”
One of the commenters hit this one – they had restriped it when they repaved last year. THey removed the surprise merge of the slow lane on 290 and the high-speed lane on 190, gave exiting traffic a separate lane and everything (after a few days of adjustment) started flowing smoother. Then they striped it back to the way it is now and it became a free for all again.
Engineers: Rt. 13 improvements would ease chronic congestion
“[M]ajor improvements for the state-owned section of Route 13, a chronically congested area near the Route 2 interchange, were presented to residents and officials at City Hall last night. “
Yep, this is pretty badly needed. I was up that way during the day on Monday and every time I try to get through there, it both simultaneously not moving and a mad dash to get into the intersection without an accident.
(Via Wormtown Taxi.)
Huntington to VT line in Colrain
Upgrades and Multiplexes
Multiplex with MA 143 north of Worthington Corners.
Multiplex with MA 9 Cummington to Goshen.
Brief multiplex with MA 2 near Shelburne Falls.
Multiplex with MA 116 in Ashfield.
In 1930, 112 ran basically along the same route as now from Huntington to Worthington. At Worthington, it headed east along modern 143, then north to it’s current route east of Cummington. It stayed with the current route to Lithia, then headed north to modern MA 116 at Spruce Corner, then west back to its current route (again). It then stayed along its current route to end at Rt 2 near Shelburne Falls.
Between 1936 and 1939, 112 was extended north to the Vermont border via what had previously been MA 56. Also, the section from Worthington Corners to Cummington was rerouted to its modern route. Finally, between 1966 and 1969, MA 112 was rerouted to its current route from Lithia to Goshen, then north to Buckland.
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Bernardston to VT line in Gill.
Extension of VT 142. In 1930, the VT side of the route was 101; that number was in use in Massachusetts along what would become US 44. By 1933, Vermont had renumbered to 30, which was also in use in Massachusetts. Between 1946 and 1950, VT renumbered again to 142. It may be that Massachusetts applied the 142 number to the road connecting to East Northfield across the river at that point; no map shows the number in MA until a 1975 state map which shows it on the current route down to Rt 10, staying to the west of the river.
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Upgrades & Multiplexes
Brief multiplex with US 6 in Seekonk.
114A is nowhere near MA 114, because it is an alternate route to RI 114. First appears on the 1969 state map.
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West Falmouth to Mashpee.
First appears between 1946 and 1950.
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Number briefly used for what is now MA 286. Renumbered to avoid conflict with I-86.
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Harwich to Brewster.
Upgrades and Multiplexes
Cosigned with MA 39 in Harwich.
In 1928, 124 connected Southbridge to Auburn via Charlton City. Part of this route is now numbered MA 169.
The current 124 was originally MA 24 from 1933 until 1958. When the highway from Fall River to Boston was numbered 24, this route was renumbered to 124.
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