Tag: massachusetts

Since I live in Massachusetts, it’s probably not a big surprise that it’s the #1 tag on the site.

MA 6A

General Routing

Bourne to Orleans via Sagamore and Barnstable.
Truro to Provincetown.

Upgrades & Multiplexes

Briefly cosigned with MA 28 in Orleans. Cosigned with US 6from Orleans to Truro.

History

The western portion is the original routing of US 6. The first section to appear was between Sagamore and Barnstable, between 1950 and 1953. 1954 brought the expressway to South Dennis, near MA 134. By 1956, the Mid-Cape expressway was completed to just southwest of Orleans. US 6 took the highway; MA 6A took the old route. The Orleans bypass was complete by 1961.

The Provincetown 6A first appears on a 1956 map.

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MA 114

General Routing

Marblehead to Lawrence

Upgrades & Multiplexes

Brief multiplex with MA 125 in North Andover.
Brief multiplex with MA 62 in Middleton.
Cosigned with MA 1A in Salem.

History

In 1930, went from Salem to Lawrence along its modern route. 114 was extended to Marblehead sometime between 1956 and 1961.

The south end of 114 is also the east end of MA 129 in Marblehead. No other route meets them there.

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MA 66

General Routing

Huntington to Northampton.

History

Basically the same since 1930.

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Links

Dan Vincent’s MA 66 page


MA 43

General Routing

NY line in Hancock to Williamstown.

History

Extension of NY 43.

Shows in 1930 as part of MA 2. Renumbered by 1943.

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Links

Mark Sinsabaugh’s NY 43 entry


MA 13

General Routing

Leominster to NH border in Townsend.

Upgrades and Multiplexes

First appears on my 1933 map in the same routing as now.

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MA 30

General Routing

Grafton to Boston via Framingham.

Upgrades and Multiplexes

Brief multiplex with MA 9 in Framingham.
Useless multiplex with MA 140 in Grafton.
Brief multiplex with MA 126 in Framingham.

History

Covers the same basic route as the eastern part of 9 but with much more meandering.

First appears in 1933 along the same routing as today. The only difference is in Boston. In 1953, 30 was removed from Beacon St east of MA 20A and put onto Commonwealth Ave.

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MA 225

General Routing

Lexington to Groton

Upgrades and Multiplexes

Useless multiplex with MA 4 in Bedford and Lexington.
Cosigned with MA 119 through Groton.
Multiplex with MA 110 in Westford.

History

Formerly 25; renumbered between 1959 and 1961 to allow the 25 number to be used for a highway between Taunton and the Cape. The route hasn’t changed much since being renumbered.

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MA 181

General Routing

Palmer to Belchertown.

History

Posted between 1939 and 1942.

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US 7

General Routing

CT line in Ashley Falls to VT line in Williamstown via Great Barrinton and Pittsfield.

Upgrades and Multiplexes

Multiplexed with US 20 between Lenox and Pittsfield.
Cosigned with MA 2 in Williamstown.

History

Originally NE-4. Appears to basically have same route since the 1930’s, wit the exception of the Lenox and Ashley Falls bypasses. The northern half of the Lenox bypass was built around 1953 and was signed as Bypass 20. Between 1961 and 1966, the southern half was completed, 7 was put onto it, and MA 7A was put onto the old route through Lenox. Around the same time period, the Ashley Falls bypass was built and the same change occurred.

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Links

Kurumi’s US 7 entry.
Dan Vincent’s US 7 page.