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MA 7A

split

General Routing

Ashley Falls
Lenox

History

Both are original routings of US 7, and were reassigned 7A between 1961 and 1966.


MA 2A

split

General Routing

Greenfield to Montague City
Erving to Cambridge via Athol, Fitchburg, Lunenburg, Ayer, Littleton, North Acton. Arlington and Cambridge.

Upgrades and Multiplexes

Multiplexes with MA 2 in several locations.
Multiplex with MA 110 near Littleton.
Multiplex with MA 119 south of Littleton Common.

History

2A existed as early as 1933. The section between Turner’s Falls and Miller’s Falls existed as 2A. Also bearing the 2A designation was modern MA 225 from it’s end east of Lunenburg into Lexington.

By 1936, the eastern 2A had been renumbered to MA 25. 2A was reassigned to the road from Concord to Lexington. 2A then followed US 3 to Harvard University, then followed Mass Ave back to MA 2 at the Harvard Bridge.

By 1953, MA 2 was a highway east of Westminster. 2A picked up the road formerly used by 2. A bypass was built south of Athol and Orange; by 1961 2A had picked up the former Rt 2 through these towns.

Links

Dan Vincent’s MA 2A page


MA 20A

split retired (Boston section)

General Routing

Springfield and Boston.

History

MA 20A appears first in West Springfield in 1930 along Park Ave. By 1933, it extended up Carew St as it does now, including the section of road that is now US 20 from I-291 to Boston Road. This portion was given to US 20 when it was routed up I-291, sometime between 1972 and 1974.

The Boston area 20A first appears in my 1942 map as running down Market St from North Beacon to Beacon, then onto Beacon inbound. This route was removed in 1971.

Links

Dan Vincent’s MA 20A page.


MA 1A

split

General Routing

N. Attleboro to Norwood via Wrentham and Walpole
Boston to NH border in Salisbury via E. Boston, Lynn, Beverly, Ipswich and Newburyport

Upgrades & Multiplexes

Paired with US 1 from Attleboro to North Attleboro, Dedham to Boston (along with MA 128 and I-93, which picks up MA 3 and then MA 3A, and again in Salisbury.
Brief multiplex with MA 16 in Revere.
Cosigned with MA 129 in Lynn.
Cosigned with MA 114 in Salem.
Cosigned with MA 133 in Ipswich.

History

The southern section appeared between 1933 and 1936.
The northern section appears on a 1933 map. It originally included the Revere Beach Parkway to Broadway. When US 1 was re-routed in 1971, this piece was given to MA 16.


MA 122A

General Routing

Farnumsville to Rutland

Upgrades & Multiplexes

Brief multiplex with MA 56 in Rutland.
Multiplex with MA 122 in Worcester, then joins MA 9 / MA 12 multiplex. Remains with 12 when 9 splits off.
Multiplex with MA 146 in Worcester.

History

Long enough to be its own route. Has run basically the same route since 1930. However, for a while (at least 1966 until 1972), 122A used I-290 and what would become I-190 from Quinnipiac St to West Boylston St.