Month: March 2009

Mass Route Log

The Massachusetts Route Log

US 1 MA 8 US 20 MA 32 MA 45 MA 69 I-91 MA 108 MA 119 MA 130 MA 146 MA 189 MA 286 MA 514
MA 1A MA 8A MA 20A MA 32A MA 47 MA 70 I-93 MA 109 MA 120 MA 131 MA 146A I-190 I-290 MA 515
MA C1 MA 9 MA 21 MA 33 MA 49 MA 71 MA 93 MA 109A MA 121 MA 132 MA 147 MA 192 I-291 MA 516
MA 2 MA 9A MA 22 MA 34 MA 52 MA 75 I-95 MA 110 MA 121 MA 133 MA 148 MA 193 I-295 MA 517
MA 2A MA C9 MA 23 MA 35 MA 53 MA 78 MA 96 MA 110A MA 121A MA 134 MA 149 I-195 MA 295 MA 518
US 3 MA 10 MA 24 MA 36 MA 56 MA 79 MA 97 MA 111 MA 122 MA 135 MA 150 MA 197 I-391
MA 3 MA 11 MA 25 MA 37 MA 57 MA 80 MA 98 MA 112 MA 112 MA 112 MA 112 MA 198 I-395
MA 3A MA 3A MA 26 MA C37 MA 58 MA 81 MA 99 MA 113 MA 123 MA 137 MA 152 US 202 I-495
MA 4 MA 13 MA 27 MA 38 MA 60 MA 83 MA 101 MA 114 MA 124 MA 138 MA 159 MA 203 I-695
US 5 MA 14 MA 28 MA 39 MA 62 I-84 MA 102 MA 114A MA 126 MA 139 MA 169 MA 204 I-895


US 5A MA 15 MA C28 MA 40 MA 63 MA 85 MA 103 MA 115 MA 127 MA 140 MA 177 MA 213 MA 85 Connector

US 6MA 16MA 28AMA 41MA 64I-86MA 104MA 115AMA 127AMA 141MA 181MA 220Lowell Connector

MA 6AMA 17MA 29MA 42MA 66MA 86MA 105MA 116MA 128MA 142MA 183MA 225MA 501US 7MA 18MA 30MA 43MA 67MA 88MA 106MA 117MA 129MA 143MA 186MA 228MA 511MA 7AMA 19MA 31US 44MA 68I-90MA 107MA 118MA 129AMA 145MA 187MA 240MA 512

MA 112

General Routing

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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MA 142

General Routing

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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MA 114A

General Routing


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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MA 151

General Routing

West Falmouth to Mashpee.


First appears between 1946 and 1950.

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MA 86


General Routing



Number briefly used for what is now MA 286. Renumbered to avoid conflict with I-86.

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MA 124

General Routing

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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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.


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.


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.


Basically the same since 1930.

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Dan Vincent’s MA 66 page