Author: Neil

MA 151

General Routing

West Falmouth to Mashpee.

History

First appears between 1946 and 1950.

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MA 86

retired

General Routing

Salisbury

History

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.

History

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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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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