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Encyclopedia > Massachusetts Route 128
Route 128
Length: 57.58[1] mi (92.67 km)
Formed: by 1927
South end: I-93/I-95/US 1 in Canton
Major
junctions:
I-90 in Weston
Route 2 in Lexington
US 3 in Burlington
I-93 in Reading
I-95 in Peabody
North end: Route 127A in Gloucester
Massachusetts State Highway Routes
< Route 127A Route 129 >

Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The majority of the highway is built to freeway standards, and about 3/5 of it is part of the Interstate Highway System. With the rapid growth of high-technology industry in the suburban areas along Route 128 from the 1960s to the 1980s, Route 128 came to symbolize the Boston high-tech community itself, though today much of the industry is located near Interstate 495, the next beltway out.[citation needed] Image File history File links MA_Route_128. ... A mile is the name of a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... Image File history File links I-93. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Image File history File links US_1. ... Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links I-90. ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ... Weston is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_2. ... Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02420 / 02421 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://ci. ... Image File history File links US_3. ... U.S. Route 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from its southern terminus at Route 2A/3 in Cambridge, MA through New Hampshire to its terminus at the Canadian border. ...   Burlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Image File history File links I-93. ... Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ...   Reading is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ...   Nickname: The Leather City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1868 Zip Code(s): 01960 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_127A.svg‎ 750 mm by 600 mm (30 in by 24 in) Massachusetts Route shield, made to the specifications of the 1996 edition of Construction and Traffic Standard Details (sign M1-5). ... Route 127A is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Gloucester to Gloucester. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... A rather strange Route 27 shield. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_127A.svg‎ 750 mm by 600 mm (30 in by 24 in) Massachusetts Route shield, made to the specifications of the 1996 edition of Construction and Traffic Standard Details (sign M1-5). ... Route 127A is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Gloucester to Gloucester. ... Route 129 is an east-west Massachusetts state route that runs from Chelmsford to Marblehead. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_129. ... The 26th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II. // World War I Activated: July 1917 (National Guard Division from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). ... A sign on the Hampton Roads Beltway in Virginia, United States, traveling on the outer loop (counterclockwise). ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... It has been suggested that Autobahn be merged into this article or section. ... The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System, is a network of freeways in the United States. ... High tech refers to technology that is at the cutting-edge—the most advanced technology currently available. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway beltway in Massachusetts. ...


In local culture, Route 128 is seen as something of a dividing line between the inner municipalities of Greater Boston and the more far-flung suburbs. The road's roughly 10-mile radius, for example, also delimits most of the area accessible by the MBTA rapid transit system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway system, usually in an urban area, with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ...


The south end of Route 128 is in Canton, where Interstate 95 heads south towards Providence, Rhode Island, just east of the Northeast Corridor's Route 128 Station. However, common usage, as well as signs until 1997, continues Route 128 east along the first 7 miles (11 km) of Interstate 93 to the Braintree Split in Braintree, where I-93 turns north with Route 3 towards downtown Boston. This section of former Route 128 serves as the north end of the Route 24 freeway to Fall River. (Until 1965, Route 128 continued further, southeast along Route 3 and roughly north on Route 228 to Hull.) Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City Location in Rhode Island Coordinates: Country United States State Rhode Island County Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Area    - City 20. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... Amtrak waiting area at Rte 128 station. ... Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... The Braintree Split is the intersection of Route 128 (officially Interstate 93), Route 3, and the Southeast Expressway (also I-93). ...   Braintree is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Massachusetts State Highway 24 (Route 24) is a freeway (though not up to Interstate Highway standards north of I-495) in Southeastern Massachusetts, linking Fall River with the Boston metropolitan area. ... Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ...   Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


From Canton, Route 128 and Interstate 95 heads northwest, north, northeast and east around the Boston area to Peabody, where I-95 splits to head north towards Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Along this section, Route 128 has major interchanges with Interstate 90 (the Mass Pike), Route 2, U.S. Route 3 and Interstate 93. On roads approaching Route 128 here, guide signs only list I-95; Route 128 shields are in a separate sign assembly. U.S. Route 1 has also run along Route 128 near Dedham since 1989, forming a three-way wrong-way concurrency, with I-95 and Route 128 going one way and US 1 the other. (US 1 continues east on I-93 - former Route 128 - to Braintree, and turns north there with I-93 into Boston.)   Nickname: The Leather City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1868 Zip Code(s): 01960 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Location Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates , Government County Rockingham County City Manager John P. Bohenko Geographical characteristics Area     City 16. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ... Massachusetts Turnpike logo. ... Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... U.S. Route 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from its southern terminus at Route 2A/3 in Cambridge, MA through New Hampshire to its terminus at the Canadian border. ... Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Seal of Dedham, MA Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


After it splits from I-95 in Peabody, Route 128 continues east into Cape Ann. The freeway ends at a rotary with Route 127 in Gloucester, and the last bit of Route 128 is a surface road that bypasses downtown Gloucester to the northeast. After crossing Route 127 again (Route 127 runs in a loop through Gloucester and Rockport), Route 128 ends at Route 127A east of downtown Gloucester. Cape Ann, Massachusetts Landsat satellite photo of Cape Ann Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... It has been suggested that Autobahn be merged into this article or section. ... A roundabout or rotary is a type of road junction (or traffic calming device) at which traffic streams around a central island, after first yielding (giving way) to the circulating traffic. ... Route 127 is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Beverly to Gloucester. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1840 Zip Code(s): 01966 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Route 127A is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Gloucester to Gloucester. ...

Contents

The road

The route 128 number dates from the origin of the Massachusetts highway system in the 1920s. By the 1950s, it ran from Nantasket Beach in Hull to Gloucester. The first, 27-mile, section of the current limited-access highway from Braintree to Gloucester was opened in 1951. It was the first limited-access circumferential highway in the United States. All but the northernmost few miles of the route is freeway. Hull is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Braintree, please see the article Braintree (CDP), Massachusetts. ... It has been suggested that Autobahn be merged into this article or section. ...

Since 1997, the south end of Route 128 has been in Canton, where Interstate 95 south leaves the beltway and Interstate 93 north begins. U.S. Route 1 north continues straight.
Since 1997, the south end of Route 128 has been in Canton, where Interstate 95 south leaves the beltway and Interstate 93 north begins. U.S. Route 1 north continues straight.

Currently Route 128 runs concurrently with Interstate 95 from Canton north to Peabody and, when I-95 continues north from Peabody toward New Hampshire, east from Peabody to Gloucester. Until the early 1990s, it also ran concurrently with the present Interstate 93 from Canton to Braintree. This stretch of Interstate 93, which is now also designated as part of U.S. Route 1, though no longer officially part of Route 128, is still often referred to as "Route 128" by locals. The I-95 and I-93 signage were added in the mid-1970s when plans to construct I-95 through Boston, directly connecting the two I-95/MA-128 interchanges, were cancelled. An unused cloverleaf in Canton is one leftover structure from this plan. Image File history File links 128_south_end. ... Image File history File links 128_south_end. ... Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ...   Canton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ...   Canton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


Until 1965, while and shortly after the Route 3 freeway to Cape Cod was fully finished, the section of current Route 3 between exits 15 and 20 was also designated as Route 128. The route's southern end was then truncated to its intersection with Route 3 in Braintree. The non-freeway section of Route 128 from Route 3 through Hingham to Nantasket was redesignated Route 228. The Massachusetts Highway Department has tried twice, in 1997 and 2003, to truncate 128 even further, back to its intersection with I-95 in Peabody, but local opposition has convinced them to back down. A reflection of these attempts are along every interchange, where the main signage on the intersecting route indicates the highway as I-95, while smaller signage to the sides also identifies the road as Route 128. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Settled: 1633 â€“ Incorporated: 1635 Zip Code(s): 02043 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) is the highway department in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, responsible for maintenance of all state highways and signage of numbered routes. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ...

The north end of Route 128 is at Route 127A in Gloucester. (The sign pointing Route 127A south straight is incorrect; it is actually to the right, where the sign points "ALT 127".
The north end of Route 128 is at Route 127A in Gloucester. (The sign pointing Route 127A south straight is incorrect; it is actually to the right, where the sign points "ALT 127".

The area along the western part of Route 128 is home to a number of high-technology firms and corporations. This part of Route 128 has been dubbed "America's Technology Highway" and at one time was second only to Silicon Valley. Image File history File links 128_north_end. ... Image File history File links 128_north_end. ... Route 127A is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Gloucester to Gloucester. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ...


Route 128 makes more than a 180-degree arc around Boston, and clockwise is "north" even when the road heads slightly south of east when approaching the Atlantic Ocean. Hackers in the area refer to this as going "logical north" on the route. Interstate 93, going north-and-south, intersects Route 128, which nominally goes north-and-south, at a right angle, about 15 miles north of Boston. A traveller going "logical south" on 128 (compass west) from the I-93 interchange will soon find himself driving due west, travelling logically south on 128 and I-95, and north on US 3 in a wrong-way concurrency. Like the I-95 signage mapping onto 128, the mapping of US 3 onto this stretch of 128 is due to US 3 as a separate limited access highway terminating in Burlington on 128 instead of further south at MA-2 in Lexington as originally envisioned. This abrupt termination requires the US 3 signage to continue along 128 for somewhat over a mile until it can interchange the old US 3 surface arterial. Moreover, when I-93 and Route 128 ran concurrently south of Boston, before the route was truncated to the I-95 interchange in Canton, they were signed in opposite directions, so it was possible to travel north on I-93 and south on Route 128 at the same time. Hackers are sometimes portrayed as mysterious and strange. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST QU-5 0. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Burlington is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02420 / 02421 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://ci. ...


Road Geeks have taken extensive interest in the many anomalies of 128, although many roads around the world have similar inconsistencies. What may make 128 unique is the history behind the multiplexing and more importantly, the role of the road as a beltway in a region notorious for confusing and seemingly planless roads. A roadgeek (sometimes roadfan) is a person that is interested in roads as a hobby. ...


Much of Route 128 is now part of the Interstate system, being multiplexed with I-95 (and possibly I-93, depending on the lastest changes to the official designation of 128's endpoints). However, the vast majority of locals will refer to these stretches as 128; it is uncommon for a local to use the Interstate designation(s) in ordinary conversation or while giving directions.

Exit 10 is signed heading northbound as the at-grade intersection with Route 127.
Exit 10 is signed heading northbound as the at-grade intersection with Route 127.

The northernmost several exits along Route 128, past exit 12, are not grade-separated interchanges. Exit 10 is signed as the signalized intersection with Route 127, and there are two rotaries between that and exit 12 (the Crafts Road interchange). Image File history File links 128_north_approaching_exit_10. ... Image File history File links 128_north_approaching_exit_10. ... An at-grade intersection is a junction at which two or more transport axes cross at the same level (or grade). ... Route 127 is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Beverly to Gloucester. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... Traffic lights will sometimes differ where there are several lanes of traffic. ... Route 127 is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Beverly to Gloucester. ... A roundabout or rotary is a type of road junction (or traffic calming device) at which traffic streams around a central island, after first yielding (giving way) to the circulating traffic. ...


Route 128 Station is located along the highway in Westwood, Massachusetts and is served by Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line and MBTA commuter rail. Amtrak waiting area at Rte 128 station. ...   Westwood is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...


Route 128 has also been mentioned in several rock and roll songs such as "Blue Thunder" by Galaxie 500 and the road anthem "Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers. 1989s On Fire Galaxie 500 was a seminal guitar band from the late 1980s who were heavily influenced by the late Velvet Underground. ... Jonathan Richman (born May 15, 1951) is an American proto-punk icon and one of the progenitors of indie rock. ...


The high-tech region

In 1955, Business Week ran an article entitled "New England Highway Upsets Old Way of Life" and referred to Route 128 as "the Magic Semicircle". By 1958, it needed to be widened from six to eight lanes, and business growth continued. In 1957, there were 99 companies employing 17,000 workers along 128; in 1965, 574; in 1973, 1212. In the 1980s, the positive effects of this growth on the Massachusetts economy were dubbed the "Massachusetts Miracle". Massachusetts Miracle refers to a period of economic growth in the state of Massachusetts during most of the 1980s. ...


Major companies located in the broader Route 128 area included Digital Equipment Corporation, Data General, Thermo Electron Corporation, Analog Devices, Computervision, Polaroid, and Raytheon. Digital Equipment Corporation was a pioneering company in the American computer industry. ... Data General was one of the first minicomputer firms from the late 1960s. ... Thermo Electron Corporation (Thermo) NYSE: TMO (incorporated 1956) is a major provider of analytical instruments and services for a variety of domains. ... Analog Devices is an American multinational producer of semiconductor devices. ... Computervision, Inc. ... The Polaroid Corporation was founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land. ... Raytheon Company NYSE: RTN is a major United States military contractor based in Waltham, Massachusetts. ...


History

Surface roads and south Circumferential Highway

Route 128 was assigned by 1927[2] along local roads, running from Route 138 in Milton around the west side of Boston to Route 107 (Essex Street or Bridge Street) in Salem. Its route was as follows: Massachusetts Route 138, is a north-south state highway in Massachusetts. ... Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...

Town Streets
Milton Milton Street
Boston (Hyde Park) Neponset Valley Parkway, Milton Street
Dedham Milton Street, High Street, Common Street, West Street
Needham Dedham Avenue, Highland Avenue
Newton Needham Street, Winchester Street, Centre Street, Walnut Street, Crafts Street, Waltham Street
Waltham High Street, Newton Street, Main Street (U.S. Route 20), Lexington Street
Lexington Waltham Street, Massachusetts Avenue (Route 2A, now Route 4/Route 225), Woburn Street
Woburn Lexington Street, Pleasant Street, Montvale Avenue
Stoneham Montvale Avenue, Main Street (Route 28), Elm Street
Wakefield Albion Street, North Avenue, Water Street, Vernon Street, New Salem Street, Salem Street
Lynnfield Salem Street
Peabody Lynnfield Street, Washington Street, Main Street
Salem Boston Street

By 1928, it had been extended east to Quincy from its south end along the following streets, ending at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 3A (now Route 3A and Route 53):[3] Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated  September 17, 1630  1820, as a city County  Suffolk County Mayor  Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water  232. ... Hyde Park is the most southern neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Dedham, MA Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1680 â€“ Incorporated: 1711 Zip Code(s): 02492 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Waltham is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... U.S. Route 20 is an east-west United States highway. ...   Settled: 1642 â€“ Incorporated: 1713 Zip Code(s): 02420 / 02421 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://ci. ... Massachusetts Avenue is the name shared by prominent streets located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington, D.C., USA; and Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Each Massachusetts Avenue is commonly called Mass. ... Massachusetts Route 2A exists in several sections of Massachusetts, mainly as parts of former Route 2 that have been moved or upgraded. ... Massachusetts Route 4, is a northwest-southeast state highway in Massachusetts. ... Route 225 is a northwest-southeast state highway in Massachusetts, which is signed as an east-west route. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...   Stoneham is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Massachusetts Route 28 is a nominally north-south route running from the New Hampshire state line, through Boston and the western reaches of Norfolk and Plymouth counties, and then west-to-east on Cape Cod, finally ending as a south-north section between Chatham and Orleans. ... Wakefield is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1814 Zip Code(s): 01940 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ...   Nickname: The Leather City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1868 Zip Code(s): 01960 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Route 3A is a state highway in eastern Massachusetts, whose southern portion parallels Route 3 from Cedarville in southern Plymouth to Neponset in the Dorchester area of Boston. ...

Town Streets
Quincy Washington Street, Hancock Street, Adams Street
Milton Adams Street, Centre Street, Canton Avenue, Dollar Lane

The first section of the new Circumferential Highway, in no way the freeway that it is now, was the piece from Route 9 in Wellesley around the south side of Boston to Route 3 (now Route 53) in Hingham. Parts of this were built as new roads, but most of it was along existing roads that were improved to handle the traffic. In 1931, the Massachusetts Department of Public Works acquired a right-of-way from Route 138 in Canton through Westwood, Dedham and Needham to Route 9 in Wellesley. This was mostly 80 feet (24 m) wide, only shrinking to 70 feet (21 m) in Needham, in the area of Great Plain Avenue and the Needham Line. Much of this was along new alignment, but about half - mostly in Needham - was along existing roads: Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... It has been suggested that Autobahn be merged into this article or section. ... Massachusetts State Highway 9, always referred to simply as Route 9, is a major east-west state highway in Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1660 â€“ Incorporated: 1881 Zip Code(s): 02481, 02482 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Seal of Hingham, MA Hingham is a town located in Plymouth County on the South Shore of Massachusetts. ... Right-of-way is a legal term which may have any of several meanings: priority at a crossing, or in traffic. ... Massachusetts Route 138, is a north-south state highway in Massachusetts. ... Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Westwood is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Dedham, MA Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1680 â€“ Incorporated: 1711 Zip Code(s): 02492 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... The Needham Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running west from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, and the town of Needham. ...

  • Royall Street from west of Route 138 to east of Green Street (Canton)
  • Green Lodge Street from Royall Street (now cut by Route 128) to Route 128 Station (Canton and Westwood)
  • Greendale Avenue from Lyons Street and Common Street just south of the Charles River to Hunting Avenue (Dedham and Needham)
  • Fremont Street north from Highland Avenue (Needham)
  • Reservoir Street from Central Avenue to Route 9 (Needham and Wellesley)[4]

From Route 138 in Canton east through the Blue Hills Reservation in Canton, Milton, Quincy and Braintree, Norfolk County acquired a right-of-way in 1927[5] and built the Blue Hill River Road. This tied into West Street in northwest Braintree, which itself had been taken over by the county in 1923.[6] Amtrak waiting area at Rte 128 station. ... The Charles River from the Boston side, facing Cambridge and the main campus of Harvard University. ... The Blue Hills Reservation is a conservation area located in eastern Massachusetts including land from the cities of Milton, Canton, Quincy, Dedham, Westwood, Randolph, Quincy, and Boston. ... Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ...   Braintree is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


West Street led to Route 37, which ran southeast to Braintree center. This part of Route 37 had been taken over by the state in 1919 (to Braintree center)[7] and 1917 (in Braintree center).[8]


The rest of the new highway, from Route 37 east to Route 3 (now Route 53), through Braintree, Weymouth and Hingham, was taken over by the state in 1929. This was all along existing roads, except possibly the part of Park Avenue west of Route 18 in Weymouth.[9] Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1635 Zip Code(s): 02188 - 02189 - 02190 - 02191 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Seal of Hingham, MA Hingham is a town located in Plymouth County on the South Shore of Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Route 18, is a south-north state highway in Massachusetts. ...


By 1933,[10] the whole Circumferential Highway had been completed, and, except for the piece from Route 9 in Wellesley south to Highland Avenue in Needham, was designated as Route 128. Former Route 128 along Highland Avenue into Needham center was left unnumbered (as was the Circumferential Highway north of Highland Avenue), but the rest of former Route 128, from Needham center east to Quincy, became part of Route 135. Thus the full route of the Circumferential Highway, as it existed by 1933, is now the following roads: Massachusetts State Highway 9, always referred to simply as Route 9, is a major east-west state highway in Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1660 â€“ Incorporated: 1881 Zip Code(s): 02481, 02482 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1680 â€“ Incorporated: 1711 Zip Code(s): 02492 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Route 135 is an east-west state highway in Massachusetts. ...

Town Streets
Hingham Derby Street, Old Derby Street
Weymouth Ralph Talbot Street, Park Avenue, Columbian Street
Braintree Columbian Street, Grove Street, Washington Street (Route 37), Franklin Street (Route 37), West Street, closed road in the Blue Hills Reservation
Quincy closed road in the Blue Hills Reservation (partly upgraded on the spot to Route 128), Blue Hill River Road
Milton Blue Hill River Road, Hillside Street
Canton Blue Hill River Road, Royall Street, Green Lodge Street (cut by the Route 128/Interstate 95 interchange)
Westwood Blue Hill Drive (cut by Route 128 Station, and later upgraded on the spot as northbound Route 128)
Dedham and Westwood upgraded on the spot as northbound Route 128 (under U.S. Route 1) and then mostly in the median
Needham Greendale Avenue, Hunting Road, southbound Route 128 under Highland Avenue, Reservoir Street
Wellesley inside the present Route 9 interchange

At the same time as Route 128 was extended along the new Circumferential Highway, it was extended further into Hull. This alignment, not part of the Circumferential Highway, ran southeast on Route 3 (now Route 53) to the border of Hingham and Norwell, where it turned north on present Route 228 through Hingham and into Hull. The end of the numbered route was at the south end of Nantasket Beach, where Nantasket Avenue curves northwest to follow the shore of Massachusetts Bay.[11] Seal of Hingham, MA Hingham is a town located in Plymouth County on the South Shore of Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1630 â€“ Incorporated: 1635 Zip Code(s): 02188 - 02189 - 02190 - 02191 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ...   Braintree is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... The Blue Hills Reservation is a conservation area located in eastern Massachusetts including land from the cities of Milton, Canton, Quincy, Dedham, Westwood, Randolph, Quincy, and Boston. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Canton is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... Westwood is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Amtrak waiting area at Rte 128 station. ... Seal of Dedham, MA Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... On an expressway, motorway, or autobahn, the median (North American English) or central reservation (British English) is the strip of grass or the wall which separates opposing lanes of traffic. ...   Settled: 1680 â€“ Incorporated: 1711 Zip Code(s): 02492 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1660 â€“ Incorporated: 1881 Zip Code(s): 02481, 02482 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Massachusetts State Highway 9, always referred to simply as Route 9, is a major east-west state highway in Massachusetts. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ...   Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Seal of Hingham, MA Hingham is a town located in Plymouth County on the South Shore of Massachusetts. ...   Norwell is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Massachusetts Bay is one of the large bays of the Atlantic Ocean that form the distinctive shape of the coastline of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ...


West and north Circumferential Highway and extension to Gloucester

Upgrading to freeway standards and designation as an Interstate



Signage

Signs installed before Interstate 95 was moved onto Route 128 in the 1970s prominently displayed the Route 128 designation.
Signage on Interstate 90 - the Massachusetts Turnpike - clearly shows both routes.
After I-95 was moved to Route 128, new signs instead featured only that designation, with Route 128 marked only on separate sign assemblies.
Other than on the Mass Pike, the only overhead signs to include both I-95 and Route 128 are near their northern split in Peabody.
The overhead sign on U.S. Route 1 north at the exit to Route 128 in Lynnfield, near the split in Peabody, originally indicated both directions of Route 128. (I-95 is only marked south because a more direct ramp to I-95 north exists straight ahead.) A standard sign assembly for Route 128 south was also installed.
When the above sign was replaced in 2003 or 2004, Route 128 south was removed.
Overhead signage on the ramp from US 1 north to Route 128 similarly only shows Route 128 north.
Until 1997, Route 128's south end was at the Braintree Split in Braintree. Several signs for Route 3 in that area still indicated that in 2001.

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Exit list

This exit list covers all of Route 128 as it existed before 1997.

Milepost Municipality # Destinations Notes
Old
Braintree 69 Interstate 93 north; U.S. Route 1 north; Route 3 north - Boston southbound exit and northbound entrance
69 7 Route 3 south - Cape Cod southbound exit and northbound entrance
68 6 Route 37 - Braintree; Holbrook
Randolph 67 5 Route 28 - Randolph; Milton split into 5A and 5B
66 4 Route 24 south - Brockton; Fall River
2.978 Milton 65 3 Ponkapoag Trail - Houghton's Pond
1.781 Canton 61
60
64 2 Route 138 - Stoughton; Milton split into 2A and 2B
63 1 Interstate 95 south - Providence, RI I-95 joins northbound and leaves southbound; I-93 ends northbound and begins southbound
Dedham 59 62 13 University Avenue - MBTA/Amtrak station
28.553
28.719
Westwood 58 61 14 East Street; Canton Street
29.32 Dedham 57
56
60 15 to Route 1A; U.S. Route 1 south - Dedham; Norwood split into 15A and 15B
30.82 55B
55A
59 16 Route 109 - Dedham; Westwood split into 16A and 16B
32.3 55 58 17 Route 135 - Needham; Natick
32.77 Needham 54A 57 18 Great Plain Avenue - Dedham; West Roxbury
35.55 54
53
56 19 Highland Avenue - Newton Highlands; Needham split into 19A and 19B
36.6 Wellesley 52
51
55 20 Route 9 - Brookline; Boston; Framingham; Worcester split into 20A and 20B
Newton 50
49
54 21 Route 16 - Newton; Waban; West Newton; Wellesley split into 21A and 21B southbound
53 22 Grove Street - MBTA station; Auburndale
Weston 52 23 Recreation Road northbound exit and entrance
39.218 51 24 Route 30 - Newton; Wayland
50 25 Interstate 90 - Mass Pike; Worcester
41.16
41.31
Waltham 44
43
49 26 U.S. Route 20 - Waltham; Weston
43.09 42A 48 27 Totten Pond Road; Wyman Street; Winter Street - Waltham split into 27A and 27B
44.35 42 47 28 Trapelo Road - Belmont; Lincoln split into 28A and 28B northbound
45.22 Lexington 41
40
46 29 Route 2 - Arlington; Cambridge; Acton; Fitchburg split into 29A and 29B
46.3 39
38
45 30 Route 2A - East Lexington; Hanscom Field; Concord split into 30A and 30B
48.5 37
36
44 31 - Lexington; Bedford split into 31A and 31B
49.87 Burlington 35A 43 32A U.S. Route 3 north - Lowell; Nashua, NH US 3 joins northbound and leaves southbound
35 42 32B Middlesex Turnpike - Arlington; Burlington
51.565 34
33
41 33 U.S. Route 3 south; Route 3A north - Winchester; Burlington; Billerica split into 33A and 33B; US 3 joins southbound and leaves northbound
52.44 32 40 34 Winn Street - Burlington; Woburn; Billerica
53.487
53.581
Woburn 31
30
39 35 Route 38 - Woburn; Wilmington
38 36 Washington Street - Woburn; Winchester
55.151 Reading 37 37 Interstate 93 - Boston; Concord, NH split into 37A and 37B
36 38 Route 28 - Stoneham; Reading split into 38A and 38B
57.590 Wakefield 35 39 North Avenue - Reading; Wakefield
58.259
58.416
34 40 Route 129 - Wakefield Center; Wilmington
59.11 Lynnfield 33 41 Main Street - Lynnfield Center; Wakefield
60.669 Wakefield 32 42 Salem Street - Wakefield
61.319 Lynnfield 31 43 Walnut Street - Saugus; Lynn; Lynnfield
62.701
0.000
Peabody 30 44 U.S. Route 1; Route 129 - Boston; Danvers split into 44A and 44B northbound
2.365 29 Interstate 95 north - Portsmouth, NH I-95 joins southbound and leaves northbound
28 Forest Street; Centennial Drive Summit Street, an at-grade intersection, was "exit 27"
18 26 Lowell Street - Peabody; Salem
3.71 17
16
25 Route 114 - Salem; Marblehead; Middleton split into 25A and 25B
4.42 Danvers 15A 24 Endicott Street
5.13 23 Route 35 - Salem; Danvers split into 23N and 23S
5.73 22 Route 62 - Beverly; Danvers; Middleton split into 22W and 22E northbound
21 Trask Lane - Folly Hill northbound exit and entrance
21 Conant Street - Industrial Park southbound exit and entrance
7.45 Beverly 20 Route 1A - Beverly; Hamilton split into 20A and 20B
8.100 19 Sohier Road; Brimbal Avenue - Beverly; Montserrat
9.329 18 Route 22 - Essex; Wenham; Beverly
11.406 Wenham 17 Grapevine Road - Beverly Farms; Prides Crossing; Wenham
13.03 Manchester 16 Pine Street - Manchester; Magnolia
14.391 15 School Street - Manchester; Magnolia
17.469 Gloucester 14 Route 133 - West Gloucester; Gloucester Harbor; Essex; Ipswich
18.193 13 Concord Street - Wingaersheek Beach
18.942 12 Crafts Road - Rust Island
Route 127 north - Annisquam; Pigeon Cove Grant Circle
Blackburn Industrial Park Boulevard Blackburn Circle
21.6 10 Route 127 - Gloucester; Manchester; Rockport at-grade intersection
21.769 Route 127A - State Pier; Bass Rocks; Rockport; Eastern Point at-grade intersection

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Route 129 is an east-west Massachusetts state route that runs from Chelmsford to Marblehead. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated  September 17, 1630  1820, as a city County  Suffolk County Mayor  Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water  232. ... Seal of Danvers, MA Danvers, a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts was formerly named Salem Village. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... New Hampshire State Seal, which depicts the USS Raleigh built in 1776 beside the Piscataqua River. ...   Nickname: The Leather City Settled: 1626 â€“ Incorporated: 1868 Zip Code(s): 01960 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_114. ... Route 114 is a Massachusetts state route that essentially is a northwest-southeast route, but is technically considered to go east-west. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1629 â€“ Incorporated: 1649 Zip Code(s): 01945 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ...   Middleton is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Seal of Danvers, MA Danvers, a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts was formerly named Salem Village. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_35. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Danvers, MA Danvers, a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts was formerly named Salem Village. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_62. ... Massachusetts Route 62, is an east-west state highway in Massachusetts. ... Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Seal of Danvers, MA Danvers, a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts was formerly named Salem Village. ...   Middleton is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_1A.svg 600 mm by 600 mm (24 in by 24 in) Massachusetts Route shield, made to the specifications of the 1996 edition of Construction and Traffic Standard Details (sign M1-5). ... Massachusetts State Highway 1A consists of three alternate routes to U.S. Highway 1. ... Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1793 Zip Code(s): 01936 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_22. ... Route 22 Southern Terminus: Beverly, Massachusetts Northern Terminus: Essex, Massachusetts ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2005 Road Inventory Neilbert. ...   Essex is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, 26 miles north of Boston. ...   Wenham is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Wenham is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Beverly Farms is an informally defined neighborhood at the eastern edge of the city of Beverly, Massachusetts. ...   Wenham is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. ...   Settled: 1629 â€“ Incorporated: 1645 Zip Code(s): 01944 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1629 â€“ Incorporated: 1645 Zip Code(s): 01944 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1629 â€“ Incorporated: 1645 Zip Code(s): 01944 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_133. ...   Essex is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, 26 miles north of Boston. ...   Settled: 1633 â€“ Incorporated: 1634 Zip Code(s): 01938 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_127. ... Route 127 is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Beverly to Gloucester. ... Annisquam is a small village on the northern coast of Massachusetts. ... Grant Circle is at the intersection of New Hampshire and Illinois Avenues and Varnum and 5th Streets. ... Image File history File links MA_Route_127. ... Route 127 is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Beverly to Gloucester. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1642 Zip Code(s): 01930 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1629 â€“ Incorporated: 1645 Zip Code(s): 01944 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1840 Zip Code(s): 01966 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... An at-grade intersection is a junction at which two or more transport axes cross at the same level (or grade). ... Image File history File links MA_Route_127A.svg‎ 750 mm by 600 mm (30 in by 24 in) Massachusetts Route shield, made to the specifications of the 1996 edition of Construction and Traffic Standard Details (sign M1-5). ... Route 127A is a north-south Massachusetts state route that runs from Gloucester to Gloucester. ...   Settled: 1623 â€“ Incorporated: 1840 Zip Code(s): 01966 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... An at-grade intersection is a junction at which two or more transport axes cross at the same level (or grade). ...

References

  1. ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2005 Road Inventory
  2. ^ 1927 Rand McNally Boston and vicinity map
  3. ^ 1928 map of numbered routes in Boston and vicinity, prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works for the New England Affairs Bureau, Boston Chamber of Commerce
  4. ^ MassHighway state highway layout plans:
  5. ^ MassHighway state highway layout plan 3960
  6. ^ MassHighway state highway layout plan 6741
  7. ^ MassHighway state highway layout plan 1823 (June 24, 1919)
  8. ^ MassHighway state highway layout plan 1765 (September 4, 1917)
  9. ^ MassHighway state highway layout plans:
  10. ^ 1933 General Drafting Boston and vicinity map
  11. ^ 1937 Massachusetts Department of Public Works map of Hull

The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) is the highway department in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, responsible for maintenance of all state highways and signage of numbered routes. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) is the highway department in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, responsible for maintenance of all state highways and signage of numbered routes. ... The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) is the highway department in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, responsible for maintenance of all state highways and signage of numbered routes. ... The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) is the highway department in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, responsible for maintenance of all state highways and signage of numbered routes. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) is the highway department in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, responsible for maintenance of all state highways and signage of numbered routes. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) is the highway department in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, responsible for maintenance of all state highways and signage of numbered routes. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Bibliography

  • Susan Rosegrant, David R. Lampe, Route 128: Lessons from Boston's High-Tech Community, Basic Books, 1992, ISBN 0-465-04639-8. The story of the Boston high-tech industry, starting from its 19th-century roots.

External links

  • http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/MA-128/ - Historical overview

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Massachusetts stoutly resisted all attempts at regulation from abroad, and consequently lost its charter in 1684, becoming a part of the Dominion of New England under the administration of Sir Edmund Andros.
Massachusetts was again profiting by two of her major assets, skilled labor and proximity to major markets.
Massachusetts continues to have an abundance of assets in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.
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