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Encyclopedia > Massachusetts Route 132

Massachusetts State Highway 132, or Route 132, is a highway in Barnstable, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod. The entire length of the highway is also locally signed as part of Iyanough Road. The highway is approximately 3.75 miles long. Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County6. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ...


Terminii

The northern terminus of Route 132 is at Route 6A in West Barnstable. The southern terminus is at the Airport Rotary, where it meets up with Route 28. Iyanough Road continues east on Route 28 from the rotary. In between, right at Mile 3.0, it crosses underneath US 6 at Exit 6 (mile 68 of the freeway). Until 1956, the US 6 freeway ended there. Massachusetts State Highway 6A is the name for parts of former US 6 on Cape Cod. ... A roundabout, rotary, or gyratory circus is a type of road junction (or traffic calming device) at which traffic streams circularly around a central island after first yielding to the circulating traffic. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California, USA). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Routing

Route 132 is the main link between greater Barnstable and the village of Hyannis, in fact, all of Route 132 lies within the Barnstable city limits, and connects Routes 6A and 28 via an almost straight northwest-southeast course. Originally 2 lanes on its entire length when first built, development has necessitated about half of the road's length to be widened to 4 lanes, with another stretch (between Phinney's Lane and US 6) to be widened to 4 lanes in late 2005. Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County6. ... Hyannis is a village in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


Part of the original Route 132 was bypassed around Phinney's Lane in the 1960s to straighten out the road and keep traffic moving at a reasonable pace. The old section is simply locally known as "Old Route 132 Road".


Notes

Route 132 is famous to Cape visitors and natives due to the immense number of malls and other large shopping centers along the route. The first such centers to be built along the highway in the 1960s were the Cape Cod Mall and the K-Mart Plaza, right across the street from each other. The 1980s would bring the Christmas Tree Shops Plaza, the Independence Plaza, and the Festival In Hyannis shopping center. Other restaurants, hotels, car dealerships, and strip malls dot the road densely on the southern two-thirds of the highway. The Mall, an out-of-town shopping centre at Patchway, near Bristol, England. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... The Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KMRT), based in Troy, Michigan, near Detroit, functions as a global retailer, based primarily in the United States of America. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ...


Route 132 is also the home of the Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod's only university, which is a part of the system of the University of Massachusetts, affiliated with their Dartmouth campus most. Cape Cod Community College is a two-year community college located in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. ... The University of Massachusetts (commonly referred to as UMass) is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Dartmouth is a town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ...


Route 132 also has direct access to the Cape's only freeway service plaza, along US 6. In the United States, Canada and parts of Europe, a rest area, rest stop or service station is a public facility, located adjacent to a highway or interstate, at which drivers and passengers can eat and drink, take a stroll, let their children play in grassy park-like areas, walk...


 
 

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