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Encyclopedia > Massachusetts Route 16

Massachusetts Route 16, often referred to simply as Route 16, is a East-West state highway in Massachusetts. Much of Route 16 is a multi-lane parkway, although it is not limited access for any significant length of road. Route 16 is also known as the Mystic Valley Parkway, the Alewife Brook Parkway, and the Revere Beach Parkway, among other names. A state highway in the United States is a numbered highway primarily administered and financed by a state government. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... A parkway is a general designation of a type of limited-access highway in the US and Canada. ...

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From the shore to the Pike

Route 16 runs north and west of the City of Boston, beginning at the Atlantic Ocean at Revere Beach, where it intersects with Route 1A and 60 at Timothy J. Mahoney Circle in Revere; this is practically adjacent to the Wonderland Greyhound Park and T stop and close to Logan Airport and Suffolk Downs. View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Nothing is more closely identified with the City of Revere than its stretch of sand and water: Revere Beach. ... Massachusetts State Highway 1A consists of four alternate routes to U.S. Highway 1. ... Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. ... Wonderland Station is the last stop on the Blue Line. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... Starting Gate at Suffolk Downs. ...


The route proceeds west by a winding path through several mixed-used industrial, commercial, and residential areas in the cities of Everett and Malden until it intersects Interstate 93 in Medford. It then veers north along the Mystic River going through Medford Center, the downtown area of that city, before turning almost due south and passing along the edge of Tufts University. Route 16 continues on a generally southerly course through North Cambridge and past Fresh Pond. This section of Route 16 is also both U.S. Highway 3 and Route 2, and this stretch of road is a much more archetypal parkway with heavy tree cover and much greenery. From there, Route 16 passes the large parking garage at the MBTA Alewife Station, leaves Route 2 and U.S. 3 and joins up with U.S. Highway 20 as it enters Watertown. Shortly after leaving Watertown Square, it enters Newton and crosses I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike; Pike Exit 16 here provides access to and from the east only. Still in Newton, Route 16 then crosses Route 30 and Route 128 (Interstate 95). In general, zoning is the division of an area into sub-areas, called zones. ... Everett is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Malden is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... A quiet afternoon on the Mystic River, as seen from very close to Grandfathers House, Medford, Massachusetts. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... Tufts University is a private university located in Medford, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. ... City Hall - Cambridge MA Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... General plan for Fresh Pond Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by the Olmsted Brothers landscape design firm, 1897. ... United States Highway 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from northern New Hampshire to Boston, Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... 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. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Fresh Pond Parkway and Rindge Avenue, in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a local transportation hub. ... United States Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... Watertown is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Massachusetts Route 30 is an east-west arterial, connecting Grafton with Kenmore Square in Boston. ... Route 128 is a ring highway with Boston at its center and surrounded by the concentric Interstate 495. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ...


From Newton to I-495

This area west of Boston, also called MetroWest, that Route 16 now travels across is considered by many to contain several quintessential New England towns. The route now goes by restored antique, colonial homes and stentorian town buildings.[1] Interstate 495 is the designation of an Interstate highway beltway in Massachusetts. ... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ... Colonial house Henry M. Jacksons home Everett, Washington A colonial house, also called Georgian, is a style of house that was popular in America from 1690 to 1830. ...


From the Pike, Route 16 goes southwesterly past Lasell College in Newton, and through Wellesley, where Wellesley College and Babson College are located. The road then passes the Elm Bank Reservation in Sherborn, through Holliston, by Weston Pond, and shortly thereafter hits I-495. A compass rose with Southwest highlighted The terms southwest and south west, can refer to: Southwest, the ordinal direction halfway between south and west, the opposite of northeast The Southwest United States Southwest, Western Australia Southwest Airlines The Southwest Biosphere Reserve in Australia; see List of Biosphere Reserves in Australia... Wellesley is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Wellesley College is a womens liberal arts college that opened in 1875, founded by Henry Fowle Durant and his wife Pauline Fowle Durant. ... Babson College was founded by Roger Babson, a businessman and writer. ... Sherborn is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Holliston is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ...


From the Outer Loop to Lake Chaubunagungamaug

After passing I-495, the route continues to the southwest, going through Milford, Hopedale, Mendon, Uxbridge, and Douglas with a trip through the Douglas State Forest in the last town. Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is an unofficial name of Lake Chaubunagungamaug east of Webster, Massachusetts. ... REDIRECT Milford (town), Massachusetts   This is a redirect from a title with a U.S. postal abbreviation. ... REDIRECT Hopedale (town), Massachusetts   This is a redirect from a title with a U.S. postal abbreviation. ... Mendon is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Uxbridge is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Douglas is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ...


Route 16 ends at its intersection with I-395 in Dudley, along the shore of Lake Chaubunagungamaug,[2] and not far from the Connecticut border. The 67 mile long north-south Interstate 395 begins at Interstate 95 near Waterford, Connecticut and ends at Interstate 90 in Auburn, Massachusetts, where it becomes Interstate 290. ... Dudley is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ...


History

Parts of Route 16 were historically maintained by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), and while the MDC no longer exists, the parkway portions of the route are still patrolled by the Massachusetts State Police as a remant of the former MDC jurisdiction. The Metropolitian District Commission is a defunct agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is an agency of the state of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety responsible for law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulation across the state. ...


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