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Encyclopedia > Massachusetts Route 3

Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. All of it, except for the northernmost end in downtown Boston, is freeway. United States Highway 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from northern New Hampshire to Boston, Massachusetts. ... City nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 89. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ...


The section from Boston to Braintree is also marked as Interstate 93 and U.S. Highway 1 and is known as both the Central Artery and the Southeast Expressway. In Braintree, I-93 and US-1 split to follow the Yankee Division Highway to Interstate 95, and Route 3 continues south on its own, as the Pilgrim Highway. This section extends to a rotary in Sagamore, where Route 3 ends at a junction with U.S. Highway 6 just before the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal. There is currently a project underway to replace this rotary with a grade-separated flyover. Braintree is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... 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. ... 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. ... Sagamore is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... The Sagamore Bridge carries U.S. Highway 6 across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the rest of Massachusetts, USA. Most traffic approaching from the north follows Massachusetts Route 3, which ends at US 6, just north of the bridge, and provides freeway connections from Boston and Interstate... Cape Cod Canal The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway traversing the narrow neck of land that anchors Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts. ...


Because Massachusetts Route 3 and U.S Highway 3 are treated as the same route by the Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway), mileposts move continuously upward from Bourne to the New Hampshire border, some have suggested the entire highway be signed as U.S. 3. Others have suggested that the Pilgrim's Highway portion of the route from Braintree to Cape Cod deserves an interstate designation, most logically a spur route from Interstate 93, or that I-93 itself be routed along the highway to Cape Cod. State nickname: The Granite State Other U.S. States Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch (D) Senators {{{Senators}}} Official languages English Area 24,239 km² (46th)  - Land 23,249 km²  - Water 814 km² (3. ... Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ...


External Link

  • MA-3/Pilgrim's Highway on Bostonroads.com
This article relating to Massachusetts State Highways (a.k.a. Massachusetts State Routes) is a stub. Please help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Route 3 (Massachusetts) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (208 words)
Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod.
The section from Boston to Braintree is also marked as Interstate 93 and U.S. Route 1 and is known in downtown Boston as the Central Artery, and south of downtown as the Southeast Expressway.
This article relating to Massachusetts state highways (assigned route numbers) is a stub.
U.S. Route 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
U.S. Route 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from its southern terminus at U.S. Route 20 in Boston through New Hampshire to its terminus at the Canadian border.
In Massachusetts it is a freeway from Burlington, Massachusetts to the New Hampshire border and for two miles (3 km) as part of the Everett Turnpike.
Massachusetts Route 3 continues beyond Boston to Cape Cod, but has never been part of US 3.
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