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Encyclopedia > Route 2 (Massachusetts)

Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. Along with Route 9 and Route 20 to the South, these highways are the main alternatives to the Massachusetts Turnpike/I-90 toll highway. A state highway in the United States is a numbered highway primarily administered and financed by a state government. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 305 km 80 km 25. ... Massachusetts State Highway 9, always referred to simply as Route 9, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... View of the Turnpike from an overpass by Boston University, facing east (towards central Boston). ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 WA 2 I-15 MT 219 - 227 I-25 WY 55 I-35 MN 159 I-65 IN 17 I-80 IN 21 - OH 142 I-75 OH 64 I-95 MA 14-15 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next I-82 WA-92...


Route 2 runs the entire length of Massachusetts, beginning at the New York border, where is connects with New York State Highway 2. It proceeds east on a winding, scenic path through the Berkshire mountains to Williamstown and North Adams. It connects briefly with Interstate 91 at an interchange near Greenfield and becomes a Super-2 freeway in Millers Falls at its intersection with Route 63 (with a gap in the freeway in the Erving area). After its eastern intersection with US 202, it becomes a full freeway, though not even close to Interstate standards. It continues through Gardner and Leominster to Boston's outer and inner belts, Interstate 495 and Interstate 95/Route 128 (though a large portion of Route 2, between Acton and I-95 in Lexington, is either 4-lane or divided 4-lane (the latter being an expressway as defined by most USA highway departments) with surface intersections). From there, Route 2 is a six-lane and then eight-lane limited access highway (freeway) until Exit 60, where it narrows with little warning to four lanes. Exit 61 leads directly to the large parking garage at the MBTA Alewife Station. Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... New York State Highway 2 is a New York State Highway that starts in Latham, New York at the intersection of Interstate Highway 87 and New York State Highway 7 and ends at the Massachusetts border. ... Williamstown is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Interstate 91 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... In the field of road transport, a road junction is a place where two or more roads either meet or cross. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA The Town of Greenfield, a city to be known as the Town of Greenfield is located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... A super-2 is a two-lane freeway-standard road, usually without a median barrier. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... Millers Falls is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Montague in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Erving is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) defines standards for Interstate Highways in their publication A Policy on Design Standards - Interstate System. ... Gardner is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Leominster is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway beltway in Massachusetts. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-10 FL 351B I-20 SC 160B I-40 NC 81 I-85 VA 51 GAP I-80 NJ 68-69 I-90 MA 24 (41) Canadian Border (NB-95) (ME 305) Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an... Route 128 is a ring highway with Boston at its center and surrounded by the concentric Interstate 495. ... Acton is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts about twenty-four miles west-northwest of Boston along Massachusetts Route 2 past Concord. ... Minute Man statue on Lexington Green, by H. H. Kitson. ... An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... 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. ...


The limited access portion ends at a signalized intersection, where it merges with U.S. Highway 3 south and Route 16 west in Cambridge and continues as a four-lane surface road to the Boston Public Garden. Route 2 was originally planned to continue as Boston's northwest expressway (freeway) to a junction with Interstate 695, the Inner Beltway, but this, along with the Inner Beltway itself, was cancelled in 1970, accounting for the abrupt narrowing at Alewife. MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE QU-5 0. ... Massachusetts Route 16, often referred to simply as Route 16, is a East-West state highway in Massachusetts. ... Cambridge City Hall Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... Equestrian statue of George Washington. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... The Inner Belt was a project to construct a 6 lane, limited access highway through parts of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. ...

Massachusetts numbered routes
Preceded by:
1A
(C1)
2 Succeeded by:
2A

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Route 128 (Massachusetts) (1920 words)
Route 128 is a circumferential or ring highway in eastern Massachusetts with Boston at its center and surrounded by the concentric Interstate 495.
Route 128 Station is located along the highway in Westwood, Massachusetts and is served by Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line and MBTA commuter rail.
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 Route 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (329 words)
Massachusetts State Highway 2, always referred to simply as Route 2, is a major East-West state highway in Massachusetts.
Route 2 runs the entire length of Massachusetts, beginning at the New York border, where is connects with New York State Highway 2.
Route 2 was originally planned to continue as a freeway to a junction with Interstate 695, the Inner Beltway, but this, along with the Inner Beltway itself, was cancelled in 1970, accounting for the abrupt narrowing at Alewife.
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