Massachusetts Route 12

Massachusetts Route 12 is a 64.41-mile-long (103.66 km) north-south state highway that runs through central Massachusetts from a continuation of Connecticut Route 12 at the Connecticut state line at Dudley to the New Hampshire state line at Winchendon where it continues north as New Hampshire Route 12.

Route 12 marker

Route 12
Route 12 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length64.41 mi[1] (103.66 km)
Existed1922–present
Major junctions
South end Route 12 in Thompson, CT
  Route 16 / Route 193 in Webster
US 20 in Oxford/Auburn

I‑395 / I‑290 / I‑90 in Auburn
I‑290 in Worcester
I‑190 in Worcester, West Boylston, and Sterling
Route 2 in Leominster

US 202 in Winchendon
North end NH 12 in Fitzwilliam, NH
Location
CountiesWorcester
Highway system
Route 11Route 13
Route 11N.E.Route 12A

Route descriptionEdit

Route 12 begins at the Connecticut state line, runs north through the towns and cities of Dudley, Webster, Oxford, Auburn, Worcester, West Boylston, Sterling, Leominster, Fitchburg, Westminster, Ashburnham, and Winchendon before crossing into New Hampshire.

HistoryEdit

Route 12 has a junction with Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) at an interchange in Auburn that also includes Interstates 290 and 395 and US 20. Route 12 has an interchange with I-290 in Worcester, and three interchanges with I-190, in Worcester, West Boylston, and Sterling. Route 12 is a minor road in Massachusetts, having been replaced by I-395 from the Connecticut state line to Auburn, I-290 from Auburn to Worcester, and I-190 from Worcester to Leominster.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Worcester County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Dudley0.00.0  Route 12 south – ThompsonContinuation into Connecticut
1.72.7  Route 197 west – QuinebaugEastern terminus of Route 197
Webster3.45.5    Route 16 east / Route 193 south to I‑395 – East Douglas, Milford, Thompson, CTWestern terminus of Route 16; northern terminus of Route 193
Oxford11.218.0  Route 56 north – Leicester, RutlandSouthern terminus of Route 56
12.019.3  US 20 west – Sturbridge, SpringfieldSouthern terminus of concurrency with US 20
Auburn12.620.3   US 20 east to I‑290 – WorcesterEastern terminus of concurrency with US 20
13.621.9    I‑90 / Mass Pike / I‑290 / I‑395 – Worcester, Webster, Springfield, BostonExit 90 on I-90 (formerly exit 10); exit 12 on I-290 / I-395 (formerly exit 7)
Worcester17.628.3  I‑290 east – Worcester, MarlboroExit 10 on I-290; entrance ramp to I-290 eastbound, entrance from I-290 westbound
19.130.7  Route 9 west – LeicesterSouthern terminus of concurrency with Route 9
20.533.0   Route 122 / Route 122A south – Paxton, Millbury, GraftonSouthern terminus of concurrency with Route 122A
21.234.1  Route 9 east – Shrewsbury, WestboroNorthern terminus of concurrency with Route 9
22.536.2  Route 122A north / Grove Street – Holden, RutlandNorthern terminus of concurrency with Route 122A
23.137.2   I‑190 to I‑290 – Leominster, Fitchburg, Shrewsbury, AuburnExit 1 on I-190
West Boylston26.142.0  I‑190 – Fitchburg, WorcesterExit 4 on I-190
27.944.9   Route 140 south to I‑290 – ShrewsburyBeginning of concurrency with Route 140
28.846.3  Route 140 north – Westminster, GardnerEnd of concurrency with Route 140
29.046.7  Route 110 east – Clinton, LancasterWestern terminus of Route 110
Sterling33.453.8  Route 62 west – Princeton, Mount WachusettSouthern terminus of concurrency with Route 62
33.754.2  Route 62 east – ClintonNorthern terminus of concurrency with Route 62
35.256.6  I‑190 – Fitchburg, WorcesterExit 14 on I-190 (formerly exit 6)
Leominster40.164.5  Route 117 east – Lancaster, WalthamWestern terminus of Route 117
40.765.5   Route 13 north – LunenburgSouthern terminus of Route 13; access to Fitchburg Airport
41.666.9  Route 2 – Concord, Boston, Athol, GreenfieldExit 99 on Route 2 (formerly exit 31)
Fitchburg46.174.2   Route 2A east / Route 31 north – Ashby, LunenburgSouthern terminus of concurrency with Routes 2A / 31
47.075.6   Route 2A west / Route 31 south – Westminster, PrincetonNorthern terminus of concurrency with Routes 2A / 31
Ashburnham53.185.5   Route 101 to Route 119 – Ashby, Gardner, Templeton0.1-mile (0.16 km) long concurrency
Winchendon59.095.0  Route 140 south – Gardner, WorcesterNorthern terminus of Route 140
61.498.8  US 202 – Athol, Holyoke, Rindge, NH, Peterborough, NH0.2-mile (0.32 km) long concurrency
64.41103.66  NH 12 north – FitzwilliamContinuation into New Hampshire
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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