Massachusetts Route 13

Route 13 is a 14.14-mile-long (22.76 km) north–south state highway in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its southern terminus is at Route 12 in Leominster and its northern terminus is a continuation as New Hampshire Route 13 near Brookline, New Hampshire.

Route 13 marker

Route 13
Route 13 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length14.14 mi[1] (22.76 km)
Major junctions
South end Route 12 in Leominster
  Route 2 in Leominster
Route 2A in Lunenburg
Route 119 in Townsend
North end NH 13 in Brookline, NH
Location
CountiesWorcester, Middlesex
Highway system
Route 12Route 14

Route descriptionEdit

 
Rte. 13 northbound in Townsend

Route 13 begins at Route 12 north of downtown Leominster, where that route turns from Main Street to North Main Street. Route 13 continues along Main Street, crossing Route 2 near the Mall at Whitney Field, before crossing the north branch of the Nashua River and the Fitchburg Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail before turning northward towards the village of Whalom and the town of Lunenburg. In Lunenburg, the road turns eastward, running concurrently with Route 2A for approximately 0.3 miles (0.48 km) before turning northward again. It then passes into Townsend, where it crosses the Squannacook River and through the downtown area, before continuing through the Townsend State Forest and ending at the New Hampshire state line, where the road becomes New Hampshire Route 13, running northward towards Milford.

Whalom Park, a former amusement park which stood from 1893 to 2000, was located along Route 13 in Lunenburg, just north of the Leominster town line.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
WorcesterLeominster0.000.00  Route 12 – Sterling, Worcester, Fitchburg, WinchendonSouthern terminus
0.701.13  Route 2 – Concord, Boston, Athol, GreenfieldExit 100 on Route 2 (formerly exit 32); access via local roads
Lunenburg4.907.89  Route 2A west – Fitchburg, WestminsterWestern terminus of concurrency with Route 2A
5.208.37  Route 2A east – Ayer, LittletonEastern terminus of concurrency with Route 2A
MiddlesexTownsend10.9017.54  Route 119 – Ashby, Rindge, NH, Pepperell, Groton
14.1422.76  NH 13 north – BrooklineContinuation into New Hampshire
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

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