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Route 41 is the extension of Connecticut Route 41 into Massachusetts. It begins at the Connecticut state line in Sheffield and ends at U.S. Route 20 in Pittsfield. Route 41 was the original alignment for New England Interstate Route 4 south of Great Barrington prior to 1930.

Route 41 marker

Route 41
Route information
Length31.1588 mi[1] (50.1452 km)
Existedca. 1932–present
Major junctions
South end Route 41 in Salisbury, CT
  US 7 in Great Barrington
I‑90 / Mass Pike in West Stockbridge
North end US 20 in Pittsfield
Location
CountiesBerkshire
Highway system
Route 40Route 43
Northbound in West Stockbridge

Route descriptionEdit

Massachusetts Route 41 begins in the southwest corner of the town of Sheffield at the Connecticut state line, where it continues as Connecticut Route 41 into the town of Salisbury. It heads mostly northbound, east of Mount Everett and the southern Taconic mountain range. In neighboring Egremont, the road becomes concurrent with Route 23, turning northeastward into Great Barrington. In Great Barrington, it meets the eastern end of Route 71 before meeting U.S. Route 7 south of the town center. South of this point, U.S. Route 7 formerly followed the path of Route 41.

The three roads head through the center of town concurrently, just east of the Housatonic River, before Route 41 leaves the concurrency just before the other two routes cross the river. Route 41 heads relatively northward into West Stockbridge, where it meets Exit 1 of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The exit is only partial; it has a westbound exit and eastbound entrance only, just west of the final toll booth on the Pike. Directly north of the Pike, Route 41 begins a short, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) concurrency with Route 102, passing Shaker Mill Pond before the routes split, with Route 41 heading northward into the town of Richmond. In Richmond, it meets the end of Route 295, which leads shortly into New York. Route 41 ends just north of the Richmond-Pittsfield line at U.S. Route 20, just east of the Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock and southwest of Pittsfield's airport and city center.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Berkshire County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Sheffield0.00.0  Route 41 southContinuation into Connecticut
Egremont7.912.7  Route 23 west – Hillsdale, NYSouthern terminus of Route 23 concurrency
Great Barrington10.316.6  Route 71 west – North EgremontEastern terminus of Route 71
11.919.2  US 7 south – Sheffield, Canaan, CTSouthern terminus of US 7 concurrency
12.820.6   US 7 north / Route 23 east – Pittsfield, MontereyNorthern terminus of US 7 / Route 23 concurrency
West Stockbridge22.235.7  I‑90 / Mass Pike east – Springfield, BostonExit 1 on I-90 / Massachusetts Turnpike; entrance from I-90 west only
22.436.0  Route 102 east – StockbridgeEastern terminus of Route 102 concurrency
22.936.9    Route 102 west to NY 22 / I‑90 westWestern terminus of Route 102 concurrency
Richmond27.744.6  Route 295 west – Canaan, NY, Chatham, NYEastern terminus of Route 295
Pittsfield31.250.2    US 20 to US 7 / Route 9 – Pittsfield, Albany, NY
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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