Massachusetts Route 47

Route 47 is a 21.93-mile-long (35.29 km) north–south state highway in the Pioneer Valley region of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its southern terminus is at Route 116 in South Hadley and its northern terminus is at Route 63 in Montague.

Route 47 marker

Route 47
Route 47 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length21.93 mi[1] (35.29 km)
Major junctions
South end Route 116 in South Hadley
  Route 9 in Hadley
Route 116 in Sunderland
North end Route 63 in Montague
CountiesHampshire, Franklin
Highway system
MA Route 45.svg Route 45MA Route 49.svg Route 49

Route descriptionEdit

The Porter-Phelps Huntington House lies along Route 47 in Hadley.
Southbound on Route 47 in Sunderland Center

Route 47 begins at Route 116 in South Hadley near the northwest corner of the Mount Holyoke College campus. It heads northwestward towards the southwest corner of Hadley, crossing into that town near the Hockanum Flat, a bend in the Connecticut River. It then follows within half a mile of the river before turning onto Middle Street, crossing through the town center and intersecting Route 9 just over a mile east of the Calvin Coolidge Bridge into Northampton.

Route 47 turns right when Middle Street meets the river again, following the river's path into the North Hadley section of town, passing the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House and the North Hadley Sugar Shack along the way. It then passes into the town of Sunderland. In Sunderland it continues along the east banks of the river, intersecting Route 116 once more in that town's center, just east of the Sunderland Bridge. It then bends northeastward, and ends just a half-mile into the Montague Center village of Montague at Route 63.

Major intersectionsEdit

HampshireSouth Hadley0.000.00  Route 116 (Woodbridge Street) – Amherst, HolyokeSouthern terminus
Hadley7.7012.39  Route 9 (Russell Street) – Amherst, Worcester, Northampton, PittsfieldAlso serves UMass Amherst
FranklinSunderland17.1027.52  Route 116 (Bridge Street/Amherst Road) – Amherst, South Deerfield, Ashfield
Montague21.9335.29  Route 63 (Federal Street) – Amherst, NorthfieldNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


External linksEdit

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