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Route 60 is an east–west state highway running through the northern suburbs of Boston.

Route 60 marker

Route 60
Route information
Length14.33 mi[1] (23.06 km)
Major junctions
West end US 20 in Waltham
  Route 2 in Arlington
US 3 / Route 2A in Arlington
I‑93 in Medford
Route 28 in Medford
US 1 in Malden
East end Route 1A / Route 16 in Revere
Location
CountiesMiddlesex, Suffolk
Highway system
Route 58Route 62

Route descriptionEdit

Route 60 begins at U.S. Route 20 in Waltham, just east of downtown. It then heads eastward, passing through the center of Belmont before intersecting in Arlington with Route 2 at that route's Exit 59 eastbound, continuing as Pleasant Street. From there, Route 60 joins U.S. Route 3 and Route 2A for a brief 0.1 miles (0.16 km) concurrency, starting at Massachusetts Avenue. It then turns eastward off of that route, crossing the Mystic River into Medford.

 
Eastbound in Belmont

In Medford it passes the West Medford commuter rail station before intersecting Route 38 at Winthrop Square. From there Route 60 heads into downtown Medford, splitting at Main Street (just north of the Mystic Valley Parkway and Route 16) before rejoining at Medford City Hall to pass under Interstate 93 at Exit 32. Route 60 continues eastward, crossing Route 28 (the Fellsway West) at Stevens Square before entering Malden.In Malden, Route 60 passes through the west end past Highland Avenue and downtown, passing the Malden Center MBTA station, which has access to both the Orange Line and the Haverhill Line. Route 60 intersects Route 99, and goes through Linden Square in the eastern part of town before entering the city of Revere. In Revere, the route intersects U.S. Route 1 at Copeland Circle, where the Northeast Expressway was planned to continue northward to carry Interstate 95 to its current path north of Route 128. (The route was never completed due to opposition, but the ramp stubs are visible crossing the northeastern part of the circle.) From Copeland Circle, Route 60 continues eastward, south of the Rumney Marsh Reservation. It crosses Route 107 at Brown Circle before turning southward as American Legion Highway, finally ending at the intersection of Route 1A and the eastern end of Route 16, at Mahoney Circle. Route 60's right of way continues through the circle and links directly to that of Route 1A's.

The state reconstructed the section from Trapelo Road to Brighton Road in 2007. The state will reconstruct the section from Pleasant Street to the Waltham city line in 2012.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
MiddlesexWaltham0.00.0  US 20
Arlington3.96.3  Route 2 – Cambridge, Boston, Lexington, ConcordExit 59 on Route 2 (Concord Turnpike)
4.97.9   US 3 south / Route 2A east (Massachusetts Avenue) – BostonWestern terminus of US 3 / Route 2A concurrency at
5.08.0   US 3 north / Route 2A west – Winchester, LexingtonEastern terminus of US 3 / Route 2A concurrency
Mystic Valley ParkwayRotary
Medford6.911.1  Route 38 – Somerville, Winchester, WoburnWinthrop Square
7.712.4  I‑93 – Boston, Concord, NHRotary interchange; exit 32 on I-93
8.613.8  Route 28 (Fellsway West)
Fellsway East
Malden11.218.0   Route 99 to US 1 – Everett, Boston, Saugus
SuffolkRevere12.420.0  US 1 – Boston, NewburyportRotary interchange with Northeast Expressway
13.421.6  Route 107 – Revere, Chelsea, Lynn, SalemRotary
14.3323.06    Route 1A / Route 16 west – Chelsea, Boston, Logan Airport, Revere Beach, LynnMahoney Circle; eastern terminus of Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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