List of unused highways in Massachusetts


List of unused highways in Massachusetts

An unused highway may reference a highway or highway ramp that was partially or fully constructed but was unused ["US&R and NY-TF1 Practice for the Real Thing." City of New York 20 June 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/news/05_06_20_usar_mobex.shtml] .] "Kentucky Model Access Management Ordinance." Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Oct. 2004. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://transportation.ky.gov/planning/traffic/access_files/KY%20Model%20Local%20AM%20Ordinance.pdf] .] ["Barrie (City) v. 1606533 Ontario Inc.", 2005 CanLII 24746 (ON S.C.). 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/on/cas/onsc/2005/2005onsc14170.html] .] [Iowa House. 1998. House File 686., 77th, H.R. 0686. [http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/77GA/BillHistory/HF/00600/HF00686.html] [http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/77GA/Legislation/HF/00600/HF00686/Current.html] .] ["PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT." New York City. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hac/pha/brookfield/bal_p1.html] .] [House. 1993. LAND TITLE AMENDMENT ACT, 1993. 35th Parliament, 2nd sess., H.R. 78. [http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/35th2nd/h0721pm.htm] .] [Munroe, Tapan. "TRENDS ANALYSIS for PARKS & RECREATION: 2000 AND BEYOND." California Park & Recreation Society Jan. 1999. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.cprs.org/pdf/trends2000.pdf] ] ["Chapter 5: Detailed Comparison of Alternatives – Seattle." SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project, Washington Department of Transportation, 2 May. 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.sr520deiscomments.com/Pages/SR520_DEIS_Section7.pdf] [http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/FEE76803-E971-4DEE-BA3D-06D6A2F64D6B/0/SR520DEIS_AppendixEPart1.pdf] .] [Anderson, Steve. "CT 11 Expressway." New York City Roads. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.nycroads.com/roads/CT-11/] .] or later closed ["Leasing of Closed Highways Regulation", Alta. Reg. 36/1986. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/ab/laws/regu/1986r.36/20061113/whole.html] .] ["R. v. Sanders", 2004 NBPC 12 (CanLII). 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/nb/cas/nbpc/2004/2004nbpc12.html] .] ["HIGHWAY CLOSINGS", R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 599. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.canlii.ca/on/laws/regu/1990r.599/20061120/whole.html] .] . An unused ramp can be referred to as a stub ramp [PDFlink| [http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/transit/ptr_newsletter/2006_october.pdf Washington State Department of Transportation Public Transportation and Rail Division Monthly News, October 2006, page 4] |286 KiB , accessed December 28, 2006] , stub street [Sommer, Dick. "Ten Ways to Manage Roadway Access in Your Community." Ohio Department of Transportation, 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.dot.state.oh.us/roadwayengineering/documents/access_management/10ways2005.pdf] .] [Bauserman, Christian E. "DELAWARE COUNTY ENGINEER’S DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & SURVEYING STANDARDS." 18 May, 1998. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.dot.state.oh.us/prod/ROW/CtyCvy/delaware.pdf] .] , stub-out, or simply stub [Geiger, Gene. "Ohio DOT Constructs I-670 over a Water Treatment Sludge Lagoon in Columbus." Ohio LTAP Quarterly. Ohio Department of Transportation. 15:3 (1999) [http://www.dot.state.oh.us/ltap/Newsletters/1999/Q4/Fall%201999.pdf] .] ["CITY OF UNION, KENTUCKY." City of Union, Kentucky 23 June 2006. 15 Jan. 2007 [http://www.cityofunionky.org/files/19078672.htm] .] . The following is a list:

Massachusetts

A number of cloverleaf interchanges in the Boston area have a missing arm and overly wide bridges, reflecting an unbuilt highway. Many of these were imposed as a result of the moratorium on highways inside Route 128 imposed after the Boston Transportation Planning Review.

Canton/Westwood

*Interstate 95 was cancelled north of what is now the I-95/Route 128 and Interstate 93 junction. This cloverleaf has also been converted into a trumpet interchange, but grading for the cloverleaf and collector-distributor lane are still clearly visible. An extra bridge for a flyover from I-95 south to Route 128 south was also visible until mid-2008, when it was taken down. Portions of the roadway to the north, proposed as the Southwest Expressway, are paved and somewhat overgrown and can be traversed by foot today [cite web|first=Steve|last=Anderson|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=Southwest Expressway (I-95)|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/southwest/] . [http://www.brorson.com/maps/BostonHighwayPlan_1965/BostonHighwayPlan_1965.jpg1965 MassDPW map] [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.207414,-71.139135&spn=0.014114,0.043259&t=h]


=Revere=

*Interstate 95 was to go through Boston and planned to split from U.S. 1 at what is now the junction of U.S. 1 and Route 60. Ramps for the unbuilt portion of I-95 remain visible, and a graded embankment extends to the Saugus Rivercite web|first=Steve|last=Anderson|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=Northeast Expressway (US 1)|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/northeast/] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ll=42.429903,-71.01732&spn=0.007,0.021629]


=Burlington=

*At the junction of Interstate 95/Route 128 and U.S. Route 3, U.S. 3 south of the junction was cancelled in 1971. The cloverleaf has since been converted into a somewhat awkward trumpet interchange, but grading for the cloverleaf is still clearly visible [cite web|first=Steve|last=Anderson|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=Northwest Expressway (US 3)|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/northwest/] . [http://www.brorson.com/maps/BostonHighwayPlan_1965/BostonHighwayPlan_1965.jpg1965 MassDPW map] [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.476576,-71.220438&spn=0.007027,0.021629&t=h]


=Boston=

*Cancellation of Interstate 695 (The Inner Belt) resulted in two incomplete Y interchanges in the downtown area. At the planned northern terminus interchange, four ramp stubs existed; two can still be seen today while the other two were converted into the Leverett Circle Connector. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Boston,+Suffolk,+Massachusetts+02114,+United+States&sll=42.364854,-71.064506&sspn=0.01224,0.028539&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,42.366570,-71.067930&ll=42.381087,-71.075642&spn=0.006118,0.014269&t=k&z=16&om=1] [http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=11&Z=19&X=822&Y=11734&W=1&qs=%7cboston%7cma View] before the Big Dig. The other was at exit 20 (proposed exit 15), which serves Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury, and Andrew Square. [http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=11&Z=19&X=824&Y=11722&W=1&qs=%7cboston%7cma] The interchange has been completed and stubs removed since the Big Dig was completed [cite web|first=Steve|last=Anderson|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=Inner Belt Expressway (I-695)|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/inner-belt/] . [http://www.brorson.com/maps/BostonHighwayPlan_1965/BostonHighwayPlan_1965.jpg1965 MassDPW map]

*Another Y interchange was for U.S. 1 north of the Charles River crossing. Stubs were created when U.S. 1 was tunneled under the center of Charlestown. That set of ramp stubs disappeared when the Big Dig was completed and the old, elevated highway torn down, though a few can still be seen on Google maps. [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Boston,+Suffolk,+Massachusetts+02114,+United+States&sll=42.364854,-71.064506&sspn=0.01224,0.028539&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,42.366570,-71.067930&t=k&om=1&ll=42.370173,-71.063266&spn=0.00153,0.003567&z=18&iwloc=addr] [http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&Z=19&X=1650&Y=23464&W=1&qs=%7cboston%7cma Prior] to the Big Dig.


=Attleboro=

*Both of the proposed alignments for now-cancelled Interstate 895 planned to connect at the Interstate 295 and Interstate 95 interchangecite web|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/I-895_RI/|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=Interstate 895-Rhode Island (unbuilt)|last=Anderson|first=Steve] . Stubs exit on the mainline of I-295 just east of the interchange. The Massachusetts Highway Department plans to construct the "Attleboro Connector" from this interchange, which is to be a divided highway spur into the city [cite web|first=Steve|last=Anderson|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=East Shore Connector (I-895)|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/I-895_MA/] . [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.955293,-71.30496&spn=0.007085,0.021629&t=h]


=Marlborough=

*At the junction of Interstate 495 and Interstate 290, the bridges over I-495 are wider than needed for the two-lane freeway connector into Hudson [http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=r1tfvx910r11&style=o&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=2807584&encType=1] , as there were once plans to extend I-290 all the way to Route 128. There is also grading for an abandoned cloverleaf loop from I-290 east to I-495 north. This was replaced by a flyover, due to a large number of truck rollovers on the ramp [cite web|first=Steve|last=Anderson|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=Worcester Expressway (I-290)|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/I-290_MA/ ] . [http://www.bostonroads.com/history/1968-map_outside-128/ 1968 MassDPW map] [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.363079,-71.590369&spn=0.00704,0.021629&t=h]


=West Stockbridge=

*The western end of the Interstate 90/Massachusetts Turnpike has ramp stubs where it once curved at the border to end at Route 102 [cite web|url=http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/ma/ma_102/|title=Massachusetts Route 102 and New York Route 980D, Former end of Mass. Pike|publisher=Alpsroads|last=Alpert|first=Steve] . [http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=springfield,ma&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=42.348554,-73.410537&spn=0.005899,0.013475&t=k&om=0]


=Somerville=

*The Sullivan Square overpass was recently dismantled, leaving a stub approach on Route 99 [cite news|first=Mac|last=Daniel|title=Bad to worse? Some say razing overpass will heighten traffic woes|publisher=Boston Globe|date=May 24, 2002] . [http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Sullivan+Square,+Suffolk,+Massachusetts+02129,+United+States&sll=42.38478,-71.073711&sspn=0.006118,0.014269&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,42.384280,-71.075400&ll=42.384986,-71.074322&spn=0.003059,0.007135&t=k&z=17&om=1] [http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Sullivan+Square,+Suffolk,+Massachusetts+02129,+United+States&sll=42.38478,-71.073711&sspn=0.006118,0.014269&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,42.384280,-71.075400&ll=42.382561,-71.07223&spn=0.003059,0.007135&t=k&z=17&om=1]


=Agawam=

*Route 57 ends abruptly at Route 187, with a stub continuation in the median. This is planned for further extension as a Southwick bypass as traffic may warrant [cite web|first=Steve|last=Anderson|publisher=bostonroads.com|title=Henry E. Bodurtha Highway (MA 57)|url=http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/MA-57/ ] . [http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=42.056829,-72.671599&spn=0.006978,0.016909&t=h&z=17&om=0]

ee also

*List of unused highways in the United States
*List of unused highways
*list of ghost towns

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