Massachusetts Route 10

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Route 10 marker

Route 10
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 60.69 mi[1] (97.67 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 202 / Route 10 in Granby, CT
  US 20 in Westfield
I‑90 / US 202 in Westfield
US 5 in Northampton and Bernardston
I‑91 in Northampton, Hatfield, and Whately
Route 2 in Greenfield
North end: NH 10 in Winchester, NH
Location
Counties: Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route C9 Route 11

Massachusetts Route 10 is a north–south state highway that runs from the state line at Southwick to the state line at Northfield.

Route description[edit]

Route 10 crosses the border from Granby, Connecticut into Southwick, Massachusetts, overlapped with U.S. 202. It runs north through the Pioneer Valley towns of Southwick, Westfield, Southampton, Easthampton, Northampton, Hatfield, Whately, Deerfield, Greenfield, Bernardston, Gill, and Northfield. Route 10 has a long concurrency with U.S. 5 for about 25 miles (40 km) from Northampton to Bernardston, where it was sometimes called the "5 & 10 Highway". During this concurrency, it closely parallels Interstate 91, with five exits from Northampton to Deerfield, with close access at Route 2 in Greenfield and another exit, solely for Route 10, in Bernardston. It crosses the Connecticut River in Northfield before entering New Hampshire. Route 10 is concurrent with seven other routes (US&nbps;5, US 20, US 202, and Massachusetts Routes 57, 9, 116, and 63) for 43 miles (69.20 km) of its nearly 61 miles (98.17 km) in the state with three points of triple concurrency, leaving less than a third of its length as the sole road designation.

History[edit]

An "Alabama 10" sign as mistakenly posted in Easthampton

An odd sight greeted motorists in Easthampton in July 2005: standard issue Alabama state highway signs with the number 10 in a map of that state, instead of the standard Massachusetts square. This odd "Alabama 10" signage came about when a contractor mistakenly applied the sample from a federal manual.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Hampden Southwick 0.0 0.0 US 202 south / Route 10 south – Salmon Brook Continuation into Connecticut; Southern terminus of concurrency with US 202
1.9 3.1 Route 168 east – West Suffield, CT, Suffield, CT Western terminus of Route 168
4.3 6.9 Route 57 west – Granville, New Marlborough Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 57
4.9 7.9 Route 57 east – Feeding Hills, Springfield Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 57
Westfield 9.6 15.4 US 20 east – West Springfield, Springfield Southern terminus of concurrency with US 20
9.9 15.9 US 20 west – Russell, Pittsfield Northern terminus of concurrency with US 20
11.3 18.2 I‑90 / Mass Pike – Boston, Albany, NY Exit 3 on I-90
14.3 23.0 US 202 north – Holyoke, Belchertown Northern terminus of concurrency with US 202
Hampshire Easthampton 21.8 35.1 Route 141 east – Holyoke Western terminus of Route 141
Northampton 26.1 42.0 Route 9 west – Williamsburg, Pittsfield Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 9
26.4 42.5 Route 9 east / US 5 south – Amherst, Worcester, Holyoke, Springfield Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 9; southern terminus of concurrency with US 5
27.8 44.7 I‑91 north – Greenfield Exit 20 on I-91 exit 20; northbound exit and southbound entrance
29.6 47.6 I‑91 – Holyoke, Springfield, Greenfield, Deerfield Exit 21 on I-91; northbound access via Elm Street
Hatfield 32.0 51.5 I‑91 south – Holyoke, Springfield Exit 22 on I-91
32.3 52.0 I‑91 north – Greenfield, Brattleboro, VT Exit 22 on I-91
Franklin Whately 34.0 54.7 I‑91 north – Greenfield, Brattleboro VT Exit 23 on I-91; northbound entrance
34.7 55.8 I‑91 Exit 23 on I-91; entrance from I-91 south
37.1 59.7 I‑91 south – Holyoke, Springfield Exit 24 on I-91; no exit from southbound
37.4 60.2 Route 116 south – Sunderland, Amherst Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 116
Deerfield 38.3 61.6 Route 116 north to I‑91 north – Conway, Ashfield Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 116
Deerfield River 44.6 71.8 Deerfield River Bridge
Greenfield 46.0 74.0 Route 2A – Athol, Shelburne Court Square, site of historic road marker
47.7 76.8 Route 2 to I‑91 – North Adams, Athol, Boston, Bernardston, Springfield Interchange
Bernardston 52.5 84.5 US 5 north – Brattleboro VT Northern terminus of concurrency with US 5
52.9 85.1 I‑91 – Greenfield, Springfield, Brattleboro, VT, White River Junction, VT Exit 29 on I-91
Gill 55.5 89.3 Route 142 north – Northfield, Vernon, VT Southern terminus of Route 142
Connecticut River 56.8 91.4 Bennett's Meadow Bridge
Northfield 57.5 92.5 Route 63 south – Millers Falls, Amherst Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 63
59.9 96.4 Route 63 north – Winchester, NH, Brattleboro, VT Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 63
60.7 97.7 NH 10 north – Keene Continuation into New Hampshire
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Route map: Google / Bing