Massachusetts Route 114

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Route 114 marker

Route 114
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 22.42 mi[1] (36.08 km)
Existed: by 1930 – present
Major junctions
West end: Route 28] in Lawrence
 
East end: Route 129 in Marblehead
Location
Counties: Essex
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 113 Route 114A

Route 114 is a Massachusetts state route that essentially is a northwest-southeast route, however is signed east–west. It runs from Route 28 in Lawrence to Route 129 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, which also terminates there. The route is entirely located in Essex County, Massachusetts

Route 114 is not related to Route 114A in Seekonk, which is actually related to Rhode Island Route 114 and is located about 50 miles (80 km) away from Massachusetts Route 114.

Route description[edit]

Route 114 westbound in Middleton

Route 114 begins in Lawrence at Route 28, at the southern end of the O'Leary Bridge. It heads eastward along Merrimack Street before turning southward onto Parker Street, passing Lawrence Station as it does. It then bends southeastward at Andover Street,intersecting I-495 at Exit 42. It then crosses the Shawsheen River into North Andover, becoming the Salem Turnpike. In North Andover, Route 114 crosses Route 133 before beginning a concurrency with Route 125 which lasts for over half a mile, passing Merrimack College in the process. It then continues through the town into Middleton, where it has a short wrong-way concurrency with Route 62 in the center of town.

From Middleton, Route 114 heads into Danvers. In Danvers, Route 114 has interchanges with U.S. Route 1 and I-95 in quick succession before entering into Peabody. In Peabody, Route 114 passes the Northshore Mall just before meeting Route 128 at Exit 25. It continues through the northeastern part of town, meeting the southern end of Route 35 before passing into Salem.

In Salem, Route 114 crosses over Route 107 adjacent to the Salem Station. It then continues along North Street, which turns into Summer Street before the route turns eastward onto Norman Street. It then turns south onto Lafayette Street, becoming concurrent with Route 1A southward, until the two split in front of Salem State University, with Route 114 continuing southward, crossing the Forest River into Marblehead. The route finally ends at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, where it meets the eastern end of Route 129.

History[edit]

Route 114 was originally the Essex Turnpike.

For about its first three decades as 114, Route 114 originally went only as far as Salem. The route was extended to Marblehead in the late 1950s.

Between 1997 and 2002, Route 114 was extended through what had been Route 129's end in prior and subsequent years when Route 129 was extended to end at nearby local roads. After 2002, the roads reverted to their prior forms.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Essex County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Lawrence 0.00 0.00 Route 28 Western terminus
1.7 2.7 I‑495 Exit 42 on I-495
North Andover 2.8 4.5 Route 133
2.9 4.7 Route 125 north Western end of Route 125 concurrency
3.5 5.6 Route 125 south Eastern end of Route 125 concurrency
Middleton 10.7 17.2 Route 62 east Western end of Route 62 wrong-way concurrency
10.9 17.5 Route 62 west Eastern end of Route 62 wrong-way concurrency
Danvers 13.8 22.2 US 1 Cloverleaf interchange
Peabody 16.3 26.2 Route 128 Exit 25 on Route 128
17.5 28.2 Route 35 north Southern terminus of Route 35
Salem 18.9 30.4 Route 107
19.4 31.2 Route 1A north Western end of Route 1A concurrency
20.4 32.8 Route 1A south Eastern end of Route 1A concurrency
Marblehead 22.42 36.08 Route 129 west Eastern terminus of Route 114 and Route 129
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kelley, Neil. "MA 114" (route log entry). Massachusetts Route Log. neilbert.com. Retrieved July 1, 2006. 
  • Moraseski, Dan. "MA routes 110-119". MA route log. web.mit.edu. Archived from the original on October 25, 2004. Retrieved July 1, 2006. 

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