Massachusetts Route 119

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Route 119 marker

Route 119
Route information
Length: 35.6 mi (57.3 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
West end: NH 119 in New Ipswich, NH
  Route 13 in Townsend
I‑495 in Littleton
Route 2A / Route 110 in Littleton
East end: Route 2 / Route 111 in Concord
Location
Counties: Worcester, Middlesex
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 118 Route 120

Route 119, is a northwest-southeast state highway in Massachusetts. It acts as a continuation of New Hampshire Route 119, which is in turn a continuation of Vermont Route 119.

Route description[edit]

Route 119 begins in Ashburnham at the New Hampshire state line. The route passes through Ashburnham State Forest, south of Mount Watatic, and meets Route 101 at its northern end, just west of where Route 119 enters into Ashby. In Ashby, Route 119 passes through the center of town, crossing Route 31 before passing through Willard Brook State Forest into the town of Townsend. In Townsend, Route 119 follows along the Squanacook River, crossing it in the town center as well as Route 13.

Route 119 in Willard Brook State Forest, Ashby

The route continues eastward, crossing the far western corner of Groton before entering Pepperell. In Pepperell, Route 119 meets the western end of Route 113 as it heads eastward. The route joins Route 111 before the two cross the Nashua River back into Groton. Once in Groton, Route 111 leaves Route 119 as Route 225 joins it. The two routes continue southeastward, passing the western end of Route 40 before the two routes split south of Lost Lake. Route 119 continues southeastward into Littleton.

Route 119 westbound

In Littleton, Route 119 meets I-495 at Exit 31 before meeting Routes 2A and 110. Route 2A becomes concurrent with Route 119 as it crosses Route 110. The two routes continue southeastward, passing Nagog Pond as they enter Acton. The two routes cross Route 27 south of Nagog Woods. The routes head southward from the junction, passing through East Acton before turning more eastward as they enter Concord. After just a half mile, Route 119 ends at a rotary intersection with Route 2, just north of MCI - Concord and where Route 2A begins a silent concurrency with its parent route.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Worcester Ashburnham 0.00 0.00 NH 119 Continuation into New Hampshire
3.1 5.0 Route 101 south
Middlesex Ashby 8.0 12.9 Route 31
Townsend 11.4 18.3 Route 13
Pepperell 17.1 27.5 Route 113 east
19.4 31.2 Route 111 north Western end of Route 111 overlap
Groton 21.2 34.1 Route 111 south / Route 225 west Eastern end of Route 111 overlap; Western end of Route 225 overlap
21.7 34.9 Route 40 east
25.1 40.4 Route 225 east Eastern end of Route 225 overlap
Littleton 28.2 45.4 I‑495 Exit 31 on I-495
28.6 46.0 Route 2A west / Route 110 Western end of Route 2A overlap
Acton 32.8 52.8 Route 27
Concord 35.6 57.3 Route 2 / Route 2A east / Route 111 north Eastern end of Route 2A overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  • "Massachusetts Atlas and Gazetteer." Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. First Edition, 1998.