Massachusetts Route 133

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Route 133 marker

Route 133
Map of northeastern Massachusetts with Route 133 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 40.87 mi[2] (65.77 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: Route 38 / Route 110 in Lowell
 
East end: Route 127 in Gloucester
Location
Counties: Middlesex, Essex
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 132 Route 134

Route 133 is an east–west Massachusetts state route that runs from Lowell to Gloucester.

Route description[edit]

Route 133 begins at the junction of Route 38 and Route 110 in Lowell, where Route 110 begins a concurrency with Route 38 northbound. Route 133 heads east from this point, heading through the northern end of Tewksbury, where it has a junction with I-495 at Exit 39. Shortly after crossing the highway, Route 133 enters Essex County and the town of Andover. In Andover, Route 133 crosses I-93 at Exit 43 and continues eastward, bypassing the town center to the north as it crosses Route 28.

From there, Route 133 continues eastward into the town of North Andover. In North Andover, Route 133 crosses Route 114 (the Salem Turnpike) just north of Merrimack College. It then joins Route 125 for a concurrency that lasts for 2.7 miles (4.3 km). The two routes split next to Lawrence Municipal Airport, with Route 133 passing the northern banks of Lake Cochichewick before entering Boxford. The route passes through the village of West Boxford before continuing into Georgetown.

Route 133 eastbound in Georgetown Center

In Georgetown, Route 133 passes south of the Lufkins Brook Area before meeting Route 97 for a short concurrency that lasts for a tenth of a mile. The two routes split at the center of town, with Route 97 heading northwest on West Main Street and Route 133 heading southeast on East Main Street. As it passes the Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, Route 133 crosses I-95 at Exit 54 just before entering the town of Rowley. In Rowley, Route 133 crosses U.S. Route 1 (the Newburyport Turnpike) at Kent Corner, before it meets Route 1A. Route 133 then begins a concurrency with Route 1A heading southbound into Ipswich.

In Ipswich, the two routes cross the Newburyport Line railroad tracks as it enters the downtown area. The two routes cross the historic Choate Bridge over the Ipswich River concurrently, before turning southward, passing through the historic village before splitting once more, with Route 133 heading east-southeastward into Essex. Route 133 passes the northern end of Route 22 near the crossing of the Essex River before Route 133 heads into Gloucester. In Gloucester, Route 133 crosses Route 128 at exit 14 before crossing the Little River (an offshoot of the Annisquam River) and passing the West Gloucester MBTA station. Route 133 finally ends at Route 127, just west of the bridge over the Blynman Canal.

History[edit]

In 1930, Route 133 extended from Lowell to Rowley, ending at Route 1A. Between 1959 and 1961, it was extended to replace what was MA Route 121 (which existed from Ipswich to Gloucester via Essex).[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Middlesex Lowell 0.00 0.00 Route 38
Route 110
Western terminus of Route 133 at intersection of Route 38 and Route 110
Tewksbury 3.4 5.5 I‑495 Exit 39 on I-495
Essex Andover 5.8 9.3 I‑93 Exit 43 on I-93
8.4 13.5 Route 28
North Andover 9.6 15.4 Route 114
9.8 15.8 Route 125 south Southern end of Route 125 concurrency
12.6 20.3 Route 125 north Northern end of Route 125 concurrency
Georgetown 19.5 31.4 Route 97 south Southern end of Route 97 concurrency
19.6 31.5 Route 97 north Northern end of Route 97 concurrency
21.5 34.6 I‑95 Exit 54 on I-95
Rowley 24.5 39.4 US 1 Kent Corner
26.1 42.0 Route 1A north Northern end of Route 1A concurrency
Ipswich 30.0 48.3 Route 1A south Southern end of Route 1A concurrency
Essex 34.5 55.5 Route 22 south Northern terminus of Route 22
Gloucester 38.0 61.2 Route 128 Exit 14 on Route 128
40.87 65.77 Route 127 Eastern terminus of Route 133
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kelley, Neil. "MA 133" (route log entry). Massachusetts Route Log. neilbert.com. Retrieved 2006-12-28. 
  2. ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2007 Road Inventory

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