Massachusetts Route 240
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Map of Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts with Route 240 highlighted in red
|Length:||1.3 mi (2.1 km)|
|South end:||US 6 in Fairhaven|
|North end:||I‑195 in Fairhaven|
Route 240 acts as a connector between U.S. Route 6 and I-195 in Fairhaven. There are ghost ramps at the northern end of the highway that show that Route 240 was intended to continue north of I-195 to Acushnet, which was originally planned in the 1970s, but lost traction over the years. An aerial view of the northern terminus hints of a continuation beyond that point. Most maps indicate that this divided highway is one that has limited access, but that is not true as there is an at-grade intersection with traffic signals at Bridge Street, just north of U.S. 6.
|0.0||0.0||US 6 (Huttleston Avenue) – Fairhaven, New Bedford, Mattapoisett||Southern terminus at an at-grade intersection|
|0.5||0.8||Bridge Street||At-grade intersection|
|0.9||1.4||I‑195 east – Wareham, Cape Cod||Exit 18 on I-195|
|1.0||1.6||I‑195 west – Fall River, Providence||Northern terminus; Exit 18 on I-195|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Inc. "Massachusetts Route 240". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://goo.gl/maps/r61qW. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- Jope, Amy (22 May 1997). "Fairhaven selectmen reject Route 240 extension". New Bedford Standard-Times. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
- Aerial View of Route 240 and I-195
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