Massachusetts Route 240

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Route 240 marker

Route 240
Route information
Length: 1.3 mi[1] (2.1 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 6 in Fairhaven
North end: I‑195 in Fairhaven
Location
Counties: Bristol
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 228 Route 286

Route 240 is a short south–north state highway in southeastern Massachusetts.

Route description[edit]

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.[2] An aerial view of the northern terminus hints of a continuation beyond that point.[3] 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.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Fairhaven, Bristol County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
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 Northern terminus; Exit 18 on I-195
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "Massachusetts Route 240". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://goo.gl/maps/r61qW. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  2. ^ Jope, Amy (22 May 1997). "Fairhaven selectmen reject Route 240 extension". New Bedford Standard-Times. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Aerial View of Route 240 and I-195