Massachusetts Route 43

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Route 43 marker

Route 43
Route information
Length: 15.67 mi[1] (25.22 km)
Existed: ca. 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: NY-43.svg NY Route 43 in Hancock
  US 7.svg US 7 in Williamstown
North end: MA Route 2.svg Route 2 in Williamstown
Location
Counties: Berkshire
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 41 US 44

Route 43 is the extension of New York State Route 43 into Massachusetts. Unlike the route it continues, which is signed east-west, Massachusetts Route 43 is a north-south route.

Route description[edit]

Massachusetts Route 43 begins at the eastern end of New York State Route 43 in Hancock. It turns northward through the Kinderhook Creek valley in the Taconic Mountains, passing near Jiminy Peak, and passing through the northern half of Hancock before entering Williamstown. In Williamstown, the road continues north-northeastward, and crosses U.S. Route 7 in the southern part of town. After crossing U.S. 7, the road turns right onto Green River Road, which follows its namesake (a tributary of the Hoosac River) around the south and east sides of Stone Hill, before ending at Route 2 just east of the Williams College campus.

Junction list[edit]

Southbound in Williamstown, just south of Route 2.

The entire route is in Berkshire County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Hancock 0.00 0.00 NY 43 west Continuation into New York
Williamstown 10.9 17.5 US 7
15.67 25.22 Route 2 Northern terminus of Route 43.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2005 Road Inventory