Massachusetts Route 47

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Route 47 marker

Route 47
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 21.93 mi[1] (35.29 km)
Major junctions
South end: MA Route 116.svg Route 116 in South Hadley
  MA Route 9.svg Route 9 in Hadley
MA Route 116.svg Route 116 in Sunderland
North end: MA Route 63.svg Route 63 in Montague
Location
Counties: Hampshire, Franklin
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 45 Route 49

Route 47 is a north–south state highway in the Pioneer Valley region of the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

Route description[edit]

Route 47 begins at Route 116 in South Hadley near the northwest corner of the Mount Holyoke College campus. It heads northwestward towards the southwest corner of Hadley, crossing into that town near the Hockanum Flat, a bend in the Connecticut River. It then follows within half a mile of the river before turning onto Middle Street, crossing through the town center and intersecting Route 9 just over a mile east of the Calvin Coolidge Bridge into Northampton.

Route 47 turns right when Middle Street meets the river again, following the river's path into the North Hadley section of town, passing the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House and the North Hadley Sugar Shack along the way. It then passes into the town of Sunderland. In Sunderland it continues along the east banks of the river, intersecting Route 116 once more in that town's center, just east of the Sunderland Bridge. It then bends northeastward, and ends just a half-mile into the Montague Center village of Montague at Route 63.

Junction list[edit]

The Porter-Phelps Huntington House lies along Route 47 in Hadley.
Southbound on Route 47 in Sunderland Center
County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Hampshire South Hadley 0.00 0.00 Route 116 Southern terminus of Route 47.
Hadley 7.7 12.4 Route 9 Route 9 West to Calvin Coolidge Bridge across Connecticut River.
Route 9 East to UMass Amherst.
Franklin Sunderland 17.1 27.5 Route 116 Route 116 West to Sunderland Bridge across Connecticut River.
Montague 21.93 35.29 Route 63 Northern terminus of Route 47.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing