Massachusetts Route 62

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Route 62 marker

Route 62
Route information
Length: 82.1817 mi[1] (132.2586 km)
Major junctions
West end: MA Route 32.svgMA Route 122.svg Route 32/Route 122 in Barre
  I-495.svg I-495 in Berlin
MA Route 2.svg Route 2 in Concord
US 3.svg US-3 in Bedford
I-93.svg I-93 in Wilmington
US 1.svg US-1 in Danvers
I-95.svg I-95 in Danvers
MA Route 128.svg Route 128 in Danvers
East end: MA Route 127.svg Route 127 in Beverly
Location
Counties: Worcester, Middlesex, Essex
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 60 Route 63

Route 62 is an east–west state highway in Massachusetts. The route crosses four of the Bay State's 13 interstates, as well as U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 3, Route 2 and Route 128 as it heads from the northern hills of Worcester County through the northern portions of Greater Boston, ending in the North Shore city of Beverly.

Route description[edit]

Route 62 begins in Barre, in the north central hills of Worcester County, at Routes 32 and 122, at that town's commons. It heads northeastward into the town of Hubbardston, crossing Route 68 before heading into Princeton. In Princeton, Route 62 has a short concurrency with Route 31. It then crosses into Sterling, intersecting with Route 140 and passing underneath Interstate 190 without junction, before passing through that town's center concurrently with Route 12.

Eastbound with Route 70 in Clinton
Eastbound in Maynard
Wood Square, Hudson, at the junction of Routes 62 & 85

From Sterling, Route 62 passes through the southern end of the town of Lancaster before entering Clinton. In Clinton, it is concurrent with Route 70 for most of the town, with a short section being triply concurrent, with Route 110. Routes 62 and 70 pass through the center of town and pass the dam on the Nashua River which creates the Wachusett Reservoir before Route 62 heads eastward again, splitting with Route 70 just north of the Boylston town line. After crossing through the town of Berlin, it crosses Interstate 495 at Exit 26 before crossing into Middlesex County and the town of Hudson.

In Hudson, Route 62 has a short concurrency with Route 85 as it heads eastward, crossing the Assabet River before entering northward into the town of Stow. At the center of Stow, Route 62 turns eastward again, becoming concurrent with Route 117 for two miles into the town of Maynard. In Maynard, the route crosses the Assabet twice more, the second time concurrently with Route 27. Following the path of the Assabet, it then passes through the far southern corner of Acton before heading into Concord. In Concord, Route 62 joins that town's Main Street, passing the West Concord Depot, a commuter rail stop along the Fitchburg Line. As Main Street, Route 62 intersects Route 2 and crosses the Sudbury River before leaving that road at Concord's town common, just south of the site of the Battle of Concord.

Route 62 continues northeastward into Bedford, where it shares a concurrency with Routes 4 and 225, passing the historic Fitch Tavern before splitting from those roads. It then splits from that route, crossing Route 3 at Exit 26 before entering Burlington. It crosses the old Middlesex Turnpike before arcing northward to meet Route 3A just south of the Billerica town line. It becomes concurrent with Route 3A southward for half a mile before turning northward, heading into the town of Wilmington. In Wilmington it crosses Routes 38 and 129 just south of the Wilmington Station along the Lowell Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail line. It then crosses Interstate 93 at Exit 40just east of Route 62's junction with the southern end of Route 125. After crossing I-93, Route 62 heads eastward into North Reading. It shares a quarter-mile long concurrency with Route 28 before continuing eastward through the town into Essex County and the town of Middleton.

In Middleton, Route 62 heads north one final time, sharing a short wrong-way concurrency with Route 114 before turning eastward, crossing the Ipswich River before finally turning southeastward into the town of Danvers. In Danvers, the route has consecutive interchanges with U.S. Route 1 (along the Newburyport Turnpike) and I-95, just north of the former Danvers State Hospital site. It continues eastward, crossing Route 35 and Route 128 (at Exit 22) before entering Beverly. In Beverly, Route 62 crosses Routes 1A and 22 before finally ending at Route 127, just a tenth of a mile north of Mackerel Cove, Beverly Harbor and Massachusetts Bay.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Worcester Barre 0.00 0.00 Route 32 / Route 122 Western terminus of Route 62.
Hubbardston 6.6 10.6 Route 68
Princeton 12.9 20.8 Route 31 south Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 31.
13.2 21.2 Route 31 north Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 31.
Sterling 16.9 27.2 Route 140 Moore’s Corner.
18.9 30.4 I‑190 No access between Route 62 and I-190.
19.8 31.9 Route 12 south Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 12.
0.0 0.0 Route 12 north Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 12.
Clinton 24.7 39.8 Route 70 north Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 70.
24.8 39.9 Route 110 east Beginning of triple concurrency.
25.1 40.4 Route 110 west End of triple concurrency. Concurrency with Routes 62 and 70 continues.
27.2 43.8 Route 70 south Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 70.
Berlin 31.9 51.3 I‑495 I-495 Exit 26
Middlesex Hudson 33.9 54.6 Route 85 north Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 85.
34.0 54.7 Route 85 south Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 85.
Stow 39.3 63.2 Route 117 west Western terminus of concurrency with Route 117.
Maynard 41.3 66.5 Route 117 east Eastern terminus of concurrency with Route 117.
42.3 68.1 Route 27 south Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 27
42.4 68.2 Route 27 north Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 27
Concord 46.6 75.0 Route 2
Bedford 52.4 84.3 Route 4 west / Route 225 west Western terminus of triple concurrency with Routes 4 & 225.
53.4 85.9 Route 4 east / Route 225 east Eastern terminus of triple concurrency with Routes 4 & 225.
55.1 88.7 US 3 US 3 Exit 26
Burlington 55.8 89.8 Middlesex Turnpike
57.9 93.2 Route 3A north Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 3A.
58.6 94.3 Route 3A south Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 3A.
Wilmington 61.8 99.5 Route 38 / Route 129
63.8 102.7 Route 125 Southern terminus of Route 125.
64.2 103.3 I‑93 I-93 Exit 40
North Reading 66.6 107.2 Route 28 north Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 28.
66.8 107.5 Route 28 south Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 28.
Essex Middleton 73.2 117.8 Route 114 east Eastern terminus of wrong-way concurrency with Route 114.
73.3 118.0 Route 114 west Western terminus of wrong-way concurrency with Route 114.
Danvers 76.1 122.5 US 1 to I‑95 north Cloverleaf interchange.
76.3 122.8 I‑95 south I-95 Exit 49
Southbound exit and Northbound entrance
78.1 125.7 Route 35
78.9 127.0 Route 128 Route 128 Exit 22
Beverly 81.3 130.8 Route 1A
81.7 131.5 Route 22
82.18 132.26 Route 127 Eastern terminus of Route 62.
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