Massachusetts Route 68

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Route 68 marker

Route 68
Route information
Length: 36.14 mi[1] (58.16 km)
Major junctions
South end: MA Route 122A.svg Route 122A in Holden
  MA Route 56.svg Route 56 in Rutland
MA Route 62.svg Route 62 in Hubbardston
MA Route 2.svg Route 2 in Gardner
US 202.svg U.S. Route 202 in Templeton
North end: MA Route 32.svg Route 32 in Royalston
Location
Counties: Worcester
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 67 Route 69

Route 68 is a south–north state highway in Massachusetts.

Route description[edit]

Route 68 begins in the Jefferson section of the town of Holden, at Route 122A. It heads northward into Rutland, passing through the northeastern part of the town, passing the northern end of Route 56. It then heads into Hubbardston, crossing Route 62 and passing through the center of town before bending more northeasterly into the city of Gardner.

Southbound entering Gardner

In Gardner, Route 68 crosses Route 2A and Route 2, the latter at Exit 22. It heads to the center of the city and turns westward, concurrent with Route 101 for a quarter mile before turning northwestward. Route 68 heads into Templeton before joining U.S. Route 202 for a wrong-way concurrency for 1.4 miles (2.3 km) through the Baldwinville section of town, before turning northwestward again. The route passes through the far northern portion of neighboring Phillipston before entering Royalston. In Royalston, the route winds slowly through the woods and hills, crossing the Millers River and heading northward through the center of the town. It finally ends at Route 32, just two miles south of the New Hampshire state line.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Worcester Holden 0.0 0.0 MA Route 122A.svg Route 122A Southern end of Route 68.
Rutland 5.8 9.3 MA Route 56.svg Route 56 Northern end of Route 56.
Hubbardston 7.8 12.6 MA Route 62.svg Route 62
Gardner 16.5 26.6 MA Route 2A.svg Route 2A
16.9 27.2 MA Route 2.svg Route 2 Route 2 Exit 22
17.7 28.5 MA Route 101.svg Route 101 East Beginning of concurrency with Route 101.
17.9 28.8 MA Route 101.svg Route 101 West End of concurrency with Route 101.
Templeton 22.4 36.0 US 202.svg U.S. Route 202 North Beginning of concurrency with U.S. Route 202
23.8 38.3 US 202.svg U.S. Route 202 South End of concurrency with U.S. Route 202
Royalston 36.14 58.16 MA Route 32.svg Route 32 Northern end of Route 68.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing