Massachusetts Route 70

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Route 70
Route information
Length: 20.78 mi[citation needed] (33.44 km)
Major junctions
South end: MA Route 9.svg Route 9 in Worcester
  I-290.svg Interstate 290 in Worcester
MA Route 140.svg Route 140 in Boylston
MA Route 62.svgMA Route 110.svg Routes 62/110 in Clinton
MA Route 117.svg Route 117 in Lancaster
North end: MA Route 2.svg Route 2 in Lancaster
Location
Counties: Worcester
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 69 Route 71

Route 70 is a north–south state highway in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Route description[edit]

Route 70 begins as the northward continuation of Worcester Center Boulevard at Route 9 as Lincoln Street. It crosses under Interstate 290 at Exit 18, a partial exit, and continues northward, bearing northeastward and crossing under Interstate 290 again at Exit 20, another partial exit. It passes several shopping plazas before turning more northward onto Boylston Street. Route 70 passes through the far northwestern corner of Shrewsbury before entering the town of Boylston.

In Boylston, Route 70 crosses Route 140 and proceeds in an arc near the Wachusett Reservoir. As it enters the town of Clinton, Route 70 begins a concurrency with Route 62 which lasts for approximately 2.6 miles (4.2 km), with the last 0.3 miles (0.48 km) being a triple concurrency with Route 110 through the center of town. Once the route leaves the concurrency, it heads northward into the town of Lancaster.

Once in Lancaster, the route passes Atlantic Union College and crosses the north branch of the Nashua River before meeting Route 117, joining the route for a quarter mile. It then turns north again, following the western border of Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (a division of Fort Devens). Route 70 ends just north of Route 2 at Fort Pond Road, where the ramps from Route 2 West's Exit 35.

Junction list[edit]

Southbound intersection with Route 62 East at Clinton-Boylston line.
County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Worcester Worcester 0.0 0.0 MA Route 9.svg Route 9 Southern end of Route 70 at Worcester Center Blvd.
0.3 0.5 I-290.svg Interstate 290 I-290 Exit 18 – Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only.
1.5 2.4 I-290.svg Interstate 290 I-290 Exit 20
Boylston 5.6 9.0 MA Route 140.svg Route 140
Clinton 10.8 17.4 MA Route 62.svg Route 62 East Beginning of concurrency with Route 62.
13.0 20.9 MA Route 110.svg Route 110 West Beginning of triple concurrency.
13.3 21.4 MA Route 110.svg Route 110 East End of triple concurrency with Route 110.
Concurrency between Routes 70 & 62 continues.
13.4 21.6 MA Route 62.svg Route 62 West End of concurrency with Route 62.
Lancaster 16.9 27.2 MA Route 117.svg Route 117 East Beginning of concurrency with Route 117.
17.1 27.5 MA Route 117.svg Route 117 West End of concurrency with Route 117.
20.7 33.3 To MA Route 2.svg Route 2 East Old Union Turnpike east to Route 2 eastbound access at Exit 35.
20.78 33.44 To MA Route 2.svg Route 2 West Fort Pond Road east to Route 2 westbound access at Exit 35.
Northern end of Route 70.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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