Massachusetts Route 80

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Route 80 marker

Route 80
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 6.56 mi[1] (10.56 km)
Existed: by 1953 – present
Major junctions
West end: Carver Road in Plymouth
East end: MA Route 3A.svg Route 3A in Kingston
Location
Counties: Plymouth
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 79 Route 81
Westbound in Kingston

Route 80 is a C-shaped state highway in southeastern Massachusetts. The highway is signed as west–east.

Route description[edit]

Route 80 starts at Carver Road (formerly U.S. Route 44) in the West Plymouth section of Plymouth. Due to the removal of Route 44, this is an unusual instance that a numbered route does not have its terminus with another numbered route. Though signed East, Route 80 heads west in the Plymouth section, and then generally north and northwest after crossing the town line into Kingston, all for the first 4.1 miles (6.6 km), and is a state highway, before finally turning east at Elm Street and becoming a town-maintained road.

The highway crosses over the new highway portion of U.S. Route 44 in Kingston, but there is no interchange; however, Commerce Way in Plymouth provides access between the two highways. Route 80 ends at Route 3A in Kingston along the Jones River between Routes 3 and 106.

Points of interest[edit]

Parting Ways Cemetery, a 94-acre (380,000 m2) site containing the burial grounds of four former slaves who fought in the American Revolutionary War and their families, is on this highway in Plymouth, near the Kingston town line.

Sacred Heart High School and Camp Mishannock, a summer camp for girls along Lake Providence, are on the Kingston portion of this highway.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Plymouth County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Plymouth 0.00 0.00 Carver Road Western terminus of Route 80
0.6 1.0 Commerce Way To US 44
Kingston 4.1 6.6 Elm Street To Route 58
6.56 10.56 Route 3A Eastern terminus of Route 80; to Route 3 exit 9 via Route 3A south; to Route  106/Route 27/Route 53 via Route 3A north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing