Massachusetts Route 12

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Route 12 marker

Route 12
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 64.41 mi[1] (103.66 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 12 in Thompson, CT
 

Route 16 / Route 193 in Webster
US 20 in Oxford/Auburn
I‑395 / I‑290 / I‑90 in Auburn
I‑290 in Worcester
I‑190 in Worcester, West Boylston, and Sterling
Route 2 in Leominster

US 202 in Winchendon
North end: NH 12 in Fitzwilliam, NH
Location
Counties: Worcester
Highway system
Route 11 Route 13

Massachusetts Route 12 is a north-south state highway that runs through central Massachusetts from the Connecticut state line at Dudley to the New Hampshire state line at Winchendon.

Route description[edit]

Route 12 begins at the Connecticut state line, runs north through the towns and cities of Dudley, Webster, Oxford, Auburn, Worcester, West Boylston, Sterling, Leominster, Fitchburg, Westminster, Ashburnham, and Winchendon before crossing into New Hampshire.

History[edit]

Route 12 has a junction with Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) at an interchange in Auburn that also includes Interstates 290 and 395 and US 20. Route 12 has an interchange with I-290 in Worcester, and three interchanges with I-190, in Worcester, West Boylston, and Sterling. Route 12 is a minor road in Massachusetts, having been replaced by I-395 from the Connecticut state line to Auburn, I-290 from Auburn to Worcester, and I-190 from Worcester to Leominster.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Worcester County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Dudley 0.0 0.0 Route 12 south – Thompson Continuation into Connecticut
1.7 2.7 Route 197 west – Dudley Eastern terminus of Route 197
Webster 3.4 5.5 Route 16 east / Route 193 south to I‑395 – Douglas, Thompson, CT Western terminus of Route 16;
northern terminus of Route 193
Oxford 11.2 18.0 Route 56 north – Leicester Southern terminus of Route 56
12.0 19.3 US 20 west – Sturbridge, Springfield Southern terminus of concurrency with US 20
Auburn 12.6 20.3 US 20 east to I‑290 – Worcester, Boston Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 20
13.6 21.9 I‑90 / Mass Pike / I‑290 / I‑395 – Springfield, Boston, Worcester, Norwich, CT Exit 10 on I-90; exit 7 on I-290 / I-395
Worcester 17.6 28.3 I‑290 Exit 10 on I-290; entrance ramps only
19.1 30.7 Route 9 west – Leicester, Ware Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 9
20.5 33.0 Route 122 / Route 122A south – Paxton, Millbury, Grafton Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 122A
21.2 34.1 Route 9 east – Shrewsbury, Framingham Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 9
22.5 36.2 Route 122A north / Grove Street – Holden, Rutland Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 122A
23.1 37.2 I‑190 to I‑290 – Leominster, Fitchburg, Shrewsbury, Marlborough Exit 1 on I-190
West Boylston 26.1 42.0 I‑190 – Fitchburg, Worcester Exit 4 on I-190
27.9 44.9 Route 140 south to I‑290 – Shrewsbury Beginning of concurrency with Route 140
28.8 46.3 Route 140 north – Westminster End of concurrency with Route 140
29.0 46.7 Route 110 east – Clinton Western terminus of Route 110
Sterling 33.4 53.8 Route 62 west – Princeton, Mount Wachusett Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 62
33.7 54.2 Route 62 east – Clinton, Berlin Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 62
35.2 56.6 I‑190 – Fitchburg, Worcester Exit 6 on I-190
Leominster 40.1 64.5 Route 117 east – Lancaster, Waltham Western terminus of Route 117
40.7 65.5 Route 13 north – Lunenburg, Townsend Southern terminus of Route 13; Access to Fitchburg Airport
41.6 66.9 Route 2 – Concord, Boston, Athol, Greenfield Exit 31 on Route 2
Fitchburg 46.1 74.2 Route 2A east / Route 31 north – Ashby, Lunenburg Southern terminus of concurrency with Routes 2A / 31
47.0 75.6 Route 2A west / Route 31 south – Westminster, Princeton Northern terminus of concurrency with Routes 2A / 31
Ashburnham 53.1 85.5 Route 101 to Route 119 – Ashby, Gardner, Templeton 0.1-mile (0.16 km) long concurrency
Winchendon 59.0 95.0 Route 140 south – Gardner, Westminster Northern terminus of Route 140
61.4 98.8 US 202 – Baldwinville, Jaffrey, NH 0.2-mile (0.32 km) long concurrency
64.41 103.66 NH 12 north – Fitzwilliam Continuation into New Hampshire
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Bing