Massachusetts Route 183

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Route 183 marker

Route 183
Map of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts with Route 183 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 31.94 mi[1] (51.40 km)
Major junctions
South end: Route 183 in Colebrook, CT
  US 7 / Route 23 in Great Barrington
North end: US 7 / US 20 in Lenox
Location
Counties: Berkshire
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 181 Route 186

Massachusetts Route 183 is a north–south state highway in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The entire route travels from Lenox to Sandisfield at the Connecticut state border. The entire route is 32.0 miles (51.5 km) long (51.50 km), with several miles running in a silent concurrency with other routes (see below).

Route description[edit]

Route 183 is essentially divided in two parts. The upper section begins in Lenox at the junction of Walker Street and the Lenox Bypass, a freeway-grade bypass route carrying U.S. Route 7 and U.S. Route 20 around the town center. Route 183 passes through the town's center, and is combined with Route 7A for approximately 0.1 miles (0.16 km). From there, the road turns southward into Stockbridge, passing Tanglewood, the Stockbridge Bowl and Old Curtisville Historic District before passing under Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) without any interchange, just one-third of a mile north of the road's intersection with Route 102 in the village of Larrywaug. The road continues south, passing the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire Botanical Garden, and paralleling the Housatonic River, crossing it once it enters Great Barrington and the village of Housatonic. The road continues along the east bank of the river before finally junctioning with U.S. Route 7 again.

Eastbound, entering Lenox

Once the road meets Route 7, it carries a silent concurrency with it for 1.4 miles (2.3 km), before presumably turning east and joining Route 23 just north of the town center (some maps denote this route; some do not).[2][3] From there, Routes 183 and 23 head towards Monterey, a distance of 3.5 miles (5.63 km). After passing the Butternut Basin ski area, the road crosses the Appalachian Trail at the town line before splitting southeastward with the beginning of Route 57, which it shares a concurrency with for 6 miles (9.66 km), heading shortly into New Marlborough near Lake Buel. just east of that town's center, the road splits finally, with Route 183 heading southeast towards Sandisfield, passing the town's state forest and following the Sandy Brook, crossing it just north of the Connecticut state line at Colebrook, where the road becomes Connecticut Route 183.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Berkshire County. [4]

Location[4] Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Sandisfield 0.000 0.000 Route 183 Continuation from Connecticut
New Marlborough 7.353 11.834 Route 57 east Southern end of concurrency with Route 57
Monterey 13.368 21.514 Route 23 east to Route 8
Route 57 west
Southern end of concurrency with Route 23
Western terminus of Route 57 and its concurrency with Route 183
Great Barrington 16.849 27.116 US 7 south / Route 23 west – Egremont, Sheffield Northern end of concurrency with Route 23; southern end of concurrency with US 7
18.243 29.359 US 7 north – Stockbridge Northern end of concurrency with US 7
21.160 34.054 Housatonic River
Stockbridge 25.332 40.768 Route 102 (Stockbridge Road) – West Stockbridge, Lee
25.583 41.172 I‑90 / Mass Pike No access between MA 183 and I-90 (Mass Pike).
Lenox 30.888 49.709 Route 7A north (Main Street) Southern end of wrong-way concurrency with Route 7A
31.068 49.999 Route 7A south (Kemble Street) Northern end of wrong-way concurrency with Route 7A
31.915 51.362 US 7 / US 20 (Veterans Memorial Highway) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Closed/former
  •       Concurrency terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2007 Road Inventory
  2. ^ Massachusetts Atlas and Gazetteer, Second Edition. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, 2002, p. 44.
  3. ^ Western Massachusetts Street Atlas. South, Easton, MA: Arrow Map, Inc., 1998, pp. 8, 43, 70, 83.
  4. ^ a b MassDOT Planning Division. "Massachusetts Route Log Application". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 

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