Massachusetts Route 60

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Route 60 marker

Route 60
Route information
Length: 14.33 mi[1] (23.06 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 20.svg U.S. Route 20 in Waltham
  MA Route 2.svg Route 2 in Arlington
US 3.svg MA Route 2A.svg U.S. Route 3/Route 2A in Arlington
MA Route 38.svg Route 38 in Medford
I-93.svg Interstate 93 in Medford
MA Route 28.svg Route 28 in Medford
MA Route 99.svg Route 99 in Malden
US 1.svg U.S. Route 1 in Revere
MA Route 107.svg Route 107 in Revere
East end: MA Route 1A.svgMA Route 16.svg Routes 1A/16 in Revere
Location
Counties: Middlesex, Suffolk
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 58 Route 62

Route 60 is an east–west state highway running through the northern suburbs of Boston.

Route description[edit]

Route 60 begins at U.S. Route 20 in Waltham, just east of downtown. It then heads eastward, passing through the center of Belmont before intersecting in Arlington with Route 2 at that route's Exit 59 eastbound. From there, Route 60 joins U.S. Route 3 and Route 2A for a brief 0.1 miles (0.16 km) concurrency, starting at Massachusetts Avenue. It then turns eastward off of that route, crossing the Mystic River into Medford.

Eastbound in Belmont

In Medford it passes the West Medford commuter rail station before intersecting Route 38 at Winthrop Square. From there Route 60 heads into downtown Medford, splitting at Main Street (just north of the Mystic Valley Parkway and Route 16) before rejoining at Medford City Hall to pass under Interstate 93 at Exit 32. Route 60 continues eastward, crossing Route 28 (the Fellsway West) at Stevens Square before entering Malden.In Malden, Route 60 passes through downtown, passing the Malden Center MBTA station, which has access to both the Orange Line and the Haverhill Line. Route 60 intersects Route 99 in the eastern part of town before entering the city of Revere. In Revere, the route intersects U.S. Route 1 at Copeland Circle, where the Northeast Expressway was planned to continue northward to carry Interstate 95 to its current path north of Route 128. (The route was never completed due to opposition, but the ramp stubs are visible crossing the northeastern part of the circle.) From Copeland Circle, Route 60 continues eastward, south of the Rumney Marsh Reservation. It crosses Route 107 at Brown Circle before turning southward as American Legion Highway, finally ending at the intersection of Route 1A and the eastern end of Route 16, at Mahoney Circle. Route 60's right of way continues through the circle and links directly to that of Route 1A's.

The state reconstructed the section from Trapelo Road to Brighton Road in 2007. The state will reconstruct the section from Pleasant Street to the Waltham city line in 2012.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Middlesex Waltham 0.00 0.00 US 20 Western terminus of Route 60.
Arlington 3.9 6.3 Route 2 Route 2 Exit 59.
4.9 7.9 US 3 south / Route 2A east Western terminus of US-3/Route 2A/60 concurrency at Mass Ave.
5.0 8.0 US 3 north / Route 2A west Eastern terminus of US-3/Route 2A/60 concurrency.
Medford 6.9 11.1 Route 38 Winthrop Square – Access to Route 16 / Mystic Valley Parkway via Route 38 southbound.
7.4 11.9 Main Street Route 60 eastbound & westbound split onto one-way streets.
South to MA Route 16.svgMA Route 38.svg at Mystic Valley Parkway.
7.7 12.4 I‑93 I-93 Exit 32.
8.6 13.8 Route 28 Fellsway West
Malden 11.2 18.0 Route 99
Suffolk Revere 12.4 20.0 US 1 Copeland Circle
13.4 21.6 Route 107 Beginning of American Legion Highway as Route 60.
14.33 23.06 Route 1A / Route 16 west Eastern terminus of Routes 60 & 16 at Mahoney Circle.
American Legion Highway continues as Lee-Burbank Highway on Route 1A.
To Route 145
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing