U.S. Route 5 in Massachusetts

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 5 in Massachusetts. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 5.

U.S. Route 5 marker

U.S. Route 5
Map of central Massachusetts with US 5 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 53.46 mi[1] (86.04 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 5 in Enfield, CT
 
North end: US 5 in Guilford, VT
Location
Counties: Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 4 US 5A

U.S. Route 5 (US 5) is a north–south U.S. Highway extending from southern Connecticut to the northernmost part of Vermont. In Massachusetts, the route travels 53.5 miles (86.1 km), paralleling the Connecticut River and Interstate 91 (I-91) through Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties.

Route description[edit]

US 5 stays very close to the Connecticut River. It enters the state at the town of Longmeadow on the east bank of the river going up to Springfield. In Springfield, US 5 then overlaps with Interstate 91 (I-91) for about 0.5 miles (0.80 km), then separates as its own freeway crossing the Connecticut River on the South End Bridge into Agawam. The freeway portion travels for about 3.3 miles (5.3 km) up to West Springfield. From the town of Northampton up to Bernardston, US 5 travels concurrent with Massachusetts Route 10 (Route 10 for 26 miles (42 km). US 5 also passes through Holyoke, Hatfield, Whately, Deerfield, and Greenfield. As in Connecticut, US 5 has many interchanges with the parallel I-91.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hampden Longmeadow 0.00 0.00 US 5 south – Enfield Continuation into Connecticut
1.80 2.90 Route 192 south – East Longmeadow, Stafford Springs, CT Northern terminus of Route 192
Springfield 3.50 5.63 I‑91 south – Hartford, CT Southern terminus of concurrency with I-91; Exit 1 on I-91
3.70 5.95 Route 83 south – Forest Park, East Longmeadow Northern terminus of Route 83; Exit 2 on I-91
3.90 6.28 I‑91 north – Holyoke Northern terminus of concurrency with I-91; Exit 3 on I-91
Connecticut River South End Bridge
Agawam 4.60 7.40 Route 57 west – Agawam, Southwick Rotary interchange; Eastern terminus of Route 57
West Springfield 5.80 9.33 Route 147 west – West Springfield, Agawam Rotary interchange; Eastern terminus of Route 147, to Memorial Bridge
7.00 11.27 US 20 – Westfield, Springfield Rotary interchange
9.30 14.97 I‑91 to I‑391 – Holyoke, Springfield Exit 13 on I-91
10.80 17.38 I‑91 / I‑90 / Mass. Pike – Holyoke, Springfield Exit 4 on I-90; Exit 14 on I-91
Holyoke 13.80 22.21 US 202 to I‑91 – Westfield, Southwick, South Hadley
14.60 23.50 Route 141 east – Holyoke Center, Chicopee Falls One-way eastbound
14.80 23.82 Route 141 west to I‑91 – Easthampton One-way westbound
15.00 24.14 To US 202 – South Hadley Falls, Athol Via Lincoln Street
Hampshire Northampton 21.90 35.24 I‑91 – Deerfield, Greenfield, Holyoke Exit 18 on I-91
22.90 36.85 Route 9 / Route 10 south – Easthampton, Pittsfield, Amherst Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 10
24.30 39.11 I‑91 north – Greenfield Northbound exit and southbound entrance; Exit 20 on I-91
26.10 42.00 I‑91 south – Holyoke, Springfield Northbound access via Elm Street; Exit 21 on I-91
Hatfield 28.65 46.11 I‑91 south – Holyoke, Springfield Exit 22 on I-91
Franklin Whately 30.50–
31.20
49.08–
50.21
I‑91 north – Greenfield, Brattleboro, VT Exit 23 on I-91
33.70 54.23 I‑91 south – Holyoke, Springfield No access to I-91 north; Exit 24 on I-91
33.90 54.56 Route 116 south – Sunderland, Amherst Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 116
Deerfield 34.80 56.01 Route 116 north to I‑91 – Conway, Ashfield Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 116
Deerfield River Bridge
Greenfield 42.50 68.40 Route 2A – Athol, Shelburne Court Square, site of historic road marker
44.20 71.13 Route 2 to I‑91 – Athol, Boston Diamond interchange
Bernardston 49.00 78.86 Route 10 north to I‑91 – Northfield Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 10
53.46 86.04 US 5 north – Brattleboro Continuation into Vermont
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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