U.S. Route 7 in Massachusetts
Map of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts with US 7 highlighted in red
|Maintained by MassDOT|
|Length:||53.9 mi (86.7 km)|
|South end:||US 7 in North Canaan, CT|
|North end:||US 7 in Pownal, VT|
U.S. Route 7 (US 7) is a north–south U.S. Highway extending from southern Connecticut to the northernmost part of Vermont. In Massachusetts, the route extends for 54 miles (87 km) through western Berkshire County.
US 7 enters Massachusetts in the town of Sheffield and remains a two-lane road until Lenox. There, a four-lane bypass of Lenox was built in two pieces, and the old US 7 is now Route 7A. US 7 continues on as a four-lane road to Pittsfield, where it is then a three-lane road, narrowing to two lanes for a short time, then widening to four lanes in downtown Pittsfield. US 7 leaves downtown Pittsfield as a two-lane surface arterial, and continues as a rural highway with occasional three-lane stretches for climbing the grades along the Berkshires. It passes west of Mount Greylock before passing through Williamstown, connecting the Taconic Trail with the Mohawk Trail. The road passes Williams College before entering Vermont.'
Like Connecticut, Massachusetts planned a US 7 expressway from the existing bypass in Lenox all the way to Lanesborough. This plan was never initiated, although land takings occurred. The highway was ultimately canceled due to environmental and community opposition.
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The entire route is in Berkshire County.
|Sheffield||0.00||0.00||US 7 south – North Canaan||Continuation into Connecticut|
|3.00||4.83||Route 7A south – Ashley Falls||Southern terminus of silent concurrency with Route 7A|
|Great Barrington||10.50||16.90||Route 23 west / Route 41 south – Egremont, Hillsdale, NY||Southern terminus of concurrency with Routes 23 and 41|
|11.50||18.51||Route 41 north – West Stockbridge||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 41|
|Bridge over the Housatonic River|
|12.00||19.31||Route 23 east / Route 183 south – Monterey, Springfield||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 23; Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 183|
|13.40||21.57||Route 183 north – Housatonic, Interlaken||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 183|
|Stockbridge||Bridge over the Housatonic River|
|18.10||29.13||Route 102 west – West Stockbridge||Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 102|
|18.40||29.61||Route 102 east – Lee||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 102|
|Lenox||22.60||36.37||Route 7A north – Historic Lenox||Northern terminus of silent concurrency with Route 7A|
|23.40||37.66||US 20 east to Mass. Pike – Lee||Southern terminus of concurrency with US 20|
|23.70||38.14||Route 183 south – Historic Lenox, Tanglewood||Northern terminus of Route 183|
|25.60||41.20||Route 7A south – Historic Lenox||Northern terminus of Route 7A|
|Pittsfield||30.80||49.57||US 20 west / Route 9 – Albany, NY||Northern terminus of concurrency with US 20; Western terminus of Route 9|
|31.20||50.21||Route 9 east – Dalton||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 9|
|Williamstown||47.20||75.96||Route 43 – Hancock, Stephentown, NY|
|49.10||79.02||Route 2 west – Troy, NY||Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 2|
|51.50||82.88||Route 2 east – North Adams||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 2|
|Bridge over the Hoosic River|
|53.90||86.74||US 7 north – Pownal||Continuation into Vermont|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Google Inc. "U.S. Route 7 in Massachusetts". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-7+N&daddr=US-7+N%2FSimonds+Rd&hl=en&sll=42.724695,-73.201904&sspn=0.068097,0.168743&geocode=FZuZgQIdrSOh-w%3BFdQ7jAIdWtui-w&t=h&mra=ls&z=9. Retrieved 2014-01-22.