Massachusetts Route 103
Map of Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts with Route 103 highlighted in red
|Maintained by MassDOT|
|Length:||4.92 mi (7.92 km)|
|Existed:||1930 – present|
|West end:||Route 103 in Warren, RI|
|I‑195 in Somerset|
|East end:||US 6 / Route 138 in Somerset|
Massachusetts Route 103 is a continuation of R.I. Route 103. It begins in Swansea at the Warren line, heading eastward as Wilbur Avenue. It crosses the Cole River before entering the village of Ocean Grove. As the route enters Somerset it crosses the Lees River, just east of its junction with Exit 4 of I-195. (Part of the exit structure is linked to Lees River Avenue, which ends at Route 103 just west of the rest of the exit.) From there it continues eastward, north of Brayton Point and the Dominion Resources power station before Wilbur Avenue turns northward, intersecting with Riverside Avenue at the end of Brayton Avenue, where all three roads formerly met the Slade's Ferry Bridge. Route 103 then continues northward along Riverside Avenue to its end at intersection with the former alignment of U.S. Route 6 and Route 138 just west of the former Brightman Street Bridge, before US Route 6's realignment to the new Veteran's Memorial Bridge. Route 138 continues northward along Riverside Avenue from the new bridge, creating a gap between the end of 103 and the northward curve of 138.
Before the removal of the Slade's Ferry Bridge, Route 103 traveled along that bridge, and ended in Fall River where Routes 6 and 138 meet.
The entire route is in Bristol County.
|Swansea||0.00||0.00||Route 103 west – Warren||Continuation into Rhode Island|
|Somerset||3.00||4.83||Lees River Avenue to I-195 west – Providence, RI||To I-195 exit 4|
|3.20||5.15||I‑195 – Fall River, Cape Cod, Providence, RI||Exit 4 on I-195, some movements through L.R. Avenue|
|4.70||7.56||Brayton Avenue||Former location of the Slade's Ferry Bridge|
|4.92||7.92||US 6 / Route 138 to Route 79 – Fall River, Taunton, Tiverton, RI||Interchange, eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2005 Road Inventory[permanent dead link]
- Google (December 26, 2013). "Route 103" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
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