Massachusetts Route 143
Map of western Massachusetts with Route 143 highlighted in red
|Maintained by MassDOT|
|Length:||24.49 mi (39.41 km)|
|Existed:||by 1933 – present|
|History:||Designated as Route 109A in 1930|
|West end:||Route 8 in Hinsdale|
|Route 112 in Worthington|
|East end:||Route 9 in Williamsburg|
Route 143 is a 24.5-mile-long (39.4 km) west–east state highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its western terminus is at Route 8 in Hinsdale, at the town's center. Its eastern terminus is at Route 9 near the village of Searsville in Williamsburg. At Worthington, the highway runs concurrently with Route 112 for 0.8 miles (1.3 km), beginning at Worthington Corners. The road is the only state route through the towns of Peru and Chesterfield, and it crosses the Westfield River in Chesterfield.
From Hindsale to Worthington, Route 143 is known as the Lafayette Trail, named after American Revolutionary War hero Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, who spent the night in Worthington in 1825.
|Berkshire||Hinsdale||0.00||0.00||Route 8||Western terminus|
|Hampshire||Worthington||12.3||19.8||Route 112 south||Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 112|
|13.3||21.4||Route 112 north||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 112|
|Williamsburg||24.49||39.41||Route 9||Eastern terminus of Route 143|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route 143 was originally numbered Route 109A in 1930. The route was renumbered to 143 by 1933.
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