Massachusetts Route 143

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Route 143 marker

Route 143
Map of western Massachusetts with Route 143 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 24.49 mi[1] (39.41 km)
Existed: by 1933 – present
History: Designated as Route 109A in 1930
Major junctions
West end: Route 8 in Hinsdale
  Route 112 in Worthington
East end: Route 9 in Williamsburg
Counties: Berkshire, Hampshire
Highway system
Route 142 Route 145
Route 109 MA Route 109A.svg Route 110

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,[2] who spent the night in Worthington in 1825.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
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


MA Route 109A.svg

Route 143 was originally numbered Route 109A in 1930. The route was renumbered to 143 by 1933.[3]


External links[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
Eastbound in Peru Center