Massachusetts Route 49

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For the old designation of Route 49, see Massachusetts Route 149.

Route 49 marker

Route 49
Podunk Pike
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 7.44 mi[1] (11.97 km)
Existed: 1972 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 20 in Sturbridge
North end: Route 9 in Spencer
Counties: Worcester
Highway system
Route 47 Route 52

Route 49 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Known as Podunk Pike, the highway runs 7.44 miles (11.97 km) from U.S. Route 20 (US 20) in Sturbridge north to Route 9 in Spencer. Route 49 provides an expressway connection between US 20 and Route 9 in southwestern Worcester County.

Route description[edit]

Northbound Route 49 entering East Brookfield from Sturbridge

Route 49 begins at US 20 (Charlton Road) in the town of Sturbridge. The highway heads north as a partially controlled-access two-lane highway with a speed limit of 55 miles per hour (89 km/h), which it maintains for its whole length except at its ends. Route 49 crosses over Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) with no access as it clips the northwest corner of the town of Charlton. The highway parallels Podunk Road for most of its course as it passes to the east of Wells State Park and enters the town of East Brookfield. Route 49 enters the town of Spencer, crosses over CSX's Boston Subdivision rail line, and crosses over the Sevenmile River immediately before it reaches its northern terminus at Route 9 (Main Street).[1]

Major Intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Worcester County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Sturbridge 0.00 0.00 US 20 (Charlton Road) – Auburn, Springfield Southern terminus
Spencer 7.44 11.97 Route 9 (Main Street) – Brookfield, Spencer Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Bing / Google

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  1. ^ a b c Planning Division (2012). "Massachusetts Highway Route Log". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 12, 2017.