Massachusetts Route 57
|Length:||45.42 mi (73.10 km)|
|Existed:||by 1930 – present|
|West end:||Routes 23/183 in Monterey|
| Route 8 in Sandisfield
US 202/Route 10 in Southwick
|East end:||US 5 in Agawam|
Route 57 is an east–west Massachusetts state route that runs from Monterey to Agawam. The eastern 5.0 miles (8.1 km) in Agawam is a freeway that runs from Route 187 to the route's eastern terminus at U.S. Route 5.
The route begins in Monterey, at its intersection with routes 23 and 183. The section from there to New Marlborough (which is a concurrency with Route 183) primarily takes a southeastern path that passes several stretches of farmland. In New Marlborough, Route 57 splits from Route 183 and follows a mainly easterly route with frequent curves, passing more farmland. During this stretch, there is a brief concurrency with Route 8 in Sandisfield to cross the Farmington River's west branch.
In Southwick, Route 57 starts to enter a more suburban area. There are more concurrencies during this stretch, first with U.S. Route 202 and Massachusetts Route 10 in Southwick, and then with Route 187 in Agawam.
When Route 57 splits off from Route 187, it becomes a freeway, the Henry E. Bodurtha Highway. It has five exits before terminating in a rotary that is served by an interchange from U.S. Route 5.
Construction on the freeway portion began in 1958, with the first portion (to today's Route 159, then called Route 5A) opening in 1961. It was extended to past Route 75 in 1966, with Route 57 being moved to the freeway around this time (the old alignment became Route 147). In 1991, work to extend the freeway to Route 187 began, with the new section opening in 1995. A further extension to Southwick has been proposed, but it was put on hold by then-Governor Mitt Romney in June 2005; nevertheless, Agawam's city council continues to urge the state to construct the extension. The MA 57 freeway exits do not have numbers, but this is to change during 2016 when all interchanges will be given milepost-based numbers between 40 and 45 as part of a statewide exit number conversion project.
|Berkshire||Monterey||0.0||0.0||Route 23 / Route 183 north – Great Barrington, Lenox, Monterey||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 183|
|New Marlborough||6.0||9.7||Route 183 south – Colebrook, CT||Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 183|
|Sandisfield||15.2||24.5||Route 8 – Otis, Winsted, CT||175-yard (160 m) concurrency with Route 8|
|Hampden||Granville||27.8||44.7||Route 189 south – Granby, CT, Hartford, CT||Northern terminus of Route 189|
|Southwick||34.3||55.2||US 202 south / Route 10 south – Granby, CT||Southern terminus of concurrency with US 202 / Route 10|
|34.9||56.2||US 202 north / Route 10 north – Westfield||Northern terminus of concurrency with US 202 / Route 10|
|Agawam||39.6||63.7||Route 187 north – Westfield, Springfield||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 187|
|40.4||65.0||Route 187 south – West Suffield, CT, West Hartford, CT||Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 187|
|40.4||65.0||Western terminus of the Henry E. Bodurtha Highway (freeway section)|
|41.8||67.3||Garden Street – Agawam||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|42.6||68.6||Mill Street west – Feeding Hills||Westbound exit; eastbound entrance from Tennis Road|
|43.1||69.4||Route 75 – Agawam, West Springfield|
|43.9||70.7||Route 159 – Agawam Center, Six Flags, Windsor Locks, CT||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|45.0||72.4||Editha Avenue||Westbound exit only|
|45.4||73.1||US 5 to I‑91 – Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke, Hartford, CT||Rotary interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- Anderson, Steve. "Henry E Bodurtha Highway (MA 57)". bostonroads.com. Eastern Roads. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
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- Massachusetts Atlas and Gazeteer (Map) (1st ed.). 1" = 1.3 miles. DeLorme. 1998. p. 45. § J21. ISBN 0-89933-220-X.
- Kelley, Neil. "US 5A". Massachusetts Route Log. neilbert.com. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2015). "COMMBUYS - Bid Solicitation FAP# HSIP-002S(874) Exit Signage Conversion to Milepost-Based Numbering System along Various Interstates, Routes and the Lowell Connector". Retrieved January 11, 2016.
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