Massachusetts Route 58

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Route 58 marker

Route 58
Route information
Length 29.86 mi[1] (48.06 km)
Major junctions
South end Route 28 on the RochesterWareham town line
 
North end Route 18 in Weymouth
Location
Counties Plymouth, Norfolk
Highway system
Route 57Route 60

Route 58 is a south–north highway in southeastern Massachusetts. For all but its final 0.4 miles (0.64 km), the route lies within Plymouth County.

Route description[edit]

Northbound entering Hanson

Route 58 begins at Route 28 on the RochesterWareham town line.[2][3] The route follows the town line for approximately a tenth of a mile before being wholly in Wareham. It then crosses I-495 before clipping the corner of Middleborough and re-entering Wareham for a short while before finally entering Carver. For the first 1.4 miles (2.3 km) of this route, none of the town line changes are signed.

The route turns northward through the town of Carver, passing Edaville Railroad and the King Richard's Faire grounds as well as the center of town. In North Carver the town intersects U.S. Route 44 just east of where that route becomes a four-lane freeway. Before the freeway was completed, the route had a short concurrency between its current exit ramps to Plymouth Road, where the route continued eastward to Plymouth. Route 58 then passes through the small town of Plympton and into Halifax, where it intersects Route 106. It then passes between the East and West Monponsett Ponds before crossing into Hanson.

In Hanson, Route 58 intersects Route 27 before sharing a 0.4 miles (0.64 km) concurrency with Route 14, passing the Town Hall and Wampatuck Pond before splitting northwestward. The route takes a few turns before entering Whitman, turning northward at a rotary into the town of Abington. It intersects Route 123, the Plymouth/Kingston commuter rail line, and Route 139, all before ending just over the Weymouth town line at Route 18, just west of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station site.

Route history[edit]

When first established in the late 1920s, Route 58 went from Wareham to Canton ending at Route 138. In Abington, instead of heading straight at the intersection with Route 123, the route went right, running concurrent along Centre Avenue until Spring Street where it turned left and crossed into Weymouth on Union Street. Route 58 then followed what would be the 1931-1959 routing of Route 128 through Weymouth (Columbian Street), Braintree (Columbian Street, Grove Street, Franklin Street, and West Street), Quincy (Blue Hill River Road), Milton (Blue Hill River Road, Hillside Street) and Canton (Royall Street) before ending at Route 138. In 1931, with the establishment of the new path of Route 128 from Dedham to Hingham, Route 58 was truncated back to Main Street in Weymouth continuing its modern path north of Route 123 to end at what is today the intersection with Route 18.[4][5]

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
PlymouthRochester0.000.00 Route 28Southern terminus of Route 58
Wareham0.40.64 I‑495 to I‑195Exit 2 on I-495
Carver10.316.6 US 44Interchange
Plympton12.319.8Mayflower RoadTo Route 80
Halifax15.825.4 Route 106
Hanson19.431.2 Route 27
21.033.8 Route 14Southern end of Route 14 concurrency
21.434.4 Route 14Northern end of Route 14 concurrency
Abington26.642.8 Route 123
28.045.1 Route 139
NorfolkWeymouth29.8648.06 Route 18Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of Transportation Planning. "2007 Road Inventory". Executive Office of Transportation. Archived from the original on 2006-09-27. 
  2. ^ Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer (Map). DeLorme. 2002. p. 58. § L9. 
  3. ^ American Map: Metro Boston-Eastern Massachusetts (Map). Arrow Map. 2004. p. 202. § A13. 
  4. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Road Map of Massachusetts, 1929. Published by Department of Public Works, State House, Boston
  5. ^ Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Works. Road Map and Detour Bulletin, 1932.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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