Massachusetts Route 70

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Route 70 marker

Route 70
Route information
Length: 20.78 mi[citation needed] (33.44 km)
Major junctions
South end: Route 9 in Worcester
  I‑290 in Worcester
Route 140 in Boylston
Route 62 / Route 110 in Clinton
Route 117 in Lancaster
North end: Route 2 in Lancaster
Location
Counties: Worcester
Highway system
Route 69 Route 71

Route 70 is a north–south state highway in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Route description[edit]

Route 70 begins as the northward continuation of Worcester Center Boulevard at Route 9 as Lincoln Street. It crosses under Interstate 290 at Exit 18, a partial exit, and continues northward, bearing northeastward and crossing under Interstate 290 again at Exit 20, another partial exit. It passes several shopping plazas before turning more northward onto Boylston Street. Route 70 passes through the far northwestern corner of Shrewsbury before entering the town of Boylston.

In Boylston, Route 70 crosses Route 140 and proceeds in an arc near the Wachusett Reservoir. As it enters the town of Clinton, Route 70 begins a concurrency with Route 62 which lasts for approximately 2.6 miles (4.2 km), with the last 0.3 miles (0.48 km) being a triple concurrency with Route 110 through the center of town. Once the route leaves the concurrency, it heads northward into the town of Lancaster.

Once in Lancaster, the route passes Atlantic Union College and crosses the north branch of the Nashua River before meeting Route 117, joining the route for a quarter mile. It then turns north again, following the western border of Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (a division of Fort Devens). Route 70 ends just north of Route 2 at Fort Pond Road, where the ramps from Route 2 West's Exit 35.

Junction list[edit]

Northbound in Boylston, Massachusetts

The entire route is in Worcester County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Worcester 0.0 0.0 Route 9 Southern terminus of Route 70 at Worcester Center Blvd, Main Street
0.3 0.48 I‑290 I-290 Exit 18 – Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only.
1.5 2.4 I‑290 I-290 Exit 20
Boylston 5.6 9.0 Route 140
Clinton 10.8 17.4 Route 62 east Southern end of concurrency with Route 62.
13.0 20.9 Route 110 west Southern end of concurrency with Route 110.
13.3 21.4 Route 110 east Northern end of concurrency with Route 110.
13.4 21.6 Route 62 west Northern end of concurrency with Route 62.
Lancaster 16.9 27.2 Route 117 east Southern end of concurrency with Route 117.
17.1 27.5 Route 117 west Northern end of concurrency with Route 117.
20.7 33.3 To Route 2 east Old Union Turnpike east to Route 2 eastbound access at Exit 35.
20.78 33.44 To Route 2 west Fort Pond Road east to Route 2 westbound access at Exit 35.
Northern terminus of Route 70.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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