Massachusetts Route 16
Map of the Boston area with Route 16 in red
|Length:||59.8646 mi (96.3427 km)|
|West end:||Route 12 / Route 193 in Webster|
|East end:||Route 1A / Route 60 in Revere|
|Counties:||Worcester, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk|
Route 16 is an east–west state highway in Massachusetts. It begins in the west at an intersection with Route 12 and Route 193 in Webster, just north of the Connecticut state border. It runs in a generally southwest-northeast routing through a number of Boston's suburbs and runs to the west and then north of the city before ending in Revere at an intersection with Route 1A and Route 60.
Much of Route 16 east of the Newton-Wellesley town line, and especially from Cambridge eastward, is a multi-lane parkway, although it is not limited access for any significant length of road. Segments of Route 16 are also known as the Mystic Valley Parkway, the Alewife Brook Parkway, and the Revere Beach Parkway, among other names.
From the western end of the Route 135 concurrency in Wellesley to Route 30 (Commonwealth Avenue) in Newton, the route serves as a part of the Boston Marathon, from the halfway point to just before Mile 18 and the hills.
Webster to Millford
After passing I-395, the route continues to the northeast, going through Douglas (with a trip through the Douglas State Forest), the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Uxbridge, Mendon, Hopedale, and Milford, while passing beneath I-495 shortly thereafter.
Millford to Newton
This area west of Boston, also called MetroWest, that Route 16 now travels through contains several quintessential New England towns. The route now goes by restored antique, colonial homes and town buildings.
From I-495, Route 16 goes northeasterly past Holliston and the Elm Bank Reservation in Sherborn. The road then crosses into Natick while traveling next to the Dover line, and goes through Wellesley, where Wellesley College and Babson College are located. Entering Newton, the route travels past Lasell College before crossing into Middlesex County.
Newton to Revere
In Newton, Route crosses Route 30 and Route 128 (Interstate 95), later crossing I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike, in West Newton; Pike Exit 16 here provides access to and from the east only. It enters Watertown while crossing the Charles River, and intersects U.S. Route 20 in Watertown Square. The route briefly crosses into Arlington, passing by Mount Auburn Cemetery before entering Cambridge. Continuing east, Route 16 joins U.S. Route 3 and Route 2, passing by Fresh Pond and the large parking garage at the MBTA Alewife Station. From there, Route 2 and then Route 3 split at the eastern end of the freeway portion of the Concord Turnpike. On Alewife Brook Parkway, Route 16 turns north towards Somerville, meeting up with the Mystic Valley Parkway.
Veering south, the route travels beside the Mystic River upstream, passing near Medford Square, the downtown area of Medford. Crossing Interstate 93, Route 16 proceeds on the portion of the road east of Route 28 in Medford called Revere Beach Parkway. The route continues east through the cities of Everett and Chelsea, then travels by a winding path through several mixed-used industrial, commercial, and residential areas in Revere, where it has an interchange with U.S. Route 1.
|This section requires expansion. (June 2008)|
Parts of Route 16 were historically maintained by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), and while the MDC no longer exists, the parkway portions of the route are still patrolled by the Massachusetts State Police and maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation as a remnant of the former MDC jurisdiction.
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|Worcester||Webster||0.00||0.00||Route 12 / Route 193 south – Webster, Putnam, CT, Oxford, Worcester, Thompson, CT||Western terminus; northern terminus of Route 193|
|0.20||0.32||I‑395 – Norwich, CT, New London, CT, Oxford, Worcester||Exit 2 on I-395|
|Douglas||6.91||11.12||Route 96 south – Harrisville, RI||Northern terminus of Route 96|
|Uxbridge||12.20||19.63||Route 146 – Providence, RI, Sutton, Worcester||Exit 3 on Route 146|
|14.40||23.17||Route 122 – Worcester, Millville||Brief concurrency with Route 122; to Route 146A|
|Milford||21.40||34.44||Route 140 – Bellingham, Upton, Shrewsbury|
|22.90||36.85||Route 85 north to I‑495 – Hopkinton||Southern terminus of Route 85|
|23.30||37.50||Route 109 east to I‑495 – Medway, Westwood||Western terminus of Route 109|
|Middlesex||Holliston||27.30||43.94||Route 126 south – West Medway, Woonsocket, RI||Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 126|
|29.60||47.64||Route 126 north – Ashland, Framingham||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 126|
|Sherborn||33.00||53.11||Route 27 south – Medfield||Southern terminus of concurrency with Route 27; some movements via Sawin Street|
|33.30||53.59||Route 27 north – Natick, South Natick, Wellesley||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 27|
|Norfolk||Wellesley||39.10||62.93||Route 135 west – Framingham, Hopkinton||Western terminus of concurrency with Route 135; some movements via Weston Road|
|39.30||63.25||Route 135 east – Needham, Dedham||Eastern terminus of concurrency with Route 135|
|40.70||65.50||Route 9 – Brookline, Boston, Framingham Center, Worcester||Partial interchange via Worcester and Grantland Roads|
|Middlesex||Newton||42.20||67.91||I‑95 / Route 128 – Dedham, Providence, RI, Portsmouth, NH||Exit 21 on I-95 / Route 128|
|43.40||69.85||Route 30 (Commonwealth Avenue) – Weston, Framingham, Newton Center, Boston|
|44.00||70.81||I‑90 / Mass Pike east – Boston||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; exit 16 on I-90|
|Watertown||46.80||75.32||US 20 – Waltham, Brighton||Watertown Square|
|Cambridge||49.40||79.50||US 3 south / Route 2 east (Fresh Pond Parkway) – Boston||Southern terminus of concurrency with US 3 / Route 2|
|North Cambridge||50.70||81.59||Route 2 west (Cambridge Turnpike) – Concord||Northern terminus of concurrency with Route 2|
|51.10||82.24||US 3 north / Route 2A (Massachusetts Avenue) – Arlington, Winchester, Lexington, Cambridge||Northern terminus of concurrency with US 3|
|Somerville||Mystic Valley Parkway west – Arlington||Route 16 joins the Mystic Valley Parkway|
|Medford||53.00||85.30||Route 38 – Medford, Winchester||Brief concurrency with Route 38; to Route 60|
|53.50||86.10||I‑93 – Boston, Concord, NH||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; exit 31 on I-93|
|55.30||89.00||Route 28 (Fellsway) – Charlestown, Boston, Stoneham, Reading||Mystic Valley Parkway transitions to Revere Beach Parkway|
|Everett||56.10||90.28||Route 99 (Broadway) – Everett, Boston||Dual rotary intersection|
|Suffolk||Revere||58.50||94.15||US 1 – Tobin Bridge, Boston, Saugus, Newburyport||Interchange with the Northeast Expressway|
|58.80||94.63||Route 107 – Revere, Chelsea, Lynn||Interchange with Broadway; southern terminus of Route 107|
|59.6||95.9||Route 145 south (Revere Beach Parkway) – Revere Beach, Winthrop||Northern terminus of Route 145|
|59.8646||96.3427||Route 1A / Route 60 west to US 1 – Revere Beach, Lynn, Sumner Tunnel, Boston, Malden, New Hampshire, Maine||Rotary; eastern terminus of Routes 16 and 60|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Massachusetts Route 16.|
- "Office of Transportation Planning - 2005 Road Inventory". Executive Office of Transportation. 2005. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- Columbia Gazetteer of North America. "Chaubunagungamaug, Lake, Massachusetts (MA), United States". AllRefer.com. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- "Holliston Massachusetts". SmartMoves. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- "Parkway Maintenance Matrix". Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved 2008-06-10.