Massachusetts Route 114

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Massachusetts Route 114 marker

Route 114
Map of Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts with Route 114 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length 22.42 mi[1] (36.08 km)
Existed by 1930 – present
Major junctions
West end Route 28 in Lawrence
 
East end Route 129 in Marblehead
Location
Counties Essex
Highway system
Route 113Route 114A

Route 114 is a Massachusetts state route that, while essentially a northwest–southeast route, is signed west–east. It runs from Route 28 in Lawrence to its terminus at Route 129 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The route is entirely located in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Route 114 is not related to Route 114A in Seekonk, which is actually related to Rhode Island Route 114 and is located about 50 miles (80 km) away from Massachusetts Route 114.

Route description[edit]

Route 114 westbound in Middleton

Route 114 begins in Lawrence at Route 28, at the southern end of the O'Leary Bridge. It heads eastward along Merrimack Street before turning southward onto Parker Street, passing Lawrence Station as it does. It then bends southeastward at Andover Street, intersecting I-495 at Exit 42. It then crosses the Shawsheen River into North Andover, becoming the Salem Turnpike. In North Andover, Route 114 crosses Route 133 before beginning a concurrency with Route 125 which lasts for over half a mile, passing Merrimack College in the process. It then continues through the town into Middleton, where it has a short wrong-way concurrency with Route 62 in the center of town.

From Middleton, Route 114 heads into Danvers. In Danvers, Route 114 has interchanges with U.S. Route 1 and I-95 in quick succession before entering into Peabody. In Peabody, Route 114 passes the Northshore Mall just before meeting Route 128 at Exit 25. It continues through the northeastern part of town, meeting the southern end of Route 35 before passing into Salem.

In Salem, Route 114 crosses over Route 107 adjacent to the Salem Station. It then continues along North Street, which turns into Summer Street before the route turns eastward onto Norman Street. It then turns south onto Lafayette Street, becoming concurrent with Route 1A southward, until the two split in front of Salem State University, with Route 114 continuing southward, crossing the Forest River into Marblehead. The route finally ends at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue, where it meets the eastern end of Route 129, at Marblehead's main fire station.

History[edit]

Route 114 was originally the Essex Turnpike.

For about its first three decades as 114, Route 114 originally went only as far as Salem. The route was extended to Marblehead in the late 1950s.

Between 1997 and 2002, the terminations of Routes 114 and 129 in Marblehead were extended by slightly more than half a mile eastward, to meet at Essex and Pleasant Streets. After 2002, the roads reverted to their prior forms.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Essex County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Lawrence0.000.00 Route 28Western terminus
1.72.7 I‑495Exit 42 on I-495
North Andover2.84.5 Route 133
2.94.7 Route 125 northWestern end of Route 125 concurrency
3.55.6 Route 125 southEastern end of Route 125 concurrency
Middleton10.717.2 Route 62 eastWestern end of Route 62 wrong-way concurrency
10.917.5 Route 62 westEastern end of Route 62 wrong-way concurrency
Danvers13.822.2 US 1Cloverleaf interchange
13.922.4 I‑95Exit 47 on I-95, Northbound exit and entrance, Southbound entrance only
Peabody16.326.2 Route 128Exit 25 on Route 128
17.528.2 Route 35 northSouthern terminus of Route 35
Salem18.930.4 Route 107Ramp access between the two routes
19.431.2 Route 1A northWestern end of Route 1A concurrency
20.432.8 Route 1A southEastern end of Route 1A concurrency
Marblehead22.4236.08 Route 129 westEastern terminus of Route 114 and Route 129
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kelley, Neil. "MA 114" (route log entry). Massachusetts Route Log. neilbert.com. Retrieved July 1, 2006. 
  • Moraseski, Dan. "MA routes 110-119". MA route log. web.mit.edu. Archived from the original on October 25, 2004. Retrieved July 1, 2006. 

External links[edit]

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