Plimoth Plantation Highway

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Plimoth Plantation Highway
Route information
Length 2.04 mi[1] (3.28 km)
Existed 1951 – present
Major junctions
West end MA Route 3.svg Route 3 in Plymouth
East end MA Route 3A.svg Route 3A in Plymouth
Location
Counties Plymouth
Highway system

Plimoth Plantation Highway is a short unnumbered two-lane freeway with plastic stanchions posted on a rumbled asphalt median in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Route description[edit]

The highway begins at Exit 4 off Route 3, a partial interchange which is accessible only from the southbound side from which there is a left exit. Motorists on Plimoth Plantation Highway headed toward Route 3 can enter that highway northbound only. However, motorists may use Exit 5 in order to reverse direction and ultimately travel southbound on Route 3. The highway proceeds east, serving Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Beach and the village of Chiltonville. The highway ends at a special intersection in White Horse Beach and Manomet at Route 3A.

History[edit]

The first segment of Route 3 opened up in 1951 from what is now Exit 9 to Exit 4 and used Plimoth Plantation Highway temporarily to detour around the old Route 3 in Kingston and Plymouth, now renamed Route 3A, until 1957 when Route 3 south of Exit 4 opened and assumed its current alignment. An Act naming the two-mile (3 km) spur Plimoth Plantation Highway was approved on April 3, 1969, 18 years after the highway had opened.[2] The Act references the highway as being Exit 40, the old exit number before the Massachusetts Highway Department renumbered the exit in 1978.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Plymouth, Plymouth County. All exits are unnumbered.

mikmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 Route 3 north – Brockton, BostonSouthbound exit and northbound entrance from Route 3; Exit 4 on Route 3
Sandwich Road – Chiltonville, Plymouth Beach
Plimoth PlantationWestbound exit and entrance; opened seasonally
Plimoth Plantation via River StreetEastbound exit and entrance
2.043.28 Route 3A – Manomet, White Horse BeachHigh-speed merge onto Route 3A south toward Manomet with two left-hand modified jughandles
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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