vzeej5wn@myfairpoint.net vzeej5wn@myfairpoint.net
Fri Nov 20 10:02:35 EST 2009

Back in the late '70s when I-190 was being built, I was told that there 
had been plans for a four-lane highway between Leominster and Worcester 
(an expansion of Route 12, presumably) since 1943.  One wonders why the 
delay.  -Doug

Quoting Scott Fybush <scott@fybush.com>:
> Larry Weil wrote:
> > At 12:07 AM -0500 11/20/09, A. Joseph Ross wrote:
> >>  It may also be why there is I-
> >> 91 along the Connecticut River, but no similar north-south road in
> >> Worcester County. 
> >
> > I-395/I-290/I-190 runs from the CT border to Leominister, so it's sorta
> > the same thing, just doesn't go as far north. 
> >
> It's more or less the routing of the old New England Route 12...and yes,
> most of it was a very late addition to the Interstate system. 
> (I was incorrect earlier, by the way, in attributing MA 14/CT 14 to the
> old New England routes. Those numbers came along later. But other Mass. 
> routes, including 28, do trace their history all the way back to the old
> New England routes.)
> s

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