Fri Nov 20 05:11:06 EST 2009
Having lived through the planning/construction of I-290. the original design of which was to replace all the east - west minor interstate and intrastate routes that has been previously mentioned on this blog. The original route was supposed to go from the Tpke exit at Sturbridge east through the back part of Spencer, (approx. where Rt. 49 is now) then north of Worcester, on eastward, connecting to 495 at approx. the same point it does now, but a little bit further north in Clinton. Fourteen term Congressman Harold Donohue wanted it to go through Worcester, hence the screwed up mess it has become over the years.
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