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Massachusetts Route 41

Route 41 marker

Route 41
Route information
Length: 31.1588 mi[1] (50.1452 km)
Existed: ca. 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 41 in Salisbury, CT
  U.S. Route 7 in Great Barrington
Mass Pike in West Stockbridge
North end: U.S. Route 20 in Pittsfield
Location
Counties: Berkshire
Highway system
Route 40 Route 43

Route 41 is the extension of Connecticut Route 41 into Massachusetts. It begins at the Connecticut state line in Sheffield and ends at U.S. Route 20 in Pittsfield. Route 41 was the original alignment for New England Interstate Route 4 south of Great Barrington prior to 1930.

Northbound in West Stockbridge

Route description

Massachusetts Route 41 begins in the southwest corner of the town of Sheffield at the Connecticut state line, where it continues as Connecticut Route 41 into the town of Salisbury. It heads mostly northbound, east of Mount Everett and the southern Taconic mountain range. In neighboring Egremont, the road becomes concurrent with Route 23, turning northeastward into Great Barrington. In Great Barrington, it meets the eastern end of Route 71 before meeting U.S. Route 7 south of the town center. South of this point, U.S. Route 7 formerly followed the path of Route 41.

The three roads head through the center of town concurrently, just east of the Housatonic River, before Route 41 leaves the concurrency just before the other two routes cross the river. Route 41 heads relatively northward into West Stockbridge, where it meets Exit 1 of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The exit is only partial; it has a westbound exit and eastbound entrance only, just west of the final toll booth on the Pike. Directly north of the Pike, Route 41 begins a short, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) concurrency with Route 102, passing Shaker Mill Pond before the routes split, with Route 41 heading northward into the town of Richmond. In Richmond, it meets the end of Route 295, which leads shortly into New York. Route 41 ends just north of the Richmond-Pittsfield line at U.S. Route 20, just east of the Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock and southwest of Pittsfield's airport and city center.

Junction list

The entire route is in Berkshire County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Sheffield 0.0 0.0 Route 41 south Continuation into Connecticut
Egremont 7.9 12.7 Route 23 west Western terminus of concurrency with Route 23.
Great Barrington 10.3 16.6 Route 71 Eastern terminus of Route 71.
11.9 19.2 US 7 south Southern and western terminus of triple concurrency with Routes 7, 23 & 41.
12.8 20.6 US 7 north / Route 23 east Northern and eastern terminus of concurrency with US 7 & Route 23.
West Stockbridge 22.2 35.7 I‑90 / Mass Pike Mass Pike Exit 1: Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only.
22.4 36.0 Route 102 east Eastern terminus of concurrency with Route 102.
22.9 36.9 Route 102 west Western terminus of concurrency with Route 102.
Richmond 27.7 44.6 To NY 295 Connection via MA Route 295.
Pittsfield 31.2 50.2 US 20 Northern terminus of Route 41.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2005 Road Inventory
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