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Interstate 290 marker

Interstate 290
Route information
Maintained by Masshighways
Length: 20.16 mi[1] (32.44 km)
Existed: 1970 – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) / I‑395 / Route 12 in Auburn
  Route 146 / I‑190 in Worcester
Route 9 in Worcester
Route 140 in Boylston
East end: No image.svgNo image wide.svgNo image.svgConnector plate.svg
I-495.svgMA Route 85.svg I-495/Route 85 Connector in Marlborough
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 286 I-291

Interstate 290 (abbreviated I-290) runs for 20.16 miles (32.44 km) from Auburn, Massachusetts to Marlborough, Massachusetts. It is a continuation of I-395 north of I-90 (the Mass Pike) and runs through downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, I-190 splits off, and I-290 runs across Lake Quinsigamond and east to I-495 in Marlborough. There are buildings very close to the highway, including a grand church which faces the road (referred to locally as "Our Lady of the Highway"). Massachusetts has built a freeway connector (Route 146) from I-290 in Worcester to the Mass Pike and then south to Providence, Rhode Island.

Route description[edit]


History[edit]

Orson the bear, the mascot of Polar Beverages, is a prominent landmark visible from I-290 in Worcester.

Originally, I-290 was to rejoin I-90 in Westborough, roughly where I-495 sits now. However, this route would have run through the town centers of Shrewsbury and Northborough. Additionally, I-290 was intended to be extended past I-495 to I-95/Route 128 in Waltham, but this was canceled under pressure from towns along the planned route. A brief two-lane connector heads to Route 85 as a result of this aborted plan. The interchange with I-495 was originally supposed to be a cloverleaf, but after the plan was canceled, it was modified with a flyover ramp onto 495-northbound.

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Exit Destinations Notes
Worcester Auburn 0.0 0.0 7 I‑395 / I‑90 / Mass. Pike / Route 12 No exit to Route 12 southbound
0.1 0.2 8 Route 12 south – Webster Westbound exit only
1.4 2.3 9 Auburn Street / Swanson Road – Auburn Westbound exit and eastbound entrance to Auburn Street, Eastbound exit to Swanson Road, westbound entrance from Vine Street.
Worcester 3.2 5.1 10 Route 12 north (Hope Avenue) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
3.8 6.1 11 College Square / Federal Square / Southbridge Street
4.7 7.6 12 Route 146 south – Millbury, Providence Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
5.3 8.5 13 Route 122A (Vernon Street) – Kelley Square
5.6 9.0 14 Route 122 – Barre, Uxbridge No westbound entrance
5.9 9.5 15 Shrewsbury Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
6.1 9.8 16 MLK Jr. Boulevard – Downtown Worcester Union Station
6.6 10.6 17 Route 9 – Ware, Framingham Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
6.8 10.9 18 Route 70 to Route 9 – Ware, Framingham Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
7.7 12.4 19 I‑190 north to Route 12 – Holden, Fitchburg Eastbound exit is combined with exit 20
8.4 13.5 20 Route 70 (Lincoln Street) / Burncoat Street Eastbound exit is combined with exit 19
9.6 15.4 21 Plantation Street – Worcester Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Shrewsbury 10.2 16.4 22 Main Street – Shrewsbury, Worcester
12.7 20.4 23 Route 140 – Shrewsbury, Boylston Split into exits 23A (south) and 23B (north)
Northborough 14.9 24.0 24 Church Road – Northborough, Boylston
17.9 28.8 25A Hudson Street – Northborough
17.9 28.8 25B Solomon Pond Mall Road – Berlin
Middlesex Marlborough 20.0 32.2 26 I‑495 to Route 85 – Cape Cod, Hudson Split into exits 26A (south) and 26B (north)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Route Log- Auxiliary Routes of the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 2
  2. ^ Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation. 2007. "Interchanges Listing (I-290)." Downloaded from http://www.eot.state.ma.us/default.asp?pgid=planning/disc/interchanges&sid=dtable, August 7, 2011.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing


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