Massachusetts Route 107

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Route 107

Route 107 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length11.9 mi[1] (19.2 km)
Major junctions
South end Route 16 at Revere-Chelsea border
Major intersections
North end Route 1A at Salem-Beverly border
CountryUnited States
CountiesSuffolk, Essex
Highway system
Route 106 Route 108

Route 107 is a 11.9-mile-long (19.2 km) north–south Massachusetts state route located along the North Shore of Massachusetts. Route 107 runs from Route 16 in Revere to Route 1A at the Essex Bridge in Salem.

Route description

Route 107 begins in Revere at an interchange with Route 16 (the Revere Beach Parkway) just north of the Chelsea town line. The route serves as Broadway, the main street through the city of Revere. The route intersects Route 60 at Brown Circle. From the rotary, the route becomes a limited access highway through the Rumney Marsh Reservation as the Salem Turnpike, entering Saugus over the Pines River. It continues as an expressway for roughly 3.5 miles until just before the Saugus River, where the road enters Lynn via the Belden Bly Bridge.

Route 107 northbound in Lynn

In Lynn, Route 107 becomes Western Avenue, immediately passing the General Electric River Works. The route continues through the city, passing the western end of Lynn Commons before intersecting Route 129. The route passes Bayridge Hospital and Fraser Field before meeting Route 129A, running concurrently for approximately half a mile eastward until Route 129A turns southward. The concurrency with Route 129A was the original alignment of Route 129 prior to the creation of Route 129A in 1996. The route crosses Floating Bridge Pond, so named because the original roadway was an actual floating bridge, before entering the city of Salem.

Route 107 in Salem travels as Highland Avenue, heading uphill and passing the area of Salem Hospital/North Shore Medical Center before the road meets Boston Street at Essex Street. Route 107 turns west along Boston Street before turning northward again along Bridge Street, not far from Gallows Hill Park, site of the hanging during the Salem witch trials. The route travels along the North River before crossing under Route 114 with ramp access to that route. The route then passes the Salem MBTA station, and becomes a limited access route once again as the Bridge Street Bypass. Completed in 2008, this super two section of Route 107 keeps traffic from the MBTA station and other areas of Salem off the busy city streets, following just west of the MBTA commuter tracks before ending at Route 1A at the Salem end of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Danvers River.

Prior to the completion of the Bridge Street Bypass, Route 107's northern end was at the intersection of Bridge Street and Winter Street, north of Salem Commons, where Route 1A turns from Winter Street to Bridge Street northbound. Because of the moving of the northern end, the route was lengthened from 11.29 miles (18.17 km) to 11.9 miles (19.2 km).[2]

Major intersections

SuffolkRevere0.00.0 Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) – Everett, Somerville, WinthropSouthern terminus
1.52.4 Route 60 – Revere Beach, Boston, Malden, N.H., MaineBates Circle – Rotary intersection
EssexLynn5.79.2 Route 129

Route 129A west to I-95 / US 1 – Lynnfield
Beginning of concurrency with Route 129A
Route 129A east – Swampscott, Marblehead
End of concurrency with Route 129A
Salem10.917.5 Route 114 – Marblehead, Danvers
11.919.2 Route 1A – Swampscott, LynnNorthern terminus; southern end of Essex Bridge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2007 Road Inventory
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2010-05-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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