Massachusetts Route 114

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Route 114

Route 114 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length22.42 mi[1] (36.08 km)
Existedby 1930–present
Major junctions
West end Route 28 in Lawrence
Major intersections
East end Route 129 in Marblehead
CountryUnited States
Highway system
Route 113 Route 114A

Route 114 is a 22.42-mile-long (36.08 km) Massachusetts state route that, while essentially a northwest–southeast route, is signed west–east. It runs from Route 28 in Lawrence to its terminus at Route 129 in Marblehead. The route is entirely located in Essex County.

Route 114 is not related to Route 114A in Seekonk, which is actually related to Rhode Island Route 114 and is located about 50 miles (80 km) away from Massachusetts Route 114.

Route description

Route 114 westbound in Middleton

Route 114 begins in Lawrence at Route 28, at the southern end of the O'Leary Bridge, although signage is entirely absent at the junction of Route 28 and Route 114. It heads eastward along Merrimack Street before turning southward onto Parker Street, passing Lawrence Station as it does. It then bends southeastward at Andover Street, intersecting I-495 at Exit 100 (formerly 42). It then crosses the Shawsheen River into North Andover, becoming the Salem Turnpike and serving as the main retail corridor in the town. In North Andover, Route 114 passes through the town’s southern sections, closely paralleling the Andover town line, which passes within 300 feet of the highway at one point, with the parking lots of some businesses along the highway straddling both towns. It crosses Route 133 before beginning a concurrency with Route 125 which lasts for over half a mile, passing through the Merrimack College campus in the process. Near Merrimack’s East Campus and the athletic complex, Route 125 splits from 114 as a super-two bypass that provides access to Interstate 93, while Route 114 continues southeastward into Middleton, where it has a short wrong-way concurrency with Route 62 in the center of town.

From Middleton, Route 114 heads into Danvers. In Danvers, Route 114 has interchanges with U.S. Route 1 and I-95 in quick succession before entering into Peabody. In Peabody, Route 114 passes the Northshore Mall just before meeting Route 128 at Exit 40 (formerly 25). It continues through the northeastern part of town, meeting the southern end of Route 35 before passing into Salem.

In Salem, Route 114 crosses over Route 107 adjacent to the Salem Station. It then continues along North Street, which turns into Summer Street before the route turns eastward onto Norman Street. It then turns south onto Lafayette Street, becoming concurrent with Route 1A southward, until the two split in front of Salem State University, with Route 114 continuing southward, crossing the Forest River into Marblehead. The route finally ends at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue, where it meets the eastern end of Route 129, at Marblehead's main fire station.


Route 114 was originally the Essex Turnpike.

For about its first three decades as 114, Route 114 originally went only as far as Salem. The route was extended to Marblehead in the late 1950s.

Between 1997 and 2002, the terminations of Routes 114 and 129 in Marblehead were extended by slightly more than half a mile eastward, to meet at Essex and Pleasant Streets. After 2002, the roads reverted to their prior forms.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Essex County.

Lawrence0.000.00 Route 28Western terminus
1.72.7 I-495 – Lowell, Marlboro, Haverhill, SalisburyExit 100 on I-495; partial cloverleaf interchange
North Andover2.84.5 Route 133 – Shawsheen, Lowell, Georgetown
Route 125 north – Haverhill, Plaistow, NH
Western end of Route 125 concurrency

Route 125 south to I-93 – Wilmington
Eastern end of Route 125 concurrency
Route 62 east – Danvers, Beverly
Western end of Route 62 wrong-way concurrency
Route 62 west – North Reading, Burlington
Eastern end of Route 62 wrong-way concurrency
Danvers13.822.2 US 1 – Peabody, NewburyportCloverleaf interchange
I-95 to Route 128 – Waltham, Boston, Salisbury, Portsmouth, NH
Exit 67 on I-95; partial cloverleaf interchange; northbound exit and entrance; southbound entrance only

Route 128 to I-95 / US 1 – Boston, Beverly, Gloucester
Exit 40 on Route 128; cloverleaf interchange
Route 35 north – Danvers
Southern terminus of Route 35
Salem18.930.4 Route 107 – Beverly, LynnRamp access between the two routes
Route 1A north – Beverly
Western end of Route 1A concurrency
Route 1A south – Swampscott, Lynn
Eastern end of Route 1A concurrency
Route 129 west – Lynn, Boston
Eastern terminus; eastern terminus of Route 129
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  • Kelley, Neil. "MA 114" (route log entry). Massachusetts Route Log. Retrieved July 1, 2006.
  • Moraseski, Dan. "MA routes 110-119". MA route log. Archived from the original on October 25, 2004. Retrieved July 1, 2006.

Truck route

While no MA 114 Truck officially exists, there's a signed MA 114 Truck eastbound in Peabody. Gardner St. does not allow trucks, so trucks are directed to continue north on Pulaski St. to MA 35 and then take MA 35 south until reaching 114 again. Westbound, there is no signed "MA 114 Truck", though; there is simply a "no trucks" sign on Gardner St. and a sign saying "← 114 West" (with no mention of trucks) at the turn from MA 35 to Pulaski St.

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