Massachusetts Route 147

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Route 147

Route 147 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length4.23 mi[1] (6.81 km)
Major junctions
West endMill Street / Springfield Street in Agawam
Major intersections Route 75 / Route 159 in Agawam
East end US 5 / Riverdale Street in West Springfield
CountryUnited States
Highway system
Route 146 Route 148

Route 147 is a 4.23-mile-long (6.81 km) east–west state highway in Massachusetts, serving the cities of Agawam and West Springfield. Its western terminus is at Mill Street and Springfield Street in Agawam, and its eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 5 (US 5) in West Springfield. It follows the easternmost few miles of the former route of Route 57 before it was moved onto a limited access freeway a mile south, the Henry E. Bodurtha Highway, completed in 1966.[2][3]

Route description

Route 147 eastbound in Feeding Hills

Route 147 begins at the intersection of Springfield Street and Mill Street in Agawam, where Springfield Street bears northeast and Mill Street begins east. The route continues northeast for two miles (3 km) then turns east at the intersection with North Street. Route 147 follows Springfield Street to an intersection with Route 75/Suffield Street and Route 159/Main Street. Route 75 and Route 159 both are continuations of Connecticut routes having the same number that enter Massachusetts four miles (6 km) to the south. At the intersection, Route 147 takes a left turn onto the Anne Sullivan bridge over the Westfield River and enters West Springfield.

Route 147 in West Springfield follows Memorial Avenue east-northeast past the Eastern States Exposition grounds, where the agricultural state fair for the six New England states meets each year. The route continues down Memorial Avenue past the large former Boston and Albany, now CSX, rail freight yard. Route 147 then continues past the Century Center shopping center before ending at US 5/Riverdale Street at a rotary adjacent to the Memorial Bridge over the Connecticut River into Springfield.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Hampden County. [1]

Agawam0.0000.000Mill Street / Springfield Street to Route 57 – Feeding Hills, SouthwickWestern terminus

Route 75 south / Route 159 south – Suffield CT, Agawam Center
Northern terminus of Routes 75 and 159
West Springfield4.2306.808 US 5 (Riverdale Street) – Agawam, Longmeadow, HolyokeEastern terminus; rotary interchange
Memorial Bridge – SpringfieldContinuation past US 5
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c MassDOT Planning Division. "Massachusetts Route Log Application". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  2. ^ West Springfield, MA-CT Quadrangle UNH Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York.
  3. ^ - MA 57.

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