Massachusetts Route 240

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Route 240

Route 240 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length1.3 mi[1] (2.1 km)
Major junctions
South end US 6 in Fairhaven
North end I-195 in Fairhaven
CountryUnited States
Highway system
Route 228 Route 286

Route 240 is a 1.3-mile-long (2.1 km) south–north state highway in southeastern Massachusetts. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 6 (US 6) in Fairhaven and its northern terminus is at Interstate 195 (I-195) in Fairhaven.

Route description

Route 240 acts as a connector between U.S. Route 6 and I-195 in Fairhaven. There are ghost ramps at the northern end of the highway that show that Route 240 was intended to continue north of I-195 to Acushnet, which was originally planned in the 1970s, but lost traction over the years.[2][3] An aerial view of the northern terminus hints of a continuation beyond that point.[4] Most maps indicate that this divided highway is one that has limited access, but that is not true as there is an at-grade intersection with traffic signals at Bridge Street, just north of U.S. 6.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Fairhaven, Bristol County.

0.00.0 US 6 (Huttleston Avenue) – Fairhaven, New Bedford, MattapoisettSouthern terminus; at-grade intersection
0.4690.755Bridge StreetAt-grade intersection; south end of freeway section
1.32.1 I-195 – Wareham, Cape Cod, Fall RiverNorthern terminus; exit 29 on I-195; trumpet interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (20 May 2013). "Massachusetts Route 240" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  2. ^ Jope, Amy (22 May 1997). "Fairhaven selectmen reject Route 240 extension". New Bedford Standard-Times. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. ^ "End of the road: Why Fairhaven's Route 240 never extended into Acushnet".
  4. ^ Aerial View of Route 240 and I-195
  5. ^ "Massachusetts Route Log Application". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 7, 2018.

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