Massachusetts Roads - MA 97/113
and MA 97/113
Never too big to fail.
All photos are northbound.
NB under and past MA 128. Just because a sign is wooden doesn't give it a pass for being mounted 45° off-kilter.
Back in the days of cut-corner paddle signs, Route 128 was king all the way around the city. I-95, which is what MA 97 is actually junctioning here, was intended to go straight in via the unbuilt Northeast Expressway, but both then and now, it is just a feeder into the beltway. This is the same sign, unflashed and flashed.
Leaving MA 133 in Georgetown.
Now with MA 113 WB on a drawbridge across the Merrimack River, with a view westward. The bridge was recently replaced with a normal, non-truss draw span.
MA 97/113 turn off of Groveland St. and pass these signs on their ride through eastern Haverhill.
Stay on Groveland St. and you drive a shorter distance, but at a lower speed limit, and get to see the narrow MA 113 shield at the northwest end. You also get other cool signs, seen on the Haverhill page linked below.
Onto MA 113 alone
To MA 128
Onto MA 133
To US 1
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