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Massachusetts Route 117

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Subject: Massachusetts Route 70, Massachusetts Route 85, Massachusetts Route 62, Massachusetts Route 110, Massachusetts Route 126
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Massachusetts Route 117

Route 117 marker

Route 117
Map of eastern Massachusetts with Route 117 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 31.07 mi[1] (50.00 km)
Major junctions
West end: Route 12 in Leominster
East end: US 20 in Waltham
Counties: Worcester, Middlesex
Highway system
Route 116 Route 118

Route 117 is an east–west state highway in Massachusetts, running from Leominster in northeast Worcester County to Waltham in central Middlesex.


  • Route description 1
  • Major intersections 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Route description

Route 117 begins in the city of Leominster, near the city center. It passes southeast along Lancaster Street and meets Interstate 190's Exit 7, just over the town line into Lancaster. In Lancaster the route heads eastward, crossing two branches of the Nashua River while having a short, quarter-mile concurrency with Route 70 south of Fort Devens. The route then crosses into Bolton, crossing Route 110 near the Bolton Flats State Wildlife Management Area. It then passes through the center of town before crossing I-495 at exit 27. It meets the northern end of Route 85 before crossing into Middlesex County and the town of Stow.

Eastbound in Lincoln

In Stow, the route passes through the countryside, before meeting Route 62 at the center of town. The two routes head eastward concurrently, entering into Maynard. The routes split just after crossing the Assabet River, with Route 117 heading in a more southeastern direction. The route crosses Route 27 before entering Sudbury. It crosses through North Sudbury before crossing the southern tip of Concord and entering the town of Lincoln over the Sudbury River.

Route 117 then passes through the southwest end of town, intersecting Route 126 and the Fitchburg Line south of the Lincoln station before crossing into Weston. In Weston the route bends southeastward through the Silver Hill, Hastings and Kendal Green sections of town before entering Waltham. The route crosses I-95 (also known as Route 128) without connection before ending at U.S. Route 20 in the western end of town.

Major intersections

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Worcester Leominster 0.00 0.00 Route 12 Western terminus
Lancaster 3.0 4.8 I‑190 Exit 7 on I-190; To Route 2 via I-190 north
5.8 9.3 Route 70 north Western end of Route 70 concurrency
6.1 9.8 Route 70 south Eastern end of Route 70 concurrency
Bolton 7.1 11.4 Route 110
11.1 17.9 I‑495 Exit 27 on I-495
11.5 18.5 Route 85 south Northern terminus of Route 85
Middlesex Stow 16.1 25.9 Route 62 west Western end of Route 62 concurrency
Maynard 18.1 29.1 Route 62 east Eastern end of Route 62 concurrency
19.3 31.1 Route 27
Lincoln 25.0 40.2 Route 126 To Routes 2 and 2A via Route 126 north
Waltham 31.07 50.00 US 20 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Executive Office of Transportation, Office of Transportation Planning - 2005 Road Inventory

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