MA 3 shield, from wikimedia MA 3/Pilgrims Highway Exit List

43 Miles, From US 6 in Bourne to I-93 in Braintree

Interchange

Milepost

Current Exit Number

Proposed Exit Number

 US 6 shield image from wikimedia West - Buzzards Bay, Falmouth (SB)

0.1

1A

--*

 US 6 shield image from wikimedia East - Sagamore, Hyannis (SB)

0.1

1B

--

 MA 3A shield image from wikimedia North - Cedarville, Manomet

2.5

2

2

 Clark Rd - Pine Hills

7.1

3

7

 Plimouth Plantation Hwy - Manomet (SB)

12.3

4

12A

 Long Pond Rd - Plymouth Center

12.7

5

12B (12 NB)

 US 44 shield from wikimedia East - Plymouth

14.5

6A

14A

 Samoset St  - W. Plymouth, Carver

14.5

6B

14B

 US 44 shield from wikimedia West - Taunton, Providence, RI

15.6

7

15

 Smith Lane - Rocky Nook

16.9

8

16

 MA 3A shield image from wikimedia - Kingston, N. Plymouth

17.8

9

17

 MA 3A shield image from wikimedia to MA 53 shield from wikimedia - Kingston, S. Duxbury

19.4

10

19

 MA 14 shield image from wikimedia - Duxbury, Pembroke

22.3

11

22

 MA 139 shield image from wikimedia - Marshfield, Hanover

26.6

12

26

 MA 53 shield image from wikimedia MA 123 shield image from wikimedia - Hanover, Norwell

31.7

13

31

 MA 228 shield image from wikimedia - Hingham, Rockland

34.8

14

34*

 Derby St - Hingham, Weymouth

36.1

15

36

 MA 18 shield image from wikimedia North - Weymouth (Abington-NB)

38.1

16A (16 NB)

38A (38 NB)

 MA 18 shield image from wikimedia South - S. Weymouth, Abington (SB)

38.1

16B

38B

 Union St - Braintree, S. Braintree

40.5

17

40

 Washington St - Braintree (SB)

41.7

18

41

 Burgin Pkwy - Quincy Center

42.0

19

42A (42 SB)*

 I-93 shield image from wikimedia (US 1 shield image from wikimedia) North - Boston (NB)

42.6

20A

42B

 I-93 shield image from wikimedia (US 1 shield from mediawiki) South to I-95 shield image from wikimedia - Canton (NB)

42.6

20B

42C

This exit list contains both the current exit number and proposed exit number if/when MassDOT converts MA 3 to the Geographic Reference or Milepost Exit Numbering system. MassDOT awarded a contract to replace the exit numbers in December 2015 and was supposed to be switching over routes in western and southern parts of the state in 2016, however the project now has been indefinitely postponed. The proposed numbers provided were based on contract documents provided by the MassDOT Highway Division for the postponed project, and may be subject to change.

*Recommended Changes: MassDOT was to review the proposed exit numbers for possible changes prior to work to create the new exit tabs. If the project ever goes forward, here's some changes I'd suggest:

1. Currently, there is no proposed number listed for the last exit southbound, US 6 West. There may be no need for a number for US 6 East, since MA 3 joins it without exiting, but there currently are numbers for these exits. It would be consistent with other routes if the West US 6, at least, got to be Exit 0.

2. MA 228, the proposed exit number is 34, but the exit is barely one mile from Derby Street, Exit 36. It may make more sense to have this numbered as 35.

3. The proposed list has the Burgin Parkway and Washington Street exits with separate numbers (41 and 42), however they use the same exit ramp southbound and using 42 also for I-93 makes those exit numbers as 42B and 42C northbound. It would be simpler to have the southbound exits as 41B and 41A while northbound the Burgin Parkway exit would just be 41. I-93 would then be the simpler 42A and 42B.

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