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Interstate 91 Massachusetts
Northbound

Highway Information

Miles 54.99
Counties Traveled
Through
Hampden, Hampshire,
Franklin
Cities Springfield, Holyoke,
Northampton, Greenfield
Major Junctions Interstate 291
(Exit 8)

Interstate 391
(Exit 12)

Interstate 90
(Exit 14)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
53 (96%)
Southern End of
Interstate Driven
Connecticut State Line
Northern End of
Interstate Driven
Vermont State Line
Have Not Driven Between Exit 4 & Exit 8
(Total distance 2 miles)

Pictures

Northbound

Southbound

Interstate 91 North
The commonwealth of Massachusetts welcomes OKRoads to the Bay State for the first time on Interstate 91. The interstate spends 55 miles in the state. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 91 North at the Bark Haul Road overpass. Brattleboro, Vermont, is just 63 miles ahead. In the New England states, it is amazing how many states one can go through in just a couple hundred miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 through Springfield was undergoing a massive reconstruction project during the summer of 2005. Exit 6, which serves downtown Springfield, was closed during this project. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Springfield is home to several colleges, including Springfield College and Springfield Technical Community College. Use Exit 4 (Broad Street) to both institutions. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
A rest area and tourist information center are located off of Exit 4 in Springfield. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use any of the next seven exits to the city of Springfield, population 152,082. The 3rd largest city in Massachusetts is home to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 3 to the Eastern States Exposition and Six Flags New England. Continue to Exit 4 to the Basketball Hall of Fame and the MassMutual Center. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Springfield is also home to three hospitals, including Mercy Hosptial, Shriners Hospital, and the Bay State Medical Center. Use Exit 8 (Interstate 291) to Mercy and Shriners, and use Exit 10 (Massachusetts 116/Main Street) to Bay State. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 2 - Massachusetts 83 South - 1 mile. The right lane ends 1/2 mile ahead in anticipation of the merge of U.S. 5 onto the interstate for a short duplex. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Stay in the left lanes to continue on Interstate 91 North. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 3 to the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located in Agawam. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 3 - U.S. 5 North to Massachusetts 57 - 3/4 mile. The speed limit falls to 45 as there are now just two northbound lanes. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 2 - Massachusetts 83 South - 1/4 mile. U.S. 5 merges onto the interstate prior to the Exit 2 off-ramp's departure. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 and U.S. 5 North
Interstate 91 and U.S. 5 North at Exit 2 - Massachusetts 83 South - Forest Park/East Longmeadow. Massachusetts 83 makes up eight miles between this interchange and Somers, Connecticut. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
For those coming from U.S. 5, they are given a sign to use Exit 3 to the Eastern States Exposition and Six Flags New England. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 and U.S. 5 North at Exit 3 - U.S. 5 North to Massachusetts 57 - Columbus Avenue/West Springfield. The town of West Springfield is home to 27,889 residents. Massachusetts 57 begins one mile to the west. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North
On the right we see the split of U.S. 5 North from the Exit 3 off-ramp (and Exit 2 on-ramp as well). For those on Interstate 91 North, they are given a two-mile advance sign for Exit 8, Interstate 291 and U.S. 20 East. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Again, use Exit 4 if the National Basketball Hall of Fame or the MassMutual Center are your destination. To the right, the on-ramp to Interstate 91 north departs from Columbus Avenue. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 4 - Broad Street - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 4 - Broad Street. Interstate 91 travels between the Connecticut River and downtown Springfield on a viaduct. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
From Columbus Avenue (also the northbound frontage road), we see a mileage sign, one-half mile south of the Springfield Center exit. Despite the exit being closed at this time, there was nothing covered related to the Springfield Center exit. Distances to the following three exits are also given; Interstate 291 and U.S. 20 East in 1 1/4 miles, U.S. 20 West and Massachusetts 20A East in 1 1/2 miles, and Main Street (Massachusetts 116) in 2 1/2 miles. Just left of the mileage sign is a basketball, and that is where the hall of fame is located. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
A bit further north on Columbus Avenue, we arrive at the State Street intersection. The Exit 6 ramp normally comes in just behind this view. Ahead, traffic bound for Interstate 91 North is given an off-ramp as Columbus Avenue continues into downtown Springfield. Due to the construction, though, the ramp was closed, and we had to go up to the U.S. 20 West/Massachusetts 20A East interchange to get back onto the interstate. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
From Columbus Avenue looking up at Interstate 91, we see the departure of Exit 8 - Interstate 291 and U.S. 20 East - TO Interstate 90. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 9 - U.S. 20 West/Massachusetts 20A East - West Springfield/Westfield. The ramp in the foreground carries Interstate 291 westbound traffic to Interstate 91 South. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 9A - Massachusetts 20A East - Main Street. Columbus Avenue transitions into a northbound on-ramp after Interstate 291. Traffic from Interstate 291 also uses this ramp, which causes some weaving problems. U.S. 20 never merges onto Interstate 91's main lanes. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 9B - U.S. 20 West - West Springfield/Westfield. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 10 - Massachusetts 116/Main Street - 1/4 mile. The state highway is not marked from Interstate 91. Massachusetts 116 begins at Massachusetts 20A just east of Interstate 91. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 10 - Massachusetts 116/Main Street - Chicopee/North Springfield. In less than one mile, Interstate 91 enters the city of Chicopee, population 54,653. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The next exit on Interstate 91 North is Exit 12 for Interstate 391. The beginning of the north-south interstate spur into Holyoke is about 3/4 mile ahead. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Four exits on Interstate 91 North serve the city of Holyoke. Interstate 391 is 3/4 mile ahead and provides a freeway into the city. Lower Westfield Road is 4 3/4 miles ahead. U.S. 202 is 6 1/2 miles away, and Massachusetts 141 is 7 3/4 miles away. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Interstate 391 North to Exit 2 (Massachusetts 116) to Elms College, a 4-year comprehensive Catholic college located in Chicopee. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 12 - Interstate 391 North - 1/2 mile. Overall, Interstate 391 is 4.46 miles long. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exits 13A-B - U.S. 5 - 1 mile. The gantry is located on the left due to the direction that Interstate 91 takes at the Interstate 391 interchange ahead. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 12 - Interstate 391 North - Holyoke Center. The destination point on Interstate 91 North is now Greenfield, which is 36 miles away. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North prepares to cross the Connecticut River as the one-half mile advance sign for Exit 13A (U.S. 5 North) appears. The Exit 13 interchange is not a typical cloverleaf. For example, the northbound Interstate 91 ramp to U.S. 5 southbound consists of a U-turn, goes underneath Interstate 91, then uses a slip ramp to the ramp from Interstate 91 southbound to U.S. 5 southbound. The same sort of thing happens when going from Interstate 91 South to U.S. 5 North. Traffic from U.S. 5 uses one ramp to both directions of the interstate, and then slip ramps to the opposite direction's ramp. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 13A - U.S. 5 North - Riverdale Street. To the right, we see a gantry for traffic from the ramp connecting Interstate 91 South to U.S. 5 North. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 13B - U.S. 5 South - West Springfield. Interstate 90 and the Massachusetts Turnpike are two miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 14 - Interstate 90/MassPike - 1 mile. From Chicago eastward to Boston, Interstate 90 spends most of its route along tollways. Its stretch through Massachusetts is no exception, as its entire route in the Bay State is spent on the MassPike. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 14 - Interstate 90/MassPike - 1/2 mile. There is no toll charged on westbound from Interstate 91 to the New York state line. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 14 - Interstate 90/MassPike - Boston/Albany NY. Boston is 92 miles to the east, while Albany is 81 miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Despite the fact that there is only one lane on the connector from Interstate 91, this sign says to use the right lane to the turnpike. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The connector from Interstate 91 splits into separate off-ramps; one to U.S. 5 and the other to Interstate 90. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The MassPike toll booth at interchange 4 of the toll road. To the right are two Citizens Bank FastLanes, which is the MassPike's electronic toll collection system. It is compatible with E-ZPass, which is used in most other northeastern states. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Finally, the split of the MassPike interchange 4 connector to opposite directions of the turnpike. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 91 North, one-quarter mile south of Lower Westfield Road, 2 1/4 miles south of U.S. 202, and 3 1/2 miles south of Massachusetts 141. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 15 - Lower Westfield Road/Ingleside - 1/4 mile. The Holyoke Mall at Ingleside is located near this interchange. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 15 - Lower Westfield Road/Ingleside. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 16 - U.S. 202 - 1 mile. U.S. 202 is an interesting highway that is apparently signed as north-south in Massachusetts, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and signed east-west in New York, New Hampshire, and Maine. We saw earlier on this day, however, that at least from Interstate 84 in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S. 202 is signed east-west there. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use U.S. 202 North to the Holyoke Heritage State Park, one of five heritage state parks throughout the commonwealth. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use U.S. 202 South to the Holyoke Soldiers Home. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 16 - U.S. 202 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 16 - U.S. 202 - Holyoke Center/South Hadley. The town of South Hadley is home to Mount Holyoke College and is six miles to the northeast. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 17A - Massachusetts 141 East - 1/4 mile. Massachusetts 141 connects Massachusetts 10 in Easthampton to Massachusetts 21 in Ludlow. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Massachusetts 141 East to U.S. 5 North to the Mount Tom State Reservation. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 17A - Massachusetts 141 East - Holyoke. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 17B - Massachusetts 141 West - Easthampton. The city is five miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
A scenic overlook area is located along Interstate 91 between Holyoke and Northampton. This sign is posted one mile to the south of it. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching the scenic area - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at the scenic area. Even staying on the interstate provides beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North enters the city of Northampton. The city of 28,978 is served by three exits; Exit 18 (U.S. 5) in one mile, Exit 19 (Massachusetts 9) in 3 1/4 miles, and Exit 21 (U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10) in 7 1/4 miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 18 - U.S. 5 - 1 mile. Between Northampton and Bernardston, U.S. 5 duplexes with Massachusetts 10, a cross-state north-south highway. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Northampton is home to Smith College, a private women's college. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 18 - U.S. 5 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 18 - U.S. 5 - Northampton Center. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The next interchange is Exit 19 at Massachusetts 9. A Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located in Northampton near the long east-west state highway. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 19 - Massachusetts 9 - 1 mile. Massachusetts 9 begins at U.S. 7 in Pittsfield and goes east through Northampton and Worcester before ending in Boston. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Head east on Massachusetts 9 for less than a mile to enter the town of Hadley. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 19 - Massachusetts 9 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Go east to Massachusetts 9 and Amherst, home of the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 19 - Massachusetts 9 - Northampton/Amherst. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The next northbound interchange is Exit 21. Exit 20 is a southbound-only exit to U.S. 5 and Massachusetts 10. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 21 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - 3/4 mile. The U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 duplex is 26 miles long. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 21 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 21 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - Hatfield. The town of Hatfield is home to 3,249 people. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 22 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - 1 mile. This interchange serves North Hatfield and the town of Whately. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 22 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 22 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - North Hatfield/Whately. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The next exit on Interstate 91 North is Exit 24, serving none other than U.S. 5 and Massachusetts 10. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use U.S. 5 and Massachusetts 10 North to historic Deerfield. The town is currently home to 4,750 residents. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 24 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Head north on U.S. 5 and Massachusetts 10 for a couple hundred feet and the highways meet Massachusetts 116. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 24 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 24 - U.S. 5/Massachusetts 10 - Deerfield. The next exit is nine miles ahead in Greenfield. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Exit 25 is a southbound-only exit to Massachusetts 116. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 26 - Massachusetts 2 West/Massachusetts 2A East - 2 miles. This is the main interchange for the town of Greenfield, population 18,168. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Massachusetts 2 West to the Bridge of Flowers, which is located in the community of Shelburne Falls, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, better known as the Mass MoCA. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 26 - Massachusetts 2 West/Massachusetts 2A East - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Parts of Massachusetts 2 are known as the Mohawk Trail through the commonwealth. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located in the town of Williamstown, which is near the New York state line 41 miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 26 - Massachusetts 2 West/Massachusetts 2A East - 1/2 mile. A rotary facilitates the movements between Interstate 91 and the state highways. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 26 - Massachusetts 2 West/Massachusetts 2A East - Greenfield Center/North Adams. A 36 mile scenic westbound drive along the Mohawk Trail awaits those going to North Adams, a city that is home to 14,681 people. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North and Massachusetts 2 East
Interstate 91 North and Massachusetts 2 East assurance shields immediately north of Exit 26. The duplex spans three miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North and Massachusetts 2 East approaching Exit 27 - Massachusetts 2 East - 2 miles. The state highway will reach Boston in 92 miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
The French King Bridge brings Massachusetts 2 over the Connecticut River. For more information on the span, visit the Massachusetts Highway Department's webpage about the bridge. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Use Exit 27 to U.S. 5 and Massachusetts 10. Interstate 91 crosses the Green River immediately after this sign. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North and Massachusetts 2 East approaching Exit 27 - Massachusetts 2 East - 1 mile. Conway Street crosses over the interstate in this view. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North and Massachusetts 2 East approaching Exit 27 - Massachusetts 2 East - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North and Massachusetts 2 East at Exit 27 - Massachusetts 2 East - Boston. Brattleboro, Vermont, is 19 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North
Interstate 91 North approaching Exits 28A-B - Massachusetts 10 - 1 mile. A six-ramp partial cloverleaf interchange provides the movements between Interstate 91 and Massachusetts 10, which departs from a lengthy duplex with U.S. 5 one-half mile to the west. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching Exit 28A - Massachusetts 10 North - 1/2 mile. The state highway will reach Northfield in seven miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 28A - Massachusetts 10 North - Northfield. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at Exit 28B - Massachusetts 10 South - Bernardston. Interstate 91 will enter the state of Vermont in five miles. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
A small parking area is located just south of the Massachusetts-Vermont state line, one mile to the north of this sign. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North approaching the parking area - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Interstate 91 North at the parking area. Within the next mile, motorists enter the Green Mountain State. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Scenes Related to Interstate 91
Columbus Avenue northbound at Interstate 291 and U.S. 20 East near downtown Springfield. The destination city, Holyoke, has been greened out on this sign due to construction in the area. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Columbus Avenue northbound approaching Boland Way, which provides access to Interstate 91 South, U.S. 5, and Interstate 291. To the right is the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. (Photo taken 7/9/05)
Columbus Avenue northbound at Liberty Street, which provides a connection to Interstate 291 via Dwight and Chestnut streets. (Photo taken 7/9/05)

Page created: January 16, 2006
Last updated: January 21, 2006