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Rothman

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MA Route 9 Quick History Question
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:05:41 AM »

Did MA 9 ever extend westward into NY from Pittsfield, MA?
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Re: MA Route 9 Quick History Question
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 10:22:50 AM »

Don't believe so, since the road west of US 7 becomes a local street, and US 20's westward departure from the US 7 concurrency is a block south.  Also, US 20 predates MA 9 by 7 years, so US 20 wouldn't have replaced any old segments of MA 9.  There was a NY 9 before US 9 was created, but it was a former number for NY 7, which becomes VT 9. 
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Re: MA Route 9 Quick History Question
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 10:26:13 AM »

Ah, maybe the former NY 9 is what I am thinking of.
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Re: MA Route 9 Quick History Question
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 11:12:43 AM »

Did MA 9 ever extend westward into NY from Pittsfield, MA?
There is no record of such ever having occurred, based on old MassDPW records.
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Re: MA Route 9 Quick History Question
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 05:57:20 PM »

Did MA 9 ever extend westward into NY from Pittsfield, MA?
There is no record of such ever having occurred, based on old MassDPW records.
MA 9 first appears on the official Massachusetts Highway Map in 1933 running from Kenmore Square in Boston to US 7 in Pittsfield. It's route included replacing the original MA 109 from US 20 in W. Brookfield to Pittsfield which was signed through 1932.

 


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