Interstate 190 Massachusetts

Interstate 190 Massachusetts
History
North End
South End

Routing

I-190/290 Massachusetts Map

Route Information

  • North End – Leominster, MA

  • South End – Worcester, MA

  • Mileage – 19.26

  • Cities – Worcester, Leominster

  • JunctionsI-290

Source: December 31, 2021 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-190 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Interstate 190 spurs north from I-290 in Worcester through the towns of Holden, West Bolyston and Sterling to Route 2 in the city of Leominster. Route 2 comprises an expressway west from I-190 to Fitchburg and Westminster and east to I-495 in Littleton.

History

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the designation of Interstate 190 in 1973 for the freeway designed in 1970 extending Massachusetts Route 52 north of I-290 in Worcester. Construction followed in 1975, but environmental concerns delayed completion of the route until 1983.1

North End Massachusetts Route 2 / Leominster Connector – Leominster, Massachusetts

I-190 North at Massachusetts Route 2

I-190 north at Route 2 - Leominster, MA

Route 117 crosses I-195 at Exit 17 and the Lancaster town line, two miles south of the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 19) with both the freeway along Route 2 and the Leominster Connector west to Downtown Leominster. 08/21/21

I-190 north at Route 2 - Leominster, MA

An end sign for Interstate 190 precedes the exchange with Massachusetts Route 2 in Leominster. 08/21/21

I-190 north at Route 2 - Leominster, MA

The Leominster Connector branches west from Route 2 at Exit 19 en route to Mechanic Street. 08/21/21

I-190 north at Route 2 - Leominster, MA

Interstate 190 passes underneath Johnny Appleseed Lane a half mile south of Exit 12 B for Route 2 east toward Boston and the Leominster Connector west. 08/21/21

I-190 north at Route 2 - Leominster, MA

Route 2 travels 11.5 miles east from I-190 to Interstate 495 in the town of Littleton. The freeway continues 4.5 miles further to Route 111 at Acton. 08/21/21

I-190 north at Route 2 - Leominster, MA

Exit 19 B separates with the connection to Mechanic Street west. Downtown Leominster lies 2.2 miles away along Route 12. 08/21/21

I-190 north at Route 2 - Leominster, MA

An end shield for Interstate 190 stands ahead of the left side merge with Route 2 westbound ahead of Fitchburg. Route 2 travels 15 miles west to the city of Gardner. 06/28/05

Massachusetts Route 2 East at I-190

Route 2 east at I-190 - Leominster, MA

Massachusetts Route 2 spans the Nashua River a half mile west of the split with Interstate 190 south at Exit 101. 06/28/05

Route 2 east at I-190 - Leominster, MA

A third lane opens ahead of the separation with I-190 at Exit 101. I-190 runs along the east side of Leominster. Sterling lies 5.5 miles to the south, followed by Worcester in 19 miles. 06/28/05

Route 2 east at I-190 - Leominster, MA

Nashua Street passes underneath Route 2 at the separation of Exit 101 for Interstate 190 south. Exit 101 (formerly Exit 33) connects with the adjacent street just ahead. 06/28/05

I-190 south at Leominster Connector

A begin Interstate 190 assembly stands just beyond the gore point at Exit 101. 06/28/05

I-190 south at Leominster Connector

The first exit from I-190 departs for Nashua Street. Nashua Street parallels Route 2 south from Route 13 (Main Street) to the Leominster Connector. 06/28/05

Massachusetts Route 2 / Leominster Connector – West at I-190

Route 2 west at I-190 - Lancaster, MA

Just beyond the entrance ramp from Harvard Street, Route 2 advances 0.75 miles to Interstate 190 south at Exit 101. Wachusett Mountain appears on the western horizon. Photo by Gary S. Peterson (02/03).

Route 2 west at I-190 - Lancaster, MA

Exit 101 leaves Route 2 west at the first of three interchanges for the city of Leominster. The freeway along Route 2 extends 37 miles west to the town of Erving. Photo taken by Gary S. Peterson (02/03).

Leominster Connector west at I-190

The connection from Route 2 west at Exit 101 to I-190 south utilizes the Leominster Connector. 08/21/21

Leominster Connector west at I-190

A loop ramp links the Leominster Connector and Route 2 west with Interstate 190 south to Worcester. 08/21/21

Leominster Connector – East at I-190 Massachusetts Route 2

Leominster Connector east at I-190

The Leominster Connector enters the exchange with I-190 and Route 2 east of Nashua Street and the Nashua River. Departing first is the southbound entrance ramp to Worcester. 08/21/21

Leominster Connector east at I-190

A loop ramp follows from the Leominster Connector east to the northern end of Interstate 190 at Route 2 west. 08/21/21

South End I-290 – Worcester, Massachusetts

I-190 South at I-290

I-190 south at I-290 - Worcester, MA

Interstate 190 straddles eastern reaches of Indian Lake ahead of Exit 1 to Route 12 (Boylston Street / Gold Star Boulevard). I-290 lies 1.5 miles further. 06/28/05

I-190 south at I-290 - Worcester, MA

A wye interchange brings traffic from Bolyson Street south onto Interstate 190 from the Greendale Mall area in north Worcester. The freeway proceeds one half mile south to Interstate 290. 08/21/21

I-190 south at I-290 - Worcester, MA

Entering the three wye interchange with Interstate 290, a left exit departs for Route 70 (Lincoln Street), Shrewsbury and Marlboro. The I-190 mainline continues south directly onto I-290 ahead of Downtown Worcester. 08/21/21

I-290 North at I-190

I-290 north at I-190 - Worcester, MA

Heading north from Downtown Worcester, Interstate 290 advances to ramps for both I-190 north to Leominster and Melrose Street east to Route 70 (Lincoln Street). 08/21/21

I-290 north at I-190 - Worcester, MA

One half mile south of the split with I-190 north on I-290 east. Route 70 (Lincoln Street) parallels Interstate 290 east from Downtown to Great Brook Valley. 08/21/21

I-290 north at I-190 - Worcester, MA

Route 12 runs northward from the central business district alongside Interstate 190 to Leominster. The town of Holden lies northwest of I-190 along Route 122A. 08/21/21

I-290 north at I-190 - Worcester, MA

Three lanes continue along Interstate 290 east toward Shrewsbury at the exchange (Exit 22) with I-190 north. 08/21/21

I-290 north at I-190 - Worcester, MA

The flyover for I-190 (Left Exit 22) separates from Exit 23 to Burncoat Street and Route 70 (Lincoln Street) just beyond the gore point on Interstate 290 east. 08/21/21

I-290 West at I-190

I-290 west at I-190 - Worcester, MA

A split diamond interchange (Exit 23) with Route 70 (Lincoln Street) precedes the south end of Interstate 190 at Exit 22. 08/21/21

I-290 west at I-190 - Worcester, MA

Crossing over Route 70 (Lincoln Street), one half mile ahead of the three-wye interchange (Exit 19) with Interstate 190 north. I-190 links I-290 with nearby Route 12, a parallel state route running north from Worcester to West Boylston and Leominster. 08/21/21

I-290 west at I-190 - Worcester, MA

Previous guide signs for I-190 referenced Fitchburg instead of Sterling and Leominster. I-290 turns south from this exchange (Exit 22) toward Auburn. 08/21/21

I-190 North

I-190 north at I-290 - Worcester, MA

Begin Interstate 190 marker posted ahead of the wye interchange (Exit 1) for Route 12 (Gold Star Boulevard) north. Fitchburg is 24 miles to the north via I-190 and Route 2 west. 08/21/21

Page updated May 30, 2022.