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In recognition of the potential adverse effect that road salt can have on the environment, MassDOT has designated some stretches of our roads as "Reduced Salt Areas". These locations include: wetlands, sources of drinking water, salt sensitive agricultural and vegatative locations and groundwater recharge areas.

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District 1

Location:

Becket

Boundary:

Route 8, Between Carter Road and the Washington TL.

Length of Area:

1.0 linear miles

2.0 lane miles

Location:

Cummington

Boundary:

Route 9, beginning @ the Dudley Manor Bridge & continuing to the westerly entrance to Cummington Village.

Length of Area:

1.0 linear miles

3.7 lane miles

Location:

Goshen

Boundary:

Route 9, beginning @ the intersection of Ball Road, continuing easterly to approximately 2,500 feet east of the Whale Inn. Thence on Route 112 (Cape St.) from the end of town road @ approximately Station 5+70 northerly to Station 42+50 @ the intersection with Maple Avenue.

Length of Area:

2.4 linear miles

6.2 lane miles

District 2

Location:

Athol, Petersham

Boundary:

Route 32, from Route 2A in Athol to Route 122 in Petersham.

Length of Area:

6.0 linear miles

13.0 lane miles

Location:

Athol, Phillipston

Boundary:

Route 2A, beginning @ the intersection of Route 32 in Athol to Route 2 in Phillipston.

Length of Area:

8.0 linear miles

16.8 lane miles

Location:

Erving

Boundary:

Route 2, from Station 4+80 @ the easterly end of the French King Bridge easterly to Station 52+00, approximately 200 feet west of the Moore Street overpass.

Length of Area:

0.9 linear miles

3.0 lane miles

Location:

Granby, South Hadley

Boundary:

Route 202, starting @ the Belchertown/Granby TL, Station 296+58, westerly through Granby continuing to the intersection with Route 33, Station 75+00, South Hadley.

Length of Area:

7.1 linear miles

17.0 lane miles

Location:

Orange

Boundary:

Route 2, starting @ Station 25+00, 0.05 mile east of the Orange/Wendell TL to Station 190+00, 0.05 mile west of Route 122, including ramps.

Length of Area:

3.1 linear miles

12.9 lane miles

Location:

Belchertown

Boundary:

Route 9, beginning @ the Belchertown/Pelham TL and continuing easterly to the intersection of Routes 9 & 202.

Length of Area:

6.0 linear miles

13.9 lane miles

Location:

Belchertown, Pelham

Boundary:

Route 202, beginning @ the intersection of Routes 202 & 9 in Belchertown and continuing northerly through Belchertown to Kings Road in Pelham.

Length of Area:

6.0 linear miles

15.2 lane miles

District 3

Location:

Auburn, Oxford

Boundary:

Route 12, starting @ the Oxford town gap to the intersection with Route 20, stopping for 1 mile @ the town gap in Auburn, then continuing to the Worcester TL.

Length of Area:

14.0 linear miles

27.7 lane miles

Location:

Boylston, Clinton, Shewsbury

Boundary:

Route 70. starting @ the Worcester/Shrewsbury TL to the end of town gap in Clinton.

Length of Area:

9.0 linear miles

18.0 lane miles

Location:

Charlton

Boundary:

Route 20, from the intersection of Depot Road, westerly to the junction of Route 169.

Length of Area:

1.5 linear miles

6.0 lane miles

Location:

West Boylston

Boundary:

Route 12, from the intersection with Central St., northerly to the summit of Balderellis Hill.

Length of Area:

2.0 linear miles

5.3 lane miles

Location:

West Boylston

Boundary:

Route 110, from the intersection with Route 12 to the Clinton TL.

Length of Area:

3.5 linear miles

12.4 lane miles

District 4

Location:

Essex, Gloucester

Boundary:

Route 128, from the Essex/Gloucester TL northerly to the intersection of Route 133 in Gloucester.

Length of Area:

4.0 linear miles

12.0 lane miles

Location:

Newburyport, Salisbury

Boundary:

Route 95, from the Merrimac River Bridge in Newburyport to the Salisbury/New Hampshire State Line. Included also are Lafayette Rd., Main St. and the Toll Rd. Extension through the Town of Salisbury.

Length of Area:

5.2 linear miles

43.5 lane miles

Location:

Randolph

Boundary:

Route 28, from the intersection with Route 128 in Randolph southerly to the end of State highway @ the railroad underpass in Randolph. Then continuing from the end of the town gap @ Union St. in Randolph southerly to the Randolph/Avon TL.

Length of Area:

8.0 linear miles

17.6 lane miles

Location:

Lexington

Boundary:

Interchange at Route 2A, 1.0 linear mile westerly, 0.5 linear mile easterly.

Length of Area:

1.5 linear miles

8.0 lane miles

Location:

Lincoln, Lexington

Boundary:

Interchange @ Route 2, 1.80 linear miles westerly, 0.6 linear mile easterly.

Length of Area:

2.5 linear miles

14.2 lane miles

Location:

Waltham, Weston

Boundary:

Interchange @ Route 20, 0.9 linear mile westerly, 0.6 linear miles easterly, including the interchanges @ Trapelo Road and Winter Street.

Length of Area:

2.1 linear miles

21.8 lane miles

Location:

Weston, Lexington

Boundary:

Route 128 (1-95), from the intersection with Route 9 in Wellesley, northerly to the Route 4 & 225 interchange in Lexington, including the ramps @ Routes 9, 16, 30, 4 & 225, Grove Street, and the Collector/Distributor road to Route 90 in Weston.

Length of Area:

18.5 linear miles

133.9 lane miles

Location:

East & North Chelmsford

Boundary:

Route 3, starting @ Route 129 to Route 40, north & south.

Length of Area:

6.5 linear miles

39.0 lane miles

Location:

East & North Chelmsford

Boundary:

Route 3A, from the Lowell/Chelmsford Town Line to the Chelmsford/Tyngsborough Town Line.

Length of Area:

3.8 linear miles

11.4 lane miles

Location:

East & North Chelmsford

Boundary:

Lowell Connector, from Gorham St. to Route 3, north and south.

Length of Area:

6.0 linear miles

25.0 lane miles

Location:

East & North Chelmsford

Boundary:

Route 4, from Route 3A to the Chelmsford High School.

Length of Area:

3.8 linear miles

15.2 lane miles

Location:

East & North Chelmsford

Boundary:

Drum Hill Rotary; Route 3 Bridges over Route 110 and Route 40; Route 129 Bridge over Route 3.

Length of Area:

2.0 linear miles

7.0 lane miles

Location:

East & North Chelmsford

Boundary:

Ramps at Route 129, Lowell Connector, Route I-495, Route 110, Drum Hill Circle, Route 40, Thorndike St., Industrial Ave., South Lowell and Route 3 Feeder Lanes.

Length of Area:

27.3 linear miles

55.8 lane miles

Location:

Lynnfield, Peabody

Boundary:

Circumferential Highway, Route 128/95 from Lowell Street in Peabody to Salem Street in Lynnfield and all related ramp systems. Route 129- From Our Lady of Assumption Church in Lynnfield to St. Mary's Cemetary in Lynn.

Length of Area:

5.8 linear miles

138.0 lane miles

Location:

Boxford, Georgetown

Boundary:

Interstate I-95 From the Danvers/Middleton town line to the Rowley/ Georgetown town line including all related ramp systems.

Length of Area:

5.75 linear miles

45.6 lane miles

Location:

Andover

Boundary:

Interstate I-93 From Dascomb Road interchange northerly to River Road interchange. Interstate I-495 From Route 133 interchange northerly to Interstate I-93 interchange including ramp systems.

Length of Area:

9.7 linear miles, 38.8 lane miles

4.9 linear miles, 19.6 lane miles

District 5

Location:

Abington, Brockton, Rockland, Whitman

Boundary:

Route 123, from Carey St. in Brockton to the junction of Route 18 from the Whitman Maintenance Depot to the Abington/Weymouth TL.

Length of Area:

4.1 linear miles

18.8 lane miles

Location:

Avon

Boundary:

Harrison Blvd. From Route 24 to Route 28. Route 28 from the Randolph TL to Route 37.

Length of Area:

4.3 linear miles

17.0 lane miles

Location:

Freetown, Lakeville, Taunton

Boundary:

Route 140, from mm 9.9 in Freetown, northerly to the intersection of Route 79 in Taunton.

Length of Area:

6.1 linear miles

38.6 lane miles

Location:

Freetown, Lakeville, Taunton

Boundary:

Route 18 & Old Route 140 (County Road), starting @ the New Bedford/Freetown line to Route 79 in Lakeville.

Length of Area:

8.3 linear miles

16.6 lane miles

Location:

Middleboro

Boundary:

Route 28, beginning @ the junction of Route 105 & ending @ the junction of Route 495.

Length of Area:

4.6 linear miles

13.8 lane miles

Location:

Middleboro

Boundary:

Route 495, from the interchange of Route 105 to the interchange with Route 28.

Length of Area:

4.4 linear miles

26.4 lane miles

Location:

North Attleboro

Boundary:

Route 1, from the Attleboro/North Attleboro TL northerly to the intersection of Route 120 , Hoppin Hill Ave., in North Attleboro.

Length of Area:

2.4 linear miles

9.1 lane miles

Location:

North Attleboro

Boundary:

Route 95, from Route 295 southerly to & including the Route 123 interchange, except for the ramp from Route 95 NB to Route 123 EB and the ramp from Route 123 WB to Route 95 NB.

Length of Area:

2.8 linear miles

18.7 lane miles

Location:

North Attleboro

Boundary:

Route 295, from & including the interchange @ Route 1 northerly to route 95, including the ramp from Route 295 NB to Route 95 SB and the ramp from Route 95 NB to Route 295 SB.

Length of Area:

4.3 linear miles

23.3 lane miles

Location:

Route 6 Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham

Boundary:

The Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6), from the Cape Cod Canal to Orleans Rotary

Length of Area:

42.1 linear miles

188.9 lane miles

Location:

Route 28 Falmouth, Bourne

Boundary:

Route 28, from the Canal to the end of the State Highway in Falmouth.

Length of Area:

13.3 linear miles

97.0 lane miles

Location:

Orleans, Harwich, Chatham

Boundary:

Route 28

Length of Area:

7.2 linear miles

14.5 lane miles

Location:

Harwich, Dennis, Yarmouth, Barnstable

Boundary:

Route 28

Length of Area:

14.2 linear miles

41.6 lane miles

Location:

Barnstable, Mashpee, Falmouth

Boundary:

Route 28

Length of Area:

19.6 linear miles

39.2 lane miles

Location:

Falmouth

Boundary:

Wood's Hole

Length of Area:

4 linear miles

8 lane miles

Location:

Falmouth, Bourne

Boundary:

Route 28A

Length of Area:

7.9 linear miles

15.8 lane miles

Location:

Orleans, Brewster

Boundary:

Route 6A

Length of Area:

9.6 linear miles

21.2 lane miles

Location:

Barnstable, Sandwich, Bourne

Boundary:

Route 6A

Length of Area:

15.6 linear miles

31.2 lane miles

Location:

Sandwich

Boundary:

Route 130

Length of Area:

3.4 linear miles

6.8 lane miles

Location:

Barnstable

Boundary:

Route 132

Length of Area:

1.8 linear miles

3.6 lane miles

Location:

Martha's Vineyard

Boundary:

Length of Area:

36.3 linear miles

72.6 lane miles

Location:

Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown

Boundary:

Roadways maintained by Gang 45.

Length of Area:

21.5 linear miles

89 lane miles

Location:

Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham

Boundary:

Secondary roadways maintained by Gang 6A- Brewster TL to Barnstable TL. Gang 46- From Rt. 137 to Rt. 132. Gang 44- Rt. 6 to Rt. 137. Rt. 6A Orleans Rotary to Brewster to Dennis TL. Rt. 28 to Harwich/Chatham TL.

Length of Area:

5.1 linear miles

10.2 lane miles

Location:

Plymouth

Boundary:

Route 25, from Station 535+00 to Station 590+00 in the vicinity of the Mann Bog area.

Length of Area:

1.0 linear miles

8.7 lane miles

Location:

Wareham, Bourne

Boundary:

Route 25 from Exit 1, MM 2.9 in Wareham to Exit 2, MM 9.7 in Bourne.

Length of Area:

6.8 linear miles

54.4 lane miles


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