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

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

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for US 44 West exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

Exits Renumbered as of December 14, 2020

Interchange

Milepost

New Exit Number

Old Exit Number

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

0.1

1A

1A

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

0.1

1B

1B

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

2.5

3 (2)*

2

 Clark Rd - Pine Hills

7.1

7

3

 Plimouth Plantation Hwy - Manomet (SB)

12.3

12 (12A*)

4

 Long Pond Rd - Plymouth Center

12.7

13 (12B/12 NB)*

5

 US 44 shield from wikimedia East - Plymouth

14.5

15A (14A)*

6A

 Samoset St  - W. Plymouth, Carver

14.5

15B (14B)*

6B

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

15.6

16 (15)*

7

 Smith Lane - Rocky Nook

16.9

17 (16)*

8

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

17.8

18 (17)*

9

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

19.4

20 (19)*

10

 MA 14 shield image from wikimedia - Duxbury, Pembroke

22.3

22

11

 MA 139 shield image from wikimedia - Marshfield, Hanover

26.6

27 (26)*

12

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

31.7

32 (31)*

13

 MA 228 shield image from wikimedia - Hingham, Rockland

34.8

35 (34)*

14

 Derby St - Hingham, Weymouth

36.1

36

15

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

38.1

38A (38 NB)

16A (16 NB)

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

38.1

38B

16B

 Union St - Braintree, S. Braintree

40.5

40

17

 Washington St - Braintree (SB)

41.7

41

18

 Burgin Pkwy - Quincy Center

42.0

42 (42A NB)*

19

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

42.6

43A (42B)*

20A

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

42.6

43B (42C)*

20B

This exit list contains both the current exit number and future exit number when MassDOT converts Route 3 to the Geographic Reference or Milepost Exit Numbering system in December 2020. MassDOT started converting exit numbers starting in October 2020 with routes in the southeastern part of the state. This project was first planned for 2016, but eventually postponed. The future numbers listed are those provided at the MassDOT Exit Renumbering Project website, downloaded Nov. 21, 2019.

*Numbers in ( ) listed for the postponed 2016 Renumbering Project.

Check out photos of the Route 3 and other routes Exit Renumbering

Recommended Changes in 2016: MassDOT was to review the proposed exit numbers for the later postponed project for possible changes prior to work to create the new exit tabs. Here's the changes I'd suggested and [those that came to pass]:

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 42B and 42A while northbound the Burgin Parkway exit would just be 42. I-93 would then be the simpler 43A and 43B.]

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