Massachusetts Department of Correction
Facility Directions


North Central Correctional Institute
500 colony Road
P.O. Box 466
Gardner, MA 01440-0466
(978) 630-6000

From Boston: Take Storrow Drive West to Alewife Brook Parkway and Route 2 West past the Fresh Pond Mall and Alewife MBTA Station. Go through Belmont, Lexington/Lincoln and Concord to the Route 2/2A rotary (MCI-Concord on left). Exit rotary at Route 2 West. Continue following Route 2 West to exit 24B (Route 140 North). Go through the set of traffic lights, continuing on Route 140 North. Approximately 3/4 of a mile from the set of traffic lights, look for the green NCCI signs, the Route 140 Storage sign and the Hunter Education sign. Take that right and then a left. Follow the road to the North Central Correctional Institute. The administrative building is the brick building at the top of the hill on the left.

From the North: Take Route 495 South to exit 29B (Route 2 West). Follow Route 2 West to exit 24B (Route 140 North). Go through the set of traffic lights, continuing on Route 140 North. Approximately 3/4 of a mile from the set of traffic lights, look for the green NCCI signs, the Route 140 Storage sign and the Hunter Education-sign. Take that right and then a left. Follow the road to the North Central Correctional Institute. The administration building is the brick building at the top of the hill on the left.

From the South: Take Route 495 North to exit 29B (Route 2 West). Follow Route 2 West to exit 24B (Route 140 North). Go through the set of traffic lights, continuing on Route 140 North. Approximately 3/4 of a mile from the set of traffic lights, look for the green NCCI signs, the Route 140 Storage sign and the Hunter Education sign. Take that right and then a left. Follow the road to the North Central Correctional Institute. The administrative building is the brick building at the top of the hill on the left.

From the East: Take Route 2 West to exit 24B (Route 140 North). Go through the set of traffic lights, continuing on Route 140 North. Approximately 3/4 of a mile from the set of traffic lights, look for the green NCCI signs, the Route 140 Storage sign and the Hunter Education sign. Take that right and then a left. Follow the road to the North Central Correctional Institute. The administrative building is the brick building at the top of the hill on the left.

From the West: Take Route 2 East. Take exit 24 (Route 140 North) and go left off the exit ramp. Go under Route 2 and through the set of traffic lights, continuing on Route 140 North. Approximately 3/4 of a mile from the set of traffic lights, look for the green NCCI signs, the Route 140 Storage sign and the Hunter Education sign. Take that right and then a left. Follow the road to the North Central Correctional Institute. The administrative building is the brick building at the top of the hill on the left.

Local transportation includes the following taxi and bus companies:
The Athol-Orange Cab Co. (978) 249-7999;
Smiley's Taxi Co. (978) 630-2910;
and the Vermont Bus Company (978) 632-6240 which runs daily from Boston.