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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #300 on: July 29, 2022, 01:22:51 PM »

RIDOT has delayed the start of exit renumbering along I-95 by a week:
https://www.abc6.com/rhode-island-pushes-back-renumbering-of-interstate-95-exits/

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #301 on: July 29, 2022, 02:46:29 PM »

RIDOT has delayed the start of exit renumbering along I-95 by a week:
https://www.abc6.com/rhode-island-pushes-back-renumbering-of-interstate-95-exits/

I took a look as to why itís not happening on Sunday and itís because RIDOT doesnít yet have all the materials necessary for the project to begin. Perhaps they will coordinate with MassDOT about changing the first exit signs in Massachusetts.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #302 on: July 30, 2022, 06:35:16 AM »

RIDOT has delayed the start of exit renumbering along I-95 by a week:
https://www.abc6.com/rhode-island-pushes-back-renumbering-of-interstate-95-exits/

I took a look as to why itís not happening on Sunday and itís because RIDOT doesnít yet have all the materials necessary for the project to begin. Perhaps they will coordinate with MassDOT about changing the first exit signs in Massachusetts.

I wonder if itís a supply chain issue.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #303 on: August 12, 2022, 09:29:40 PM »

RIDOT has delayed the start of exit renumbering along I-95 by a week:
https://www.abc6.com/rhode-island-pushes-back-renumbering-of-interstate-95-exits/

I took a look as to why itís not happening on Sunday and itís because RIDOT doesnít yet have all the materials necessary for the project to begin. Perhaps they will coordinate with MassDOT about changing the first exit signs in Massachusetts.

I wonder if itís a supply chain issue.
Work still has not started, no announcement as of yet as to a new starting date from RIDOT. Nothing is listed regarding exit renumbering among the traffic advisories for next week. If they are having supply chain issues, you would have thought they would have held off announcing the project until the contractor could proceed.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #304 on: August 12, 2022, 10:01:35 PM »

RIDOT has delayed the start of exit renumbering along I-95 by a week:
https://www.abc6.com/rhode-island-pushes-back-renumbering-of-interstate-95-exits/

I took a look as to why itís not happening on Sunday and itís because RIDOT doesnít yet have all the materials necessary for the project to begin. Perhaps they will coordinate with MassDOT about changing the first exit signs in Massachusetts.

I wonder if itís a supply chain issue.
Work still has not started, no announcement as of yet as to a new starting date from RIDOT. Nothing is listed regarding exit renumbering among the traffic advisories for next week. If they are having supply chain issues, you would have thought they would have held off announcing the project until the contractor could proceed.
It may have been a matter of the contractor's suppliers saying they would have the needed materials delivered by a certain date, and due to factors beyond their control, they can no longer meet that date. And so the project schedule slips to the right. RIDOT will probably not announce a new date for the changeover until the contractor has received all of the needed materials from its suppliers and is ready to start updating signage.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #305 on: August 17, 2022, 10:50:34 PM »

Nothing new to report as of August 17. I suspect you won't hear anything about the exit renumbering of I-95 until at least after Labor Day.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #306 on: August 18, 2022, 04:36:10 AM »

For some strange reason, I think some within RIDOT are quietly relieved that this wonít be happening until after Labor Day.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #307 on: August 18, 2022, 08:20:57 AM »

Is it possible that RIDOT is waiting until September due to summer traffic and donít want to confuse people with the new numbers? The other renumbering contracts were all done in late Fall/early Winter.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #308 on: August 22, 2022, 11:15:12 PM »

RIDOT has delayed the start of exit renumbering along I-95 by a week:
https://www.abc6.com/rhode-island-pushes-back-renumbering-of-interstate-95-exits/
A report on the WJAR website on August 18 discussed new exit numbers appearing on Apple and Google Maps last week when the actual exit numbers had not been changed yet. A RIDOT spokesman again blamed supply chain issues and indicated renumbering should start by August 28, next Sunday night. Apple supposedly has reposted the old exit numbers.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #309 on: August 26, 2022, 11:23:14 PM »

According to RIDOT's latest traffic advisory list for the upcoming week, exit renumbering on I-95 will start on Sunday night 8/28 at 8PM. (of course, we've heard this before).

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #310 on: August 27, 2022, 06:19:27 AM »

According to RIDOT's latest traffic advisory list for the upcoming week, exit renumbering on I-95 will start on Sunday night 8/28 at 8PM. (of course, we've heard this before).

I think we're at the ďweíll believe it when we see itĒ phase.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #311 on: August 29, 2022, 02:18:58 PM »

RIDOT did indeed start exit renumbering along I-95 last night. The first 3 exits (Old 30, 29 and 27) were renumbered southbound. It appears the contractor (Liddell Bros.) will be operating like they did in MA, renumbering all the exits in one direction before turning around.  The earlier RIDOT contracts were done one exit at a time in both directions. The RI exit signs in MA were renumbered as well. Photos taken of the renumbered signs (now and in the future) are on my NE Exit Renumbering Central site at: https://malmeroads.net/mass21c/i95riphotos.html
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #312 on: August 29, 2022, 02:34:52 PM »

WPRI has reported that exit renumbering has begun on their website:
https://www.wpri.com/news/transportation/ridot-begins-renumbering-i-95-exits/
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #313 on: August 31, 2022, 10:17:40 PM »

The new exit numbers have started to appear on Google Maps. Exits 43, 42, and 41 in both directions have the new numbers. Crews should be renumbering down to as far as Thurbers Ave (Old Exit 18) tonight.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #314 on: August 31, 2022, 11:47:11 PM »

The new exit numbers have started to appear on Google Maps. Exits 43, 42, and 41 in both directions have the new numbers. Crews should be renumbering down to as far as Thurbers Ave (Old Exit 18) tonight.
Waze show only work crews on I-95 North in Pawtucket tonight. Here's a traffic camera shot from this morning showing the change made at former Exit 28 NB last night. The new exit number for RI 114, School Street is 41B:
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #315 on: September 01, 2022, 08:43:09 AM »

Glad to see it finally happening.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #316 on: September 01, 2022, 05:28:36 PM »

I drove along I-95 from Massachusetts into downtown Providence and back today.  Going south, old exits 30, 29, 27, and 25 have been renumbered.  As a result of this, the exit numbers as of today jump from 39B to 24 (Branch Ave) without a 39A.  Going north, old exits 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30 have been renumbered.  The exit numbering jumps from 25 to 40.

As a result of this, the RI-126 exit is now 39B southbound but still 25A-B northbound.

The RI exits in MA just before the state line have ďtacked-onĒ numbers, but the exits in RI have new exit tabs.  The gore signs, however, have tacked on numbers like what was done in Massachusetts.  So you have exit 39B, exit 41A, and exit 41B all squeezed into a 2-digit gore sign.

Lastly, I noticed a lot of new signs to be installed within the interchange with MA 1A.  Seriously, a storage area for RI signs in Massachusetts?  How weird is that?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #317 on: September 01, 2022, 05:34:31 PM »

Glad to see it finally happening.

In CT, that would have taken 5 years :banghead:
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #318 on: September 01, 2022, 06:45:44 PM »

It has taken 5 years for Rhode Island to complete converting all the highways in the state to mileage-based exit numbers. Massachusetts was able to complete its conversion faster.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #319 on: September 02, 2022, 12:37:58 PM »

Re Connecticut, I can see why it might be challenging, especially with all of the exits on 84 and 95. But they do seem to be dragging it out.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #320 on: September 02, 2022, 04:04:40 PM »

Connecticut is basically waiting for when each route has had all its signs replaced as part of the current sign replacement cycle.  MA was going to do that, but then FHWA let them use HSIP funds to overlay every exit number in the state (well, not quite every number).
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #321 on: September 02, 2022, 06:06:40 PM »

I drove down 95 today from RI-37 to RI-4, where the numbers havenít changed yet but will soon. 
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #322 on: September 05, 2022, 05:58:40 PM »

I drove down 95 today from RI-37 to RI-4, where the numbers havenít changed yet but will soon.
I was through Providence yesterday and the new numbers start/end right at the city line with Pawtucket. Everything south of there is still sequential.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #323 on: September 05, 2022, 10:24:15 PM »

I drove down 95 today from RI-37 to RI-4, where the numbers havenít changed yet but will soon.
I was through Providence yesterday and the new numbers start/end right at the city line with Pawtucket. Everything south of there is still sequential.
According to the RIDOT Traffic Advisories list for Sept. 3 to 9, exit renumbering will start again on Tuesday night (9/6). The new advisories still have a listing for a lane shift on I-95 at Exit 30 in Pawtucket.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #324 on: September 15, 2022, 10:57:22 AM »

Exit renumbering has made it to the US 6/RI 10 interchange as of today when I went through in both directions. Still sequential from Atwells Ave on down.
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