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KEVIN_224:
I have a question about Route 146. It's on the Massachusetts section, but could still relate to RI: In the south end of Worcester, before the I-90 and US Route 20 exits, I see a sign for Mile Marker 20. Is that 20 miles to the RI state line or to the end of Route 146 in Providence?

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--- Quote from: KEVIN_224 on September 23, 2015, 10:28:12 PM ---I have a question about Route 146. It's on the Massachusetts section, but could still relate to RI: In the south end of Worcester, before the I-90 and US Route 20 exits, I see a sign for Mile Marker 20. Is that 20 miles to the RI state line or to the end of Route 146 in Providence?

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https://www.google.com/maps/dir/42.2041807,-71.7760394/42.012644,-71.5782855/@41.906439,-71.4725421,9z
was that so hard?

TravelingBethelite:
We drove through Rhode Island for the first time I can remember. I am speechless. :-o :-( X-( The signage is SO bad. There's too many specific errors to report. I finally understand why so many people hate RIDOT/it is a laughingstock of DOT's.  Damn you RIDOT. There's not even a welcome sign on U.S. 6 headed east into the state. It's one of the 4 or 5 major routes into the state. I think it deserves at least a small marker. Connecticut has a welcome sign headed west, though. It makes me glad I'm from the Nutmeg State.

bob7374:

--- Quote from: TravelingBethelite on December 13, 2015, 12:00:38 PM ---We drove through Rhode Island for the first time I can remember. I am speechless. :-o :-( X-( The signage is SO bad. There's too many specific errors to report. I finally understand why so many people hate RIDOT/it is a laughingstock of DOT's.  Damn you RIDOT. There's not even a welcome sign on U.S. 6 headed east into the state. It's one of the 4 or 5 major routes into the state. I think it deserves at least a small marker. Connecticut has a welcome sign headed west, though. It makes me glad I'm from the Nutmeg State.

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Your post reminded me I hadn't posted observations about my last trip through RI a month ago. Agree with much above, what stood out to me as bad practices were mile markers. At the beginning of the US 6 freeway east of I-295 new mile 2/10 mile (reference) markers have been put up. They started under the I-295 overpass at 0.0 and went up from there. Fine if they were put up just to count the expressway mileage, but they had US 6 shields and East on them. If they were going to the bother of putting a route shield and direction on them, why not use the total US 6 mileage. When US 6 merges with RI 10 in Providence, the mile markers started over again at 0.0, this time the markers had both US 6 and RI 10 shields. If and when RIDOT converts to milepost exit numbering, if US 6 is to be included (the current exits don't have numbers) and the total state mileage is included they'll have to replace all the current markers unless they really want to confuse drivers.

southshore720:
As an RI native, I've suffered through awful RIDOT signage most of my entire life.  It took from 2002-2009 to convert the major interstates to modern BGS'.  I-195 still has a few "one offs" around Exits 6-8 that were either never replaced or "doctored" with green-out on the "original canvas."

There are still state routes such as RI 4, RI 24, and RI 146 that have decrepit BGS' dating back to the early 90s.  I was just on RI 24 South yesterday and there was a HUGE chunk missing from an overhead BGS for RI 138 (looks like a truck strike).  I wouldn't bank on RIDOT replacing that one anytime soon. 

RI 4 & RI 24 have had some "spot replacements" only because of new construction projects. 

RI 78 in Westerly is the absolute worst one of them all...you're lucky if you even get a trailblazer for the exit.  There are only two severely-aging BGS' along that entire route from maybe the mid-1980s??  U.S. 1 in South County is not that great, either.

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