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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #250 on: November 17, 2021, 01:56:17 PM »

What is the latest on the I-95 exit renumbering project? From what I read, this project was supposed to start in late 2020, but I see no news about any progress let alone completion.
Last update I got back in the spring is that RIDOT needs additional funding to complete the exit renumbering on I-95. There's no timetable at this time as to when that may happen.
I wonder if these funding woes are also delaying the Route 146 signage replacement project as well.  They finished the North Smithfield contract, but the Providence to Lincoln contract remains in limbo.  The last movement on the project was the supplemental exit number signs.
Any updates on completing the Rte 146 signing project from Providence to Lincoln?  Is the pandemic/supply chain to blame for the delays?
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #251 on: November 17, 2021, 04:43:45 PM »

What is the latest on the I-95 exit renumbering project? From what I read, this project was supposed to start in late 2020, but I see no news about any progress let alone completion.
Last update I got back in the spring is that RIDOT needs additional funding to complete the exit renumbering on I-95. There's no timetable at this time as to when that may happen.
I wonder if these funding woes are also delaying the Route 146 signage replacement project as well.  They finished the North Smithfield contract, but the Providence to Lincoln contract remains in limbo.  The last movement on the project was the supplemental exit number signs.
Any updates on completing the Rte 146 signing project from Providence to Lincoln?  Is the pandemic/supply chain to blame for the delays?

Okay, there's about a trillion dollars in infrastructure money about to rain down on every state, so I would find it hard for RIDOT to come up with an excuse not to finish the Rt 146 signing and renumbering exits on I-95.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #252 on: November 19, 2021, 09:44:22 PM »

Ramp from RI 10 North to US 6 West now open:
https://www.ri.gov/press/view/42505

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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #253 on: November 20, 2021, 06:44:10 PM »

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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #254 on: November 21, 2021, 12:43:33 PM »

Is the new ramp signed as Exit 6B?
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #255 on: November 21, 2021, 03:16:46 PM »

Is the new ramp signed as Exit 6B?
It's Exit 3B, as part the milepost exit system put in place in 2019.

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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #256 on: November 21, 2021, 03:36:19 PM »

Henderson Bridge button copy still hanging on.  The Exit is closed but the sign hasn't been touched.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #257 on: November 21, 2021, 05:54:30 PM »

It's Exit 3B, as part the milepost exit system put in place in 2019.
Oops, 'swhat I meant. Musta gotten confused by the route number. :pan:
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #258 on: November 27, 2021, 08:20:51 PM »

I drove on RI 10 North the other night and there is no permanent BGS signage yet for New Exit 3B to US 6 West.  There are temporary orange construction signs, but they are small and can easily be missed.  You almost have to be "in the know" to know the ramp's existence and to be prepared to exit left.  Unsure if GPS has recorded the new movement yet.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #259 on: November 29, 2021, 10:18:55 PM »

And knowing RIDOT's signing practices, that's all we are going to get.  Once the temp construction signs fall down they will put paper-thin sheet metal LGSs at the gore and mayyyybe 1/4 mile advance.   Ground mount, on the right hand side on the road, with all-caps-but-still-too-small lettering.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #260 on: December 05, 2021, 09:13:35 PM »


Any updates on completing the Rte 146 signing project from Providence to Lincoln?  Is the pandemic/supply chain to blame for the delays?

Like the I-95 mileage exit # renumbering, this also went out for re-advertisement/re-bid.  Bids in by 2/2022 and a completion date of 6/2024.  I still don't understand why this was broken up into two contracts.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #261 on: December 06, 2021, 08:56:46 AM »


Any updates on completing the Rte 146 signing project from Providence to Lincoln?  Is the pandemic/supply chain to blame for the delays?

Like the I-95 mileage exit # renumbering, this also went out for re-advertisement/re-bid.  Bids in by 2/2022 and a completion date of 6/2024.  I still don't understand why this was broken up into two contracts.
Are the two signing contracts for Rt 146 complete sign replacements? If so, getting the project done in 2 years would still be faster than the time it takes Connecticut to do the same thing there.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #262 on: December 06, 2021, 10:16:55 AM »


Any updates on completing the Rte 146 signing project from Providence to Lincoln?  Is the pandemic/supply chain to blame for the delays?

Like the I-95 mileage exit # renumbering, this also went out for re-advertisement/re-bid.  Bids in by 2/2022 and a completion date of 6/2024.  I still don't understand why this was broken up into two contracts.
Are the two signing contracts for Rt 146 complete sign replacements? If so, getting the project done in 2 years would still be faster than the time it takes Connecticut to do the same thing there.
Yes, full replacements.  And you are absolutely right about CT!!
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #264 on: December 17, 2021, 08:16:05 PM »

Work is getting started on the rebuilding of the Washington Bridge in Providence


The structurally deficient bridge is being refurbished and major operational improvements will be made:

-Partial widening to provide five continuous lanes of I-195 westbound traffic over the bridge.
-A new bridge structure in East Providence to carry traffic from the Taunton Avenue/Warren Avenue/Veterans Memorial Parkway on-ramps over the new off-ramp to Waterfront Drive.
-A new bridge structure to carry traffic from Gano Street in Providence onto I-195 westbound.
-Restriping of I-195 westbound from the Broadway overpass to the new Waterfront Drive off-ramp to allow four lanes of through traffic on the mainline, eliminating the current lane drop at Broadway.
-Adding a through lane on the western end of the Washington Bridge to reduce the weaving movements between the Taunton Avenue/Warren Avenue/Veterans Memorial Parkway on-ramps and the Gano Street off-ramp.

Rhode Island is really making some impressive improvements to its highways.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #265 on: April 07, 2022, 05:20:28 PM »

RIDOT has issued a contract for the construction of a new overpass on RI 146. That will make the road entire a freeway out to the Massachusetts border and leaves just one unimproved section between Providence and Worcester
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #266 on: April 19, 2022, 07:17:20 AM »

More info on the (much-needed) 146 project:

https://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/Route146/index.php
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #267 on: April 19, 2022, 07:40:45 AM »

More info on the (much-needed) 146 project:

https://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/Route146/index.php
Incredible.  Hope it stays on schedule.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #268 on: April 19, 2022, 02:25:12 PM »

It looks like everything between RI 99 and RI 146A will have to be plowed down to make these improvements. Do the locals support upgrading this segment of RI 146?
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« Reply #269 on: April 19, 2022, 04:50:26 PM »

It looks like everything between RI 99 and RI 146A will have to be plowed down to make these improvements. Do the locals support upgrading this segment of RI 146?

They're not adding any travel lanes. That dotted line just shows where they're adding wrong way signals and modifying acceleration ramps
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #270 on: April 19, 2022, 08:17:05 PM »

It looks like everything between RI 99 and RI 146A will have to be plowed down to make these improvements. Do the locals support upgrading this segment of RI 146?

They're not adding any travel lanes. That dotted line just shows where they're adding wrong way signals and modifying acceleration ramps
The page says something about building frontage roads.  Are those not going to get rid of all the driveways directly on RI 146?  Many of those homes/businesses seem rather close.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #271 on: April 19, 2022, 08:38:12 PM »

It looks like everything between RI 99 and RI 146A will have to be plowed down to make these improvements. Do the locals support upgrading this segment of RI 146?

They're not adding any travel lanes. That dotted line just shows where they're adding wrong way signals and modifying acceleration ramps
The page says something about building frontage roads.  Are those not going to get rid of all the driveways directly on RI 146?  Many of those homes/businesses seem rather close.

I noticed that too. If RIDOT built this out, the businesses would probably relocate. Rhode Island isnít exactly a state known for building frontage roads, Iím curious as to how this would work.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #272 on: April 19, 2022, 08:38:30 PM »

It looks like everything between RI 99 and RI 146A will have to be plowed down to make these improvements. Do the locals support upgrading this segment of RI 146?

They're not adding any travel lanes. That dotted line just shows where they're adding wrong way signals and modifying acceleration ramps
The page says something about building frontage roads.  Are those not going to get rid of all the driveways directly on RI 146?  Many of those homes/businesses seem rather close.

It looks like they are in fact planning to do that. Luckily it appears the buildings have setbacks large enough to accommodate it.
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #273 on: April 19, 2022, 08:40:15 PM »

It looks like everything between RI 99 and RI 146A will have to be plowed down to make these improvements. Do the locals support upgrading this segment of RI 146?

They're not adding any travel lanes. That dotted line just shows where they're adding wrong way signals and modifying acceleration ramps
The page says something about building frontage roads.  Are those not going to get rid of all the driveways directly on RI 146?  Many of those homes/businesses seem rather close.

I noticed that too. If RIDOT built this out, the businesses would probably relocate. Rhode Island isnít exactly a state known for building frontage roads, Iím curious as to how this would work.

I hope they start a trend in the region
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Re: Rhode Island News
« Reply #274 on: April 20, 2022, 12:41:40 PM »

I doubt the car dealerships will move.  They've been there forever.  The other major business on that stretch is the Drive-In Movie Theater, and that is set back enough not to take a hit.
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