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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #325 on: September 15, 2022, 01:45:02 PM »

With Labor Day (and its epic torrential downpours) in the past, no unusual weather predicted, and summer crowds slowly dissipating, it should be easier to get it done (although I know itís done at night).
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #326 on: September 16, 2022, 11:17:55 PM »

It appears exit renumbering has made it as far south as the I-195 exit, based on this traffic camera image along I-95 North which shows a sign for the new exit number for the I-195/US 6 East exit, Exit 36A:



I am hoping to make it down to Providence over the weekend to document the progress in exit renumbering myself.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #327 on: September 17, 2022, 08:28:46 PM »

I can confirm... was through there this morning.

DSC02456 by Jay Hogan, on Flickr

The sign for Exit 18 in the distance from this sign still says Exit 18... the former Exit 19 is the first renumbered exit at this time, heading north.  It just happens that some of the Exit 19 signs come before Exit 18, hence you see Exit 36A, then Exit 18, then Exit 36A.

Got the signs from here up to the MA state line, plus new I-95 signs northbound up to I-495.  Link in the sig below.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #328 on: September 17, 2022, 09:08:21 PM »

Thought I'd comment as a very casual roadgeek whose local exit is one of the new 37s. For several days, the leading edge of the renumbering going northbound was old 25A/B (new 39B/C). So there was a 39B and 39C northbound, but no 39A (as it was still 24). Going southbound, though, the leading edge was 37B/C/D (old 22A/B/C), so not only was there a 37B, C, and D, without 37A, but the exits were numbered differently depending on which direction you were going! (Yesterday had a similar situation in the opposite direction, as the renumbering moved southward on the northbound side, but stayed put on the southbound side, so exits 19, 20, and 21 going southbound were exits 37A, 36B, and 36A, respectively).

Also, for what it's worth, I noticed that they were (and maybe still are) staging the signs before installation up in Massachusetts at the rest stop near NB MM 10.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #329 on: September 18, 2022, 11:51:50 AM »

Google Maps is starting to reflect the changes as well. 
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #330 on: September 18, 2022, 04:56:13 PM »

Thought I'd comment as a very casual roadgeek whose local exit is one of the new 37s. For several days, the leading edge of the renumbering going northbound was old 25A/B (new 39B/C). So there was a 39B and 39C northbound, but no 39A (as it was still 24). Going southbound, though, the leading edge was 37B/C/D (old 22A/B/C), so not only was there a 37B, C, and D, without 37A, but the exits were numbered differently depending on which direction you were going! (Yesterday had a similar situation in the opposite direction, as the renumbering moved southward on the northbound side, but stayed put on the southbound side, so exits 19, 20, and 21 going southbound were exits 37A, 36B, and 36A, respectively).

Also, for what it's worth, I noticed that they were (and maybe still are) staging the signs before installation up in Massachusetts at the rest stop near NB MM 10.

They are; i drove by there today and the signs are indeed sitting there.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #331 on: September 18, 2022, 08:27:54 PM »

Thought I'd comment as a very casual roadgeek whose local exit is one of the new 37s. For several days, the leading edge of the renumbering going northbound was old 25A/B (new 39B/C). So there was a 39B and 39C northbound, but no 39A (as it was still 24). Going southbound, though, the leading edge was 37B/C/D (old 22A/B/C), so not only was there a 37B, C, and D, without 37A, but the exits were numbered differently depending on which direction you were going! (Yesterday had a similar situation in the opposite direction, as the renumbering moved southward on the northbound side, but stayed put on the southbound side, so exits 19, 20, and 21 going southbound were exits 37A, 36B, and 36A, respectively).

Also, for what it's worth, I noticed that they were (and maybe still are) staging the signs before installation up in Massachusetts at the rest stop near NB MM 10.

They are; i drove by there today and the signs are indeed sitting there.

At least that rest area is finally serving a purpose... if only for contractor staging. 

It is sad what that facility has become.  I remember it being a vibrant place, stopping there on the way to Great Woods (err... Tweeter Center... errr... Comcast xfinity whatever it is this week).  Would it be that much to rehab/staff the building, pick up the trash, and spruce up the grounds?  RI closed theirs on I-95 North for a few years, but realized the error of their ways and reopened it. 
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #332 on: September 22, 2022, 11:49:01 AM »

I've posted the latest round of signs renumbered along I-95, such as those in downtown Providence through Old Exit 19:


to my I-95 in RI photo gallery: https://malmeroads.net/mass21c/i95riphotos.html

Exit renumbering has proceeded to at least old Exit 17 since the photos were taken.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #333 on: September 23, 2022, 02:17:59 PM »

The new exit numbering has made it to the RI-10 interchange (New Exit 33/Old Exit 16).
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #334 on: September 26, 2022, 11:36:19 AM »

Here's the renumbered 1/2 mile advance sign for the RI 10 exit:


Work should get to at least the I-295 exit by the end of this week.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #335 on: September 26, 2022, 10:20:52 PM »

I'm incredibly perplexed by the exit tabs for Exit 42A-B on I-95 NB (Former 29) being ground-mounted and not affixed to the gantry signs above.  Anything ground-mounted in RI is a goner (vehicle strikes are plentiful) and we'll have horribly designed RIDOT one-offs in their place soon enough!
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #336 on: September 26, 2022, 10:25:45 PM »

I'm incredibly perplexed by the exit tabs for Exit 42A-B on I-95 NB (Former 29) being ground-mounted and not affixed to the gantry signs above.  Anything ground-mounted in RI is a goner (vehicle strikes are plentiful) and we'll have horribly designed RIDOT one-offs in their place soon enough!

I think the exit overlay for the gore sign was half assed, not sure why they felt the need to overlay the old sign with a new sign instead of green out.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #337 on: September 27, 2022, 11:35:20 AM »

Rhode Island is at least installing brand new exit tabs.  Massachusetts was very "tacky", just overlaying numbers.

As a result, we have some knocked-down then re-posted damaged gore signs displaying the old number, as seen here.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #338 on: October 02, 2022, 07:42:25 PM »

Rhode Island is at least installing brand new exit tabs.  Massachusetts was very "tacky", just overlaying numbers.

As a result, we have some knocked-down then re-posted damaged gore signs displaying the old number, as seen here.

Mass had a number of signs with the older design "integral" tabs still out there which could only be covered up vs. replaced.  It made sense to do them all the same way.  The gore sign knockdowns, on the other hand, really warrant something better than a sign with the old number being put back up...a generic "EXIT" with arrow and no number would be better than posting the old number!
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #339 on: October 05, 2022, 11:52:38 AM »

The RIDOT project page has been updated with a statement saying exit numbering is complete from Exits 13 to 30. Work was proceeding with Old Exit 12B on Monday night.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #340 on: October 10, 2022, 03:56:59 PM »

Having driven that stretch today, the renumbering has been completed at least as far as I-295 south/RI-113 interchanges in Warwick (new exit 28/old exit 11).
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #341 on: October 10, 2022, 10:14:39 PM »

Google Maps has updated all exit numbers regardless of whether or not RIDOT has got to them.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #342 on: October 25, 2022, 10:37:53 PM »

The RIDOT Exit Renumbering Project website has been updated to indicated Old Exits 6-30 have now been renumbered. I plan to wait until the project is completed, perhaps next week, to check out the final renumbered signs.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #343 on: November 04, 2022, 08:44:11 AM »

It appears all exits along I-95 have been renumbered according to the RIDOT Exit Renumbering website thus officially completing the project since Exit 1 will not change.

https://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/exitnumbers/index.php
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #344 on: November 06, 2022, 05:11:45 PM »

Yes, exits are renumbered all the way down to (former Exit 2), thus completing the project.

New SB mileage pics begin partway down my I-95 page here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shadyjay/albums/72157683130427995/page3
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #345 on: November 11, 2022, 01:31:44 PM »

Strange that former Exit 12A southbound to RI 133 EB is now Exit 28B, because they gave separate suffixes to the ramp split for former Exit 12B, identifying it as 28A to I-295 NB and 28C to RI 113 WB. (Note this does not match the RIDOT website listing.)

I'm guessing this is to have consistent exit numbers for I-295 NB in both directions. Similar was done for I-195, which used to be #19 NB and #20 SB, but is now 36A in both directions.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #346 on: November 15, 2022, 06:31:14 AM »

Some of the auxiliary signs are still missing the new exit numbers, or are about to be replaced by the new mileage-based number, e.g. the Kent County Courthouse sign on I-95N before New Exit 24/Old Exit 8.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #347 on: November 27, 2022, 06:44:03 PM »

I had a chance to drive I-95 from Providence to the CT border and back on Friday and document the remaining renumbered exit signs. I have started adding photos taken from the trip to my exit renumbering site, such as this for RI 138 on I-95 North, with a slightly too large old exit sign:


The entire set of photos (SB set complete) will be posted here:
https://malmeroads.net/mass21c/i95riphotos.html#new

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #348 on: March 18, 2023, 08:20:34 PM »

The 2023 Rand Mcnally Atlas does not mark this change. Strangely they do show millage based exit numbers for Vermont and they haven't fully converted.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #349 on: March 19, 2023, 10:40:56 AM »

Well I bet the 2024 atlas will have the new numbers when it comes out, usually April or May.  Yeah, they jumped the gun with VT's numbers, and CT kept on flip flopping on the Rt 9 numbers, let's see if those get corrected as well.
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