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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #225 on: August 23, 2020, 07:25:29 PM »

I've traveled on both RI 24 and I-295 in the past couple of weeks.  On RI 24, some of the changed exit numbers include a yellow "old exit #" tab.  But on I-295, the old exit tabs are gone.  Why?

For I-295, it was up for two years to get everybody in the area get used to the new exit numbers. Once two years are done, they take them down. Massachusetts and Connecticut will be doing the same thing when they get new exit numbers on their highways.


Just to clarify.  Massachusetts will be keeping the 'OLD EXIT XX" signs in place for a minimum of two years after the exit numbers are changed.  However, MassDOT has no plans to go in and immediately remove the signs after the two year period has ended.

Are they going to try to compete with Pennsylvania to see how long OLD EXIT signage can be left up?  :P

Hopefully not.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #226 on: August 25, 2020, 06:40:29 PM »

When is Interstate 95 going to receive its new exit numbers? It may be last, but it certainly is not least.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #227 on: August 25, 2020, 08:41:07 PM »

Last I heard for I-95, late 2020.  May be early 2021 at this point.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #228 on: October 03, 2020, 10:31:04 PM »

I checked the RIDOT recent bids page and found out that the last RIDOT Exit Renumbering Project for I-95 was awarded to Liddell Bros. for $1,129,606.00 on June 19. They were the only bidder, and I never saw the project listed among those posted on the recently awarded contract page. Did other contractors, seeing that Liddell won the other 3 contracts, simply give up trying to bid? No news as when the project is to begin other than the 'late 2020' text on RIDOT's Exit renumbering site which has not been updated since January.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #229 on: October 04, 2020, 12:38:55 PM »

The exits on the Interstate 95 on Rhode Island page on Wikipedia has been changed to mileage-based. However, the old exit numbers are not shown along with the upcoming mileage-based numbers.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #230 on: October 04, 2020, 01:09:23 PM »

Typical. Just brilliant.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #231 on: October 05, 2020, 05:14:25 PM »

Now the page is back to showing the existing sequential exit numbers. Let us know when mileage-based exit numbers are installed along Interstate 95.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #232 on: October 29, 2020, 07:33:56 AM »

Supposedly, I-95 is now the only freeway in the state that still has sequential exit numbers.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #233 on: October 29, 2020, 03:39:35 PM »

Supposedly, I-95 is now the only freeway in the state that still has sequential exit numbers.

Anyone know how close RIDOT is to starting the exit conversion on I-95?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #234 on: October 29, 2020, 04:35:22 PM »

According to this page....
http://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/exitnumbers/index.php

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RIDOT will finalize its renumbering program with I-95. That is tentatively scheduled for late 2020.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #235 on: October 29, 2020, 05:36:39 PM »

According to this page....
http://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/exitnumbers/index.php

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RIDOT will finalize its renumbering program with I-95. That is tentatively scheduled for late 2020.
If RIDOT does what it did with renumbering last year, there should be an announcement about I-95 some time in November with work starting a month or 2 later.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #236 on: January 08, 2021, 10:31:01 AM »

This morning I was digging through RIDOT's bid results page on their website, and it appears they have awarded a contract to renumber exits on I-95, with the winning (and only) bidder being the Liddell Bros., Inc at around $1.2 million. I'm guessing the contractor will will start the conversion sometime this spring.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #237 on: January 08, 2021, 07:43:12 PM »

I've been searching on RIDOT's site for any news of new I-95 numbers or the project itself, but haven't seen anything.  Good to see the project will be done this year and complete RI's conversion.  Any official new numbers posted?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #238 on: January 08, 2021, 07:53:01 PM »

I've been searching on RIDOT's site for any news of new I-95 numbers or the project itself, but haven't seen anything.  Good to see the project will be done this year and complete RI's conversion.  Any official new numbers posted?

The project page hasn't been updated since the I-195 conversion in early 2020.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #239 on: January 08, 2021, 10:19:31 PM »

I've been searching on RIDOT's site for any news of new I-95 numbers or the project itself, but haven't seen anything.  Good to see the project will be done this year and complete RI's conversion.  Any official new numbers posted?
The project page hasn't been updated since the I-195 conversion in early 2020.
There hasn't been any news and, obviously, the project didn't start at the end of 2020. Could be COVID related factors or simply that Liddell Bros. won 2 of the 3 Massachusetts Exit Renumbering contracts and, since they've started with those, RIDOT will simply have to wait until the contractor is finished in Mass. before their I-95 exits can be renumbered.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #240 on: March 18, 2021, 09:26:46 AM »

Since nothing has been publicly announced recently concerning the renumbering of I-95 exits through Rhode Island, I decided to e-mail the folks at RIDOT to see what they know. Below is their response:

Good morning,

Thank you for reaching out,

Due to funding constraints, this project is currently on hold. Once additional funds become available it will be reprogrammed into the current TIP.

Thank you,

Lindsey Sasso
RIDOT


From that, it appears that due to funding issues, the conversion of I-95's exit numbers to mile-based has been placed on hold indefinitely, or at least until RIDOT can get funding for that project.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #241 on: March 18, 2021, 05:30:42 PM »

Since nothing has been publicly announced recently concerning the renumbering of I-95 exits through Rhode Island, I decided to e-mail the folks at RIDOT to see what they know. Below is their response:

Good morning,

Thank you for reaching out,

Due to funding constraints, this project is currently on hold. Once additional funds become available it will be reprogrammed into the current TIP.

Thank you,

Lindsey Sasso
RIDOT


From that, it appears that due to funding issues, the conversion of I-95's exit numbers to mile-based has been placed on hold indefinitely, or at least until RIDOT can get funding for that project.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #242 on: March 18, 2021, 06:40:13 PM »

This morning I was digging through RIDOT's bid results page on their website, and it appears they have awarded a contract to renumber exits on I-95, with the winning (and only) bidder being the Liddell Bros., Inc at around $1.2 million. I'm guessing the contractor will will start the conversion sometime this spring.

So, what happened to the above?   
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #243 on: March 18, 2021, 09:22:53 PM »

Looks like their budget is facing problems due to a combination of COVID expenses, the economic fallout of the restrictions and shutdowns, and the phase-out of the car tax.  The fact that they have a new governor who is no doubt looking for savings wherever he can find them can't help.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #244 on: December 04, 2021, 11:00:54 PM »

It looks like the exit renumbering for I-95 has been "re-advertised" on September 30, 2021, with a "Notice to Proceed" date of December 2021, and a completion date of April 2023. This was discovered in the Q4 of the quarterly report that was posted sometime within November, and someone pointed out on the Roadwaywiz's live stream that happened this evening.

https://www.dot.ri.gov/accountability/docs/2021/QR_July-Sept_2021_Insert_A.pdf
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #245 on: December 05, 2021, 10:05:29 PM »

Based on RIDOT's Project Bid page, the lowest bid for the project was by (surprise?) Liddell Bros. Inc. with a bid of $925,504 and was awarded on October 22. There were 2 other bidders, unlike when the contract was advertised the first time. Despite the listing of a December NTP on the latest RIDOT Quarterly Report, there has been no public announcement about the project as of yet, nor has the RIDOT project website been updated. I'll plan to keep checking the RIDOT site frequently to see if anything is announced.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #246 on: December 05, 2021, 10:55:12 PM »

I am surprised that MassDOT went along with Rhode Island and changed the only two MA I-295 exits in Attleboro to mile based.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #247 on: December 06, 2021, 09:41:29 PM »

I am surprised that MassDOT went along with Rhode Island and changed the only two MA I-295 exits in Attleboro to mile based.
IIRC the conversion of I-295 on each side of the state line happened years apart.  The MA side was done as part of the statewide switch and had little to do with RI's conversion.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #248 on: December 06, 2021, 10:35:49 PM »

I am surprised that MassDOT went along with Rhode Island and changed the only two MA I-295 exits in Attleboro to mile based.
IIRC the conversion of I-295 on each side of the state line happened years apart.  The MA side was done as part of the statewide switch and had little to do with RI's conversion.
The MUTCD would have preferred MassDOT continue RI's mileage for the two I-295 exits, but MassDOT thought the change in numbers helps signal to drivers that the state line had been crossed. Apparently the Mass. Welcome Sign is not impressive enough.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #249 on: December 06, 2021, 10:55:23 PM »

I am surprised that MassDOT went along with Rhode Island and changed the only two MA I-295 exits in Attleboro to mile based.
IIRC the conversion of I-295 on each side of the state line happened years apart.  The MA side was done as part of the statewide switch and had little to do with RI's conversion.
The MUTCD would have preferred MassDOT continue RI's mileage for the two I-295 exits, but MassDOT thought the change in numbers helps signal to drivers that the state line had been crossed. Apparently the Mass. Welcome Sign is not impressive enough.
3di are allowed to reset at state lines. It's definitely not what you'd want to do for a beltway but you can do it for a spur or loop route that doesn't double back.

 


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