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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #200 on: February 17, 2020, 11:28:21 PM »

RIDOT crews were out there replacing the exit tabs on RI-10 northbound last night.

Here are the new exit tabs for I-95 (Exits 1B-C):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/184740585@N04/49552604098/in/dateposted-public/

Here are the new exit tabs for RI-2 Reservoir Ave (Exit 2A) and the next exit up for Industrial Park and Niantic Avenue (Exit 2B):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/184740585@N04/49552607808/in/dateposted-public/

Finally, here is the new exit tab for Industrial Park and Niantic Avenue (Exit 2B):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/184740585@N04/49553346347/in/dateposted-public/
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #201 on: February 18, 2020, 04:57:31 AM »

I think the image you posted is updated in real time. A static image would work better.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #202 on: February 19, 2020, 02:32:44 PM »

Meanwhile, Google Maps still lists the "old" exit numbers for I-195 in Rhode Island.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #203 on: February 20, 2020, 09:03:11 AM »

Meanwhile, Google Maps still lists the "old" exit numbers for I-195 in Rhode Island.
Give it time.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #204 on: March 01, 2020, 10:23:10 AM »

I took a quick road trip down to RI last Sunday to check out progress on exit renumbering. It appeared that I-195 was almost complete. Here is one of the photos taken on I-195 East:



I know it's common to see MA state road signage in RI, but the 1A and 114 on that BGS really should have been avoided.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #205 on: March 01, 2020, 10:45:55 AM »

I took a quick road trip down to RI last Sunday to check out progress on exit renumbering. It appeared that I-195 was almost complete. Here is one of the photos taken on I-195 East:



I know it's common to see MA state road signage in RI, but the 1A and 114 on that BGS really should have been avoided.

I'm still confused, isn't this one US 1A?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2020, 11:11:11 AM »

I took a quick road trip down to RI last Sunday to check out progress on exit renumbering. It appeared that I-195 was almost complete. Here is one of the photos taken on I-195 East:



I know it's common to see MA state road signage in RI, but the 1A and 114 on that BGS really should have been avoided.

I'm still confused, isn't this one US 1A?

I looked on Wikipedia and it apparently is US 1A.

Though oddly, it switches back to SR 1A when Newport Ave crosses into Attleboro.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #207 on: March 01, 2020, 12:10:54 PM »

I took a quick road trip down to RI last Sunday to check out progress on exit renumbering. It appeared that I-195 was almost complete. Here is one of the photos taken on I-195 East:



I know it's common to see MA state road signage in RI, but the 1A and 114 on that BGS really should have been avoided.

I'm still confused, isn't this one US 1A?
No. RI recently decided to convert it to RI 1A. They actually swept through fairly thoroughly, which is unusual for them to do anything either quickly or thoroughly.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #208 on: March 01, 2020, 10:49:53 PM »

I took a quick road trip down to RI last Sunday to check out progress on exit renumbering. It appeared that I-195 was almost complete. Here is one of the photos taken on I-195 East:



I know it's common to see MA state road signage in RI, but the 1A and 114 on that BGS really should have been avoided.

I'm still confused, isn't this one US 1A?
No. RI recently decided to convert it to RI 1A. They actually swept through fairly thoroughly, which is unusual for them to do anything either quickly or thoroughly.
Perhaps because, according to AASHTO's US Route Log, there's no such route as US 1A in Rhode Island. The conversion of can be seen by comparing these GSV images. The first taken in August 2011 shows a US 1A shield, along with RI 114 on Pawtucket Ave in East Providence taken from Greenwood Ave:
https://goo.gl/maps/3y8xPtwrDEizytB98

The second is from 8 years later in August 2019 taken on Pawtucket Ave. itself:
https://goo.gl/maps/Lam8AcUp32h5afPn7
However, if you pan around to the right and then backwards you will see a US 1A North trailblazer facing the intersection of Elmswood Way and Greenwood Ave. that was also present in 2011. Perhaps they didn't see that one.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #209 on: March 02, 2020, 04:10:51 PM »

http://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/exitnumbers/index.php doesn't list any changes to Route 10 South, north of Union Ave./Huntington Ave.
Northbound, 3B is reserved for a Future Ramp to Rte. 6 West. OK, fair enough.
North of there, I see no changes for the unnumbered Dean St & I-95 exits. Is the idea that these are considered US6 exits, and thus use its numbering scheme -- i.e., nothing?

bob7374, others, can we confirm that the rest of the new signage is up?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #210 on: March 02, 2020, 10:43:12 PM »

http://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/exitnumbers/index.php doesn't list any changes to Route 10 South, north of Union Ave./Huntington Ave.
Northbound, 3B is reserved for a Future Ramp to Rte. 6 West. OK, fair enough.
North of there, I see no changes for the unnumbered Dean St & I-95 exits. Is the idea that these are considered US 6 exits, and thus use its numbering scheme -- i.e., nothing?
Yes, apparently RIDOT considers the US 6/RI 10 concurrency as either a different road (it has its own set of mile markers, see this Street View image: https://goo.gl/maps/LtcuLrBRdd5HfpoN9) or part of US 6, which is not getting exit numbers. RI like MA apparently does not like exit numbers on a route where most of it is not limited access, as is US 6 the final 15 miles to CT. I may do a quick road trip to RI next weekend to check out exit numbering on RI 10 and 37.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #211 on: March 03, 2020, 09:10:10 AM »

I took a quick road trip down to RI last Sunday to check out progress on exit renumbering. It appeared that I-195 was almost complete. Here is one of the photos taken on I-195 East:


I also checked out the exit numbering on RI 146. For the section where signs have not been replaced yet, they have placed small green 'Exit #' signs on the current overhead sign posts at each exit ramp:


The rest of the I-195, and the RI 146 photos I have posted so far, can be found on the gallery section of my New England Exit Renumbering site: http://www.malmeroads.net/mass21c/neexitrenumbering.html

The font size on the BGS' for the I-195 East Providence exits is making me cringe.  Who approved that? This particular contractor loves the "too small" font size.  They did the same thing on I-295 SB for the RI 37 BGS for T.F. Green Airport.  And considering it's RIDOT, we'll be stuck with these horrible BGS' for another 30 years!
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #212 on: March 03, 2020, 09:21:53 AM »

The font size on the BGS' for the I-195 East Providence exits is making me cringe.  Who approved that? This particular contractor loves the "too small" font size.  They did the same thing on I-295 SB for the RI 37 BGS for T.F. Green Airport.  And considering it's RIDOT, we'll be stuck with these horrible BGS' for another 30 years!
To be clear & based on the photos in the link; not all of the new signs along I-195 have that malproportioned mixed-case letters.  As a matter of fact, the majority of those new signs did not receive that treatment.

Why some of those got that treatment while the others (thankfully) did not is unknown.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #213 on: March 16, 2020, 12:31:51 PM »

http://www.dot.ri.gov/projects/exitnumbers/index.php doesn't list any changes to Route 10 South, north of Union Ave./Huntington Ave.
Northbound, 3B is reserved for a Future Ramp to Rte. 6 West. OK, fair enough.
North of there, I see no changes for the unnumbered Dean St & I-95 exits. Is the idea that these are considered US6 exits, and thus use its numbering scheme -- i.e., nothing?

bob7374, others, can we confirm that the rest of the new signage is up?
I took a road trip down on Sunday and confirmed all the signs have new exit numbers on RI 10 and RI 37, the exception being for one orange temporary sign southbound in the US 6/RI 10 interchange construction zone. I have posted photos on my website from both routes. Here's a new numbered I-95 exit sign from RI 10:


And here's one from RI 37:


The full sets can be found at: http://www.malmeroads.net/mass21c/neexitrenumbering.html#photos

Meanwhile, according to the RIDOT travel advisory website, work on changing exit signs and numbers on RI 24 has begun with work scheduled this week from 9 AM to 5 PM. The winning bid for the second contract (2020-CT-001) for the new exit signage for RI 146 from I-95 to I-295 is to be announced next Tuesday, March 24.
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