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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2019, 01:20:25 PM »

Caught the new signs/exit numbers on the Westerly Bypass (RI 78) today....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shadyjay/albums/72157678314004878

There's finally a sign for old Exit 3/new Exit 1 in the EB/SB direction.  Previously, there was just a gore exit arrow.  That's it.  But wow, what an improvement - the old signs needed to be replaced the last time I was on the bypass, some 15+ years ago. 

I didn't drive today down to US 1, instead I got off at RI 91.

Great pictures Jay!  I don't get to travel RI 78 much, so I'm thankful you took these photos.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2019, 10:34:37 PM »

I was up in the North Smithfield stretch of RI 146 on Christmas and noticed the little orange Liddell construction squares for BGS mounts at the exit ramps for RI 104, Pound Hill Rd., and RI 146A/5/102.  Very slight progress.  There are two bridge projects currently in the Pound Hill Rd. area that may interfere with the project.  No progress noted elsewhere.
The RIDOT traffic advisory page for this week has the first reference I've seen regarding the RI 146 sign replacement project: "Smithfield/Lincoln: Rte. 146 North and South, from Rte 146A to the Mass. line, right lane and shoulder closures for sign work, Mon.-Fri. form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m." Don't know how the weather will affect the work.

There has been no reference on the same page for exit renumbering elsewhere since mid-December, implying that work is complete, though the exit renumbering project website has not been updated.

What did the sign work turn out to be?
Don't know, but RIDOT has continued the traffic advisory for subsequent weeks, including this one. I assumed they are going to be putting in new sign supports and foundations, since this would be hard for them to do during the winter, it must be something else. Perhaps just putting up more orange placement tags for the future sign locations.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #127 on: February 23, 2019, 05:27:23 PM »

I was up in the North Smithfield stretch of RI 146 on Christmas and noticed the little orange Liddell construction squares for BGS mounts at the exit ramps for RI 104, Pound Hill Rd., and RI 146A/5/102.  Very slight progress.  There are two bridge projects currently in the Pound Hill Rd. area that may interfere with the project.  No progress noted elsewhere.
The RIDOT traffic advisory page for this week has the first reference I've seen regarding the RI 146 sign replacement project: "Smithfield/Lincoln: Rte. 146 North and South, from Rte 146A to the Mass. line, right lane and shoulder closures for sign work, Mon.-Fri. form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m." Don't know how the weather will affect the work.

There has been no reference on the same page for exit renumbering elsewhere since mid-December, implying that work is complete, though the exit renumbering project website has not been updated.

What did the sign work turn out to be?
Don't know, but RIDOT has continued the traffic advisory for subsequent weeks, including this one. I assumed they are going to be putting in new sign supports and foundations, since this would be hard for them to do during the winter, it must be something else. Perhaps just putting up more orange placement tags for the future sign locations.
The lastest RIDOT traffic advisory for Feb. 23-March 1 no longer lists any shoulder closings for sign work along RI 146 north of RI 146A. Apparently, whatever work was being done over the past month has been completed.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #128 on: February 26, 2019, 06:43:55 PM »

Is the RI4 renumbering complete?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #129 on: February 26, 2019, 07:42:19 PM »

I saw a yellow "old exit XX" banner on a sign when I passed RI 4 on I-95 last week, so there's a chance it has, depending on where they started.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #130 on: February 27, 2019, 06:58:44 AM »

I went southbound from I-95 to Exit 3A (old Exit 5A) on Saturday and it appeared to be complete. There are new BGS for Exits 3 A & 3B which acknowledge both RI 102 and RI 2 - previous signs were undersized RIDOT specials and only included RI 102.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #131 on: March 07, 2019, 12:45:13 PM »

RI4:
Many thanks. So, is the following correct?
Old ExitNew ExitComments
53A/B southbound
65
77A/B southbound. This one keeps its number.
89A/B northbound
Also, would I be correct in assuming the at-grade junctions south of Exit 3 (Oak Hill Rd, West Allenton Rd) do not have exit numbers? Or are there actually exit numbers at one or more of these?

RI403: Has anyone spotted exit numbers in the field yet?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #132 on: March 07, 2019, 10:32:47 PM »

RI4:
Many thanks. So, is the following correct?
Old ExitNew ExitComments
53A/B southbound
65
77A/B southbound. This one keeps its number.
89A/B northbound
Also, would I be correct in assuming the at-grade junctions south of Exit 3 (Oak Hill Rd, West Allenton Rd) do not have exit numbers? Or are there actually exit numbers at one or more of these?

RI403: Has anyone spotted exit numbers in the field yet?
The only RI 403 numbers I spotted back in December were on the new gore signs, still hidden behind the old signs:

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #133 on: March 25, 2019, 02:49:13 PM »

I've posted new photos of the new mileage based exit number signage for RI 4:


and the new exit number signage for RI 403:


on my Misc. Photos website:
http://www.malmeroads.net/mass21c/miscsigns.html

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #134 on: March 25, 2019, 02:58:18 PM »

and the new exit number signage for RI 403:


on my Misc. Photos website:
http://www.malmeroads.net/mass21c/miscsigns.html
Is it me or does that gantry look ridiculously large?
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #135 on: March 26, 2019, 09:43:36 AM »


Is it me or does that gantry look ridiculously large?

The gantry looks fine when I see it.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #136 on: March 26, 2019, 10:42:05 AM »


Is it me or does that gantry look ridiculously large?

The gantry looks fine when I see it.
I was referring to the gantry's structural members & post in terms of thickness.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #137 on: March 26, 2019, 03:26:13 PM »


Is it me or does that gantry look ridiculously large?

The gantry looks fine when I see it.
I was referring to the gantry's structural members & post in terms of thickness.
I think it's a high wind area.

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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #138 on: March 26, 2019, 03:38:26 PM »


Is it me or does that gantry look ridiculously large?

The gantry looks fine when I see it.
I was referring to the gantry's structural members & post in terms of thickness.
I think it's a high wind area.
The other gantries in the area aren't that humongous.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #139 on: March 26, 2019, 04:24:19 PM »


The way they put that "old exit 6" tab looks odd.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #140 on: March 27, 2019, 10:10:29 AM »


Is it me or does that gantry look ridiculously large?

The gantry looks fine when I see it.
I was referring to the gantry's structural members & post in terms of thickness.
I think it's a high wind area.
Highest AASHTO wind zone in Rhode Island is 130 mph.  This structure is clearly overbuilt for anticipated wind conditions at this location.
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Re: Rhode Island mileage based exit numbers?
« Reply #141 on: March 30, 2019, 11:37:16 AM »


Is it me or does that gantry look ridiculously large?

The gantry looks fine when I see it.
I was referring to the gantry's structural members & post in terms of thickness.

It's not the only one in Rhode Island that's comically overbuilt
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