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Photos taken on and near Route 24 between Randolph and Rhode Island.

A. Route 24 Sign Replacement Project, 2018-2020

On January 24, 2018 MassDOT gave Roadsafe Systems, Inc. the Notice to Proceed on a contract to replace the exit, regulatory and warning signs along Route 24 between I-195 in Fall River and I-93 in Randolph. This section of the gallery will post photos of the new signage when placed on the roadway, which didn't start until the fall of 2018. Work so far has been limited to ground mounted signs, including exit gore signs, reportedly all placed by mid-December, and blue services and town line boundary signs. Preliminary work on overhead signage began in the spring of 2019.

Starting in May the contractor started placing foundations for the future overhead signs working south to north. By mid-July work was proceeding in the Bridgewater area and northbound foundation placement had gotten as far north as the 1/2 mile advance sign for the Route 123 exit. Here are some photos of new foundations seen along Route 24 and some new ramp related signage taken on July 28:

Image of new sign foundation placed behind existing overhead ramp sign for MA 104 exit on MA 24 South in Bridgewater

The foundation for the new 1-mile advance sign for Route 104 can be seen (some) behind the current sign.

Image of sign foundation for new overhead signs at ramp to MA 104 on MA 24 South in Bridgewater

The foundation for future overhead gantry at the ramp to Route 104 is before the current sign.

Image of dirt pile for excavation for foundation for new overhead sign at exit ramp to I-495 North on MA 24 South in Bridgewater

Heading further south, the foundation site is being excavated for the future overhead at the I-495 North exit which will have Marlboro as the control city.

Image of new sign foundation for future overhead exit sign for I-495 South on MA 24 South in Bridgewater

Partially hidden by the guardrail is the new foundation for the future I-495 South exit sign.

Image of new foundation for future overhead ramp sign for MA 104 exit on MA 24 North in Bridgewater

Here's a newly built foundation for the future ramp sign heading north on Route 24, behind the existing sign.

Some new sign photos:

Image of recently placed on-ramp guide sign for MA 24 North on US 44 East at end of bridge construction zone in Taunton

The new Route 24 guide ramp sign on US 44 East is at the end of the new bridge construction zone, the eastbound part of the bridge is being rebuilt with eastbound traffic taking up part of the westbound lanes.

Image of recently placed onramp guide sign for MA 24 South on MA 123 West in Brockton

A South Route 24 entrance ramp sign on Route 123 West in Brockton, new eastbound sign seen to the left.

Image of new North MA 24 trailblazer prior to entrance ramp on MA 123 East in Brockton

A new North Route 24 trailblazer prior to the highway bridge on Route 123 East in Brockton.

Image of MA 24 North trailblazer at onramp from MA 123 East in Brockton

At the on-ramp itself, at least for now, there is only a North Route 24 trailblazer partly hidden by a gore reflector sign.


During March 2019 the sign replacement contractor continued work on installing ground mounted signs and on the 23rd announced they would start constructing foundations for new overhead sign supports soon. Here are photos from a trip north from Fall River to Brockton on March 17:

Image of new gore sign for US 6 exit on MA 24 North in Fall River

Here's a recently installed gore sign for the US 6 exit in Fall River, as the milepost shows, this exit's number will stay the same when and if Massachusetts converts to a mileage based exit system.

Image of newly installed North MA 24 reassurance marker after US 6 exit in Fall River

A previously installed Route 24 North reassurance marker. This may not be removed, however, it doesn't meet current sign standards as the N in north is supposed to be larger than the rest of the text.

Image of recently installed auxiliary sign for Innovation Way exit on MA 24 North in Fall River

This auxiliary sign for the Innovation Way exit was installed after that new exit was opened to traffic a few years ago and is a couple miles to the north beyond the merge with Route 79.

Image of recently installed post-interchange distance sign on MA 24 North in Fall River

Image of newly installed gore sign for North Main St/Airport Rd exit on MA 24 North in Fall River

A new gore sign for the last Fall River exit, North Main Street/Airport Road, originally Exit 8 before the Innovation Way interchange was built.

Image of newly installed North MA 24/MA 79 reassurance marker in Freetown

A new reassurance marker for Routes 24 and 79 North beyond the Airport Road exit, with the larger N.

Image of newer sign installed for MA 79 North exit, not part of sign replacement project, on MA 24 North in Freetown

This modern style 1-Mile advance sign was installed as part of the Innovation Way interchange project a few years ago and is not part of the current replacement project, the text differs in that it features S. Main Street instead of Middleboro.

Image of newly installed MA 24/MA 79 north reassurance marker following Innovation Way exit in Freetown

Before North 79 exits, there's another new reassurance marker.

Image of new river crossing sign installed on MA 24 North in Freetown

Newly installed bridge sign for Rattlesnake Brook, which is not the railroad bridge just behind the sign.

Image of newly installed gore sign for MA 79 North exit on MA 24 North in Freetown

Newly installed gore sign for Route 79 North sits behind to be replaced overhead ramp sign with Middleboro text.

Image of new bridge sign placed on MA 24 North in Freetown

Newly installed bridge sign for Assonet River crossing prior to North Main Street exit.

Image of support posts in place for future blue services sign for North Main St exit on MA 24 North in Freetown

Support posts for future blue services sign for North Main Street, Assonet exit on Route 24 North.

Image of newly placed gore sign for North Main Street exit on MA 24 North in Freetown

Recently placed gore sign for North Main Street exit.

Image of North MA 24 reassurance marker not replaced as of March 2018 in Freetown

Another older, but not old, Route 24 North reassurance marker that may not be replaced with this project, beyond North Main Street.

Image of new post-interchange distance sign along MA 24 North in Freetown

Another post-interchange distance sign approaching Taunton.

Image of newly placed town boundary sign for Berkley on MA 24 North prior to MA 140 exit.

Before Taunton Route 24 North goes through Berkley, as noted on this new boundary sign.

Image of new gore sign behind existing ramp sign for Padelford Street exit in Berkley

Newly placed gore sign at Padelford Street exit in Berkley.

Image of newly placed boundary sign for city of Taunton on MA 24 North prior to MA 140 exit

Newly placed sign indicating entering city of Taunton prior to the interchange with Route 140.

Image of recently placed auxiliary sign for MA 140 South exit on MA 24 North in Taunton

Recently placed auxiliary sign for Park and Ride Lot prior to Route 140 South exit.

Image of newly installed gore sign for MA 140 South exit on MA 24 North in Taunton

New gore sign for Route 140 South exit at mile marker 17.2 on Route 24 North.

Image of newly placed gore sign for MA 140 North exit on MA 24 North in Taunton

And the new gore sign for the Route 140 South exit.

Image of new post-interchange distance sign on MA 24 in Taunton with I-495 shield

This new distance sign after the Route 140 exit features and I-495 shield.

Image of partially installed blue service sign for US 44 exit on MA 24 North in Taunton

This blue services sign currently only has the bottom panel, can't wait to know what attractions are on US 44 East.

Image of new completed blue services sign for US 44 exits on MA 24 North in Taunton

The new services sign panels for food along US 44 is all set.

Image of new rover crossing and town line sign for the Taunton River and Raynham on MA 24 North prior to US 44 exit.

The new double panel sign at the Taunton River indicates entering the town of Raynham prior to the US 44 East ramp.

Image of new style overhead signs for US 44 exit not to be replaced along MA 24 North in Raynham

These new style signs were put up prior to the current replacement contract, behind is gore sign which appears to be old.

Image of new temporary ground mounted ramp sign for US 44 West exit due to bridge construction on MA 24 North in Raynham

The ramp sign for the US 44 West exit is temporary, the permanent sign will be put up after construction is completed on the US 44 bridge over Route 24.

Image of newly placed (?) gore sign for US 44 West exit on MA 24 North in Raynham

The gore sign for US 44 West also appears to not have been replaced, at least not yet.

Image of newly placed gore sign for I-495 South exit on MA 24 North in Bridgewater

The gore sign for the I-495 South exit appears to be a new placement. For more new exit signage north of I-495, see February photos.

Image of newly placed auxiliary sign for Bridgewater State College for MA 104 exit on MA 24 North in Bridgewater

This new auxiliary sign for Bridgewater State University prior to the Route 104 exit is much bigger than the old one.

Image of new post-interchange distance sign on MA 24 North following MA 104 exit in Bridgewater

This distance sign following the Route 104 exit does not list I-93, that doesn't happen until Brockton.

Image of incomplete blue services sign for MA 27 exit on MA 24 North in Brockton

This blue service sign assembly is also missing its top panel prior to the Route 27 exit in Brockton.

Image of new blue hospital auxiliary sign for MA 27 North exit on MA 24 North in Brockton

A new blue auxiliary sign for the Good Samaritan Medical Center on Route 27 North in Brockton.


EARLIER PHOTOS

In early Februrary 2019, MassDOT posted on the project page that the contractor had finished installing new exit gore signs and was now working on installing other ground-mounted signs including town line signs and reassurance markers. A trip taken on February 10 shows the progress in installing these signs:

Image of recently installed gore sign for I-495 North exit on MA 24 North in Bridgewater

New gore sign at ramp to I-495 North along Route 24 North in Bridgewater.

Image of new gore sign for MA 104 exit on MA 24 North in Bridgewater

Sitting behind to be replaced overhead sign is new gore sign for MA 104 exit northbound in Bridgewater.

Image of recently placed town line sign for Entering West Bridgewater on MA 24 North

Both town line boundary and river identification combined in one new sign entering West Bridgewater northbound.

Image of recently placed new gore sign for MA 106 East exit on MA 24 in West Bridgewater

New gore sign, again with number far over to the left, on exit ramp to Route 106 East in West Bridgewater.

Image of recently placed new gore sign for MA 106 West exit on MA 24 North in West Bridgewater

The new gore sign for Route 106 West heading further north.

Image of to be replaced MA 24 North reassurance marker after MA 106 West exit in West Bridgewater

This is not a new reassurance marker but one to be replaced following the Route 106 interchange which will provide contrast to the new shields being installed seen below.

Image of new post-interchange destination distance sign with I-93 shield on MA 24 North in West Bridgewater

A recently installed destination distance sign following the Route 106 interchange northbound with an I-93 shield.

Image of recently installed new auxiliary sign for MA 123 exits on MA 24 North in Brockton

A new auxiliary sign for the Route 123 interchange northbound about to enter Brockton.

Image of recently installed town line sign for Brockton approaching MA 123 exits on MA 24 North

Following a to be replaced advance sign for Route 123 East is the new city line sign for Brockton northbound.

Image of recently installed new gore sign for MA 123 exit on MA 24 North in Brockton

 The recently installed gore sign for the Route 123 exit in Brockton, not photographed in the previous trip to the area.

Image of newly installed town boundary sign for Avon on MA 24 North

Another new town line sign, this time for Avon northbound.

Image of new town boundary sign for Stoughton on MA 24 North

Followed by a new sign at the Stoughton boundary prior to the exits for Route 139.

Image of newly installed town boundary sign for Canton on MA 24 North

After the Route 139 interchange there is a new town boundary sign for Canton.

Image of newly installed North MA 24 reassurance marker in Canton

Quickly followed by a new North Route 24 reassurance marker, note the new shield is smaller than those it is replacing.

Image of newly installed town boundary sign for Randolph on MA 24 North

The last new sign is another town boundary sign for Randolph.


Previous photos:

Taken December 23, 2018 showing placement of new exit gore signs between Randolph and Brockton:

Image of new exit gore sign for MA 123 East exit on MA 24 South in Brockton

Hidden in the glare, is this new gore sign for the Route 123 East exit in Brockton, better photo conditions after I turned around.

Image of newly placed exit gore sign for MA 123 West exit on MA 24 North in Brockton

Here is the new gore sign for the Route 123 exit on Route 24 North.

Image of newly placed exit gore sign for MA 27 South exit on MA 24 North in Brockton

Here is the new gore sign for the Route 27 South exit in Brockton, notice how the number is pushed up against the left side of the sign.

Image of newly placed exit gore sign for MA 27 North exit on MA 24 North in Brockton

The Route 27 North gore sign, here the 18 is properly centered, this would be Exit 33B under a milepost based system.

Image of newly placed exit gore sign for Central Street exit on MA 24 North in Avon

This is the new gore sign for the first Central Street, Stoughton/Eastbound exit, notice a similar problem with the location of the number 19 seen at Exit 18A.

Image of newly placed gore sign for Harrison Blvd exit on MA 24 North in Avon

The new gore sign for the second Harrison Blvd/Westbound exit has the same problem, this could be future Exit 35B.

Image of newly placed gore sign for MA 139 East exit on MA 24 North in Stoughton

The new gore sign for the Route 139 East exit in Stoughton.

Image of newly placed gore sign for MA 139 West exit in MA 24 North in Stoughton

The new Route 139 West gore sign, the last new gore sign on Route 24 North, future Exit 38B?

Image of signage at end of MA 24 North at I-93/US 1 in Randolph

There are no gore signs at the split of ramps at the end of Route 24 North in Randolph. The lamp post that had the US 1 North trailblazer has been taken down, leaving only a sign for US 1 South. The new signs will also not have US 1, see Sign Plans section.

PREVIOUS PHOTOS

Taken November 24, 2018:

Image of new gore sign foundation behind existing gore sign for MA 123 exit on MA 24 South in Brockton

New sign post foundations behind current gore sign for Route 123 West exit on Route 24 South.

Foundation placed for new gore sign for MA 123 East exit on MA 24 South in Brockton

Foundations were also completed for future new East Route 123 gore sign.

Image of newly completed foundation for future gore sign for MA 27 South exit on MA 24 South in Brockton

Hard to spot but there is a new foundation for a new gore sign behind the existing one at the Route 27 South exit in Brockton.

Image of completed foundations for future gore sign for MA 104 exit on MA 24 South in Bridgewater in Sept. 2018

There is also a new foundation hidden behind the Exit 16A gore sign at the Route 104 East off-ramp in Bridgewater.

Pre-2019 Signage

Examples of the 1990s era signage that will be replaced by the current project:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for MA 27 exit in Sept. 2018 on MA 24 South in Brockton

1-Mile advance sign for Route 27 on Route 24 South in Brockton.

Image of exit ramp signage for MA 27 South on MA 24 South in Brockton in Sept. 2018

Exit ramp sign for the Route 27 South exit.

Image of overhead 1-mile advance sign for MA 123 exit on MA 24 South in Brockton in Sept. 2018

1-Mile advance for the next exit, Route 123 on Route 24 South in Brockton.

Image of overhead signs for MA 123 exit on MA 24 South in Brockton in Sept. 2018

Overhead signs at the Route 123 West off-ramp in Brockton.

Image of overhead 1-mile advance sign for MA 106 exit on MA 24 South in West Bridgewater

The 1-Mile Advance overhead for Route 106 further south in West Bridgewater.

Image of overhead signs at MA 106 West ramp on MA 24 South in West Bridgwater in Sept. 2018

Signage on Route 24 South at the Route 106 West off-ramp in West Bridgewater.

Image of overhead 2-Mile Advance sign for I-495 exit on MA 24 South in Bridgewater in Sept. 2018

The 2-Mile Advance sign for I-495 further south in Bridgewater.

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for MA 104 exit on MA 24 South in Bridgewater in Sept. 2018

The 1-Mile advance sign for Route 104 in Bridgewater between the 2 and 1-Mile advance signs for I-495.

Overhead signage at ramp to MA 104 West on MA 24 South in Bridgewater in Sept. 2018

The overhead gantry at the Route 104 exit off-ramp also features a 1/2 mile advance sign for I-495.

Image of overhead ramp signage for I-495 South exit on MA 24 South in Bridgewater in Sept. 2018r

The overhead sign for the I-495 off-ramp featuring button copy numerals.

Image of overhead exit ramp sign for North Main Street exit on MA 24 South in Freetown in Nov. 2018

Further south, and a couple months later, the exit ramp sign for North Main Street in Freetown.

Image of 1 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 79 North exit in Freetown in Nov. 2018

The next exit is for Route 79 North, here's the 1-Mile Advance overhead following a South Route 24 reassurance marker.

Image of overhead signage at MA 79 North exit on MA 24 South in Freetown in Nov. 2018

Traffic was backing up prior to the overhead signs at the Route 79 North exit in Freetown.

Image of South MA 24/79 reassurance marker prior to overhead advance sign for Innovation Way exit in Freetown in Nov. 2018

The overhead signs for the new Innovation Way exit are up to current MassDOT standards and will not be replaced as part of the current project.

Image of 1/2 mile overhead advance sign for the Innovation Way exit on MA 24 South in Freetown

The 1/2 mile advance sign for Innovation Way (the next exit, Airport Road/No. Main Street was renumbered Exit 8A after this was opened about 5 years ago.

Image of overhead signs for No. Main St/Airport Rd and Innovation Way on MA 24 South in Freetown in Nov. 2018

The overhead gantry at the Innovation Way off-ramp also has a newish sign for Exit 8A that won't need to be replaced.

Image of overhead signs for Airport Rd/No. Main Street and MA 79 South on MA 24 South in Freetown in Nov. 2018

The 1990s era signs return with the next overhead gantry for both Airport Road and North Main Street and Route 79 South.

Image of overhead signage for Airport Rd/No. Main Street and MA 79 South on MA 24 South in Fall River in Nov. 2018

Overhead signage at the ramp to Airport Road and North Main Street.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 6 exit on MA 24 South in Fall River in Nov. 2018

The ramp sign for the last 1990s era sign for US 6 in Fall River.

Image of overhead signs at US 44 exit on MA 24 North in Taunton in Nov. 2018

Signage northbound at the US 44 West exit in Taunton, the bridge is currently undergoing reconstruction.

Sign Plans

Until the new signs are posted, thanks to Charlene White of MassDOT who sent them to me, here are the sign plans for the Route 24 project (signage south of I-195 was included with an I-195 sign replacement project that was completed in 2017). As with recent sign replacement projects, all the exit signs will be overhead on gantries or cantilever supports. Also, MassDOT has told the contractors to design the exit tabs (as seen in No. 5 in the notice below) to account for the possible future change to milepost based exit numbering (for a list of proposed numbers, see the Route 24 Exit List).

Image of notes in Route 24 sign replacement plans by MassDOT for contractors to design exit number tabs for mileage based numbering

This plan shows the difference in exit tabs for those with 1 digit that were made wide enough for 2 digits in the future:

Sign plan image showing differences in 2 one-digit number exit tabs with one designed for 2-digit mileage based number in future, from MassDOT

I will post an advance sign plan and one at the exit for each interchange going north from I-195, with additional plans for auxiliary and guide signs or if there are differences in signage for exits north and southbound:

US 6

Image of sign plan for 1-Mile advance sign for US 6 exit on MA 24 in Fall River, by MassDOTImage of plan for 1/2 mile advance sign for US 6 exit on MA 24 in Fall River, by MassDOT

In addition, the project will place new guide signs on US 6 itself, here are 2 examples:

Sing plan image for US 6 East and MA 24 guide sign to be placed at on-ramp in Fall River, by MassDOTImage from sign plan of US 6 West and East Guide sign near MA 24 on-ramp in Fall River, by MassDOT

The overhead guide signs on US 6 and Highland Avenue for Route 24 South will include an I-195 shield:

Image of sign plan for overhead guide sign for MA 24 South with I-195 shield on US 6 in Fall River, by MassDOT

Highland Avenue:

Image of plan for 1-Mile advance sign for Highland Ave exit on MA 24 in Fall River, by MassDOTImage of sign plan for ramp sign for Highland Ave exit on MA 24 in Fall River, by MassDOT

Route 79 South:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for MA 79 South exit on MA 24, by MassDOT   Image of sign plan for off-ramp sign for MA 79 South exit on MA 24, by MassDOT

Exit 8A:

Image of plan for 1-Mile advance sign for Airport Rd/N. Main St exit on MA 24, by MassDOT       Image of plan for off-ramp sign for Airport Rd exit on MA 24 in Freetown, by MassDOT

There are no new plans for Exit 8B, Innovation Way since it is a new exit opened in 2015 with modern signage.

Route 79 North:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for MA 79 North exit on MA 24, by MassDOT       Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 79 North exit on MA 24 in Freetown, by MassDOT

There are additional pull-through signs at the exit in each direction, northbound and southbound:

Image of plan for MA 24 North pull-through sign at MA 79 exit in Freetown, by MassDOTImage of plan for pullthrough sign for MA 24/79 South in Freetown, by MassDOT

Here are also some of the ground-mounted guide signs for exits in the Freetown area:

Image of plan for MA 24 guide-signs for on-ramp in Freetown area, by MassDOT   Plan of MA 24/79 North guide sign to be placed at on-ramp in Freetown area, by MassDOT

Here's a plan showing the difference between the old and new signage at the MA 79 exit southbound:

Image of comparative sign plan for old and new exit signs at MA 79 North exit on MA 24 South in Freetown, by MassDOT

North Main Street:


Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for N. Main St exit on MA 24 in Dighton, by MassDOT   Image of plan for off-ramp sign for N. Main St exit on MA 24 in Dighton, by MassDOT

The destinations have been switched from two: Assonet, Freetown, to one: Dighton.

Padelford Street:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for Pedelford St exit on MA 24 in Berkly, by MassDOT   Image of plan for off-ramp sign for Pedelford St exit on MA 24 in Berkley

Route 140, there are 2 ramps northbound, but only 1 south, therefore 2 different advance signs:

Image of plan for northbound 1-mile advance sign for MA 140 exits on MA 24 in Taunton, by MassDOT  Image of plan for southbound 1-mile advance sign for MA 140 on MA 24 in Taunton, by MassDOT

Exit signs northbound:

Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 140 South exit on MA 24 North in Taunton, by MassDOT  Image of plan for northbound off-ramp sign for MA 140 North exit on MA 24 in Taunton, by MassDOT

The southbound destination has been switched to New Bedford from Lakeville.

Exit sign heading south:

Image of plan for southbound off-ramp sign for MA 140 exit on MA 24 in Taunton, by MassDOT

US 44:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for US 44 exit on MA 24 in Taunton, by MassDOT
Image of plan for off-ramp sign for US 44 East exit on MA 24 in Taunton, by MassDOT  Image of plan for off-ramp sign for US 44 West on MA 24 in Taunton, by MassDOT

I-495:

Image of plan for 2-mile advance sign for I-495 exit on MA 24 in Mansfield, by MassDOT

The advance exit signs are different since there is a 1-mile gap between ramps heading south, but not north. Northbound:

Image of plan for nortbound ramp sign for I-495 South on MA 24 in Mansfield, by MassDOT  Image of plan for northbound exit ramp sign for I-495 North on MA 24 in Mansfield, by MassDOT

Southbound:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for I-495 North on MA 24 South in Mansfield, by MassDOT   Image of 2-mile advance sign for I-495 South on MA 24 South in Mansfield, by MassDOT

The northbound destination has been switched to Marlboro from Worcester.

Route 104:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for MA 104 on MA 24 in Bridgewater, by MassDOT   Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 104 on MA 24 in Bridgewater, by MassDOT

Route 106:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for MA 106 exits on MA 24 in W. Bridgewater, by MassDOT
Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 106 East on MA 24 in W. Bridgewater, by MassDOT  Image of plan of off-ramp sign for MA 106 West exit on MA 24 in W. Bridgewater, by MassDOT

The westbound destination has been switched to Easton from Mansfield.

Route 123:

Image of plan for 1-Mile advance sign for MA 123 exit on MA 24 in Brockton, by MassDOT
Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 123 East exit on MA 24 in Brockton, by MassDOT  Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 123 West exit on MA 24 North in Brockton, by MassDOT

Route 27:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for MA 27 exit on MA 24 in Brockton, by MassDOT
Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 27 South exit on MA 24 in Brockton, by MassDOT  Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 27 North exit in MA 24 North in Brockton, by MassDOT

Harrison Blvd / Central Street:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for Harrison Blvd/Central St exit on MA 24 in Avon, by MassDOT
Image of plan for off-ramp sign for Harrison Blvd exit on MA 24 in Avon, by MassDOT  Image of plan for off-ramp sign for Central St exit on MA 24 in Avon, by MassDOT

Route 139:

Image of plan for 1-mile advance sign for MA 139 exit on MA 24 in Stoughton, by MassDOT
Image of plan for off-ramp sign for MA 139 exit on MA 24 in Stoughton, by MassDOT  Image of plan of off-ramp sign for MA 139 West exit on MA 24 in Stoughton, by MassDOT

The northbound guide signs at Route 139 will include an I-93 shield:

Image of plan for MA 24 guide sign with I-93 shield at ramps from MA 139 in Stoughton, by MassDOT

Interstate 93/US 1:

Image of plan for 2-mile advance sign for I-93 exit on MA 24 in Randolph, by MassDOT

This arrow-per lane sign is repeated at 1 Mile and at 1/2 Mile, or is it 1/2 Miles?

Image of plan for 1/2 mile arrow-per lane advance sign on MA 24 North in Randolph

The signs at the exit ramps are more traditional:

Image of plan of off-ramp sign for I-93 North exit at end of MA 24 North in Randolph, by MassDOT  Image of plan for off-ramp sign for I-93 South to I-95 at end of MA 24 North in Randolph, by MassDOT

Despite US 1 appearing on the pull through signs on I-93 at this exit, and on all the other overhead guide signs between Canton and Braintree, the only new US 1 signs according to the plans will be trailblazer shields probably replacing those currently at the split of I-93 ramps (see photo below).

There are several auxiliary signs for this exit, the first warns of the prohibition of hazardous materials being transported in the Big Dig tunnels on I-93 North:



Image of plan for trucker warning notice sign on MA 24 North in Randolph, by MassDOT

The second is new informing drivers to use I-93 North to get to Route 3 South:

Image of plan for MA 3 use I-93 North auxiliary sign on MA 24 in Randolph, by MassDOT

B. Previous Route 24 Sign Replacement Photos

New signs were installed in 2016 on Route 24 from I-195 to Rhode Island border, first heading south:

For I-195:

Image of 1-mile advance diagrammatic sign for I-195 exit on MA 24 South in Fall River

Image of signage at I-195 East exit on MA 24 South in Fall River

Route 24 reassurance markers on I-195 West have a very Connecticut look:

Image of West I-195 and South MA 24 reassurance markers in Fall River

The Route 24 exit sign on I-195 West, installed under the same sign replacement project:

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 24 South exit on I-195 West in Fall River

Resuming the new Route 24 signage, this for Brayton Avenue/Eastern Avenue:

Image of overhead off-ramp sign for Eastern Ave exit on MA 24 South in Fall River

The final exit being for Route 81, the first sign being a 3/4 instead of 1 Mile Advance:

Image of 3/4 mile advance overhead sign for MA 81 exit on MA 24 South in Fall River

Image of 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 81 North exit on MA 24 South in Fall River

Image of 1/4 mile advance and exit off-ramp signage for MA 81 Exit on MA 24 South in Fall River

The last southbound exit sign:

Image of overhead off-ramp sign for MA 81 South exit on MA 24 South in Fall River

Turning around (after a trip to Newport and back), the first Massachusetts signs just across the border:

Imaeg of 1/4 mile advance and off-ramp overhead signage for MA 81 exit on MA 24 North in Fall River

An advance sign for the Brayton Avenue / Eastern Avenue exit:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for Brayton Ave/Eastern Ave exit on MA 24 North in Fall River

Signs for the I-195 West exit:

Image of 1-mile advance overhead signs for I-195 exits on MA 24 North in Fall River

Notice how MA 24 is listed as an exit, a warning for the sharp curve at the interchange.

Image of advance overhead signs for Eastern Ave and I-195 exits on MA 24 North in Fall River

The reassurance marker for MA 24 seems out of place again:

Image of East I-195 and North MA 24 reassurance markers in Fall River

The signage for MA 24's exit from I-195 East:

Image of overhead signs at off-ramp of MA 24 from I-195 East in Fall River

These were the only new signs for the Route 24 exit at the time. Heading north from I-195:

Image of CT style MA 24 North reassurance marker after I-195 interchange in Fall River

One last 'CT' 24 reassurance marker.

C. Miscellaneous Route 24 Photos

Image of MA 24 overhead guide sign on MA 123 East in Brockton

Weird MA 24 trailblazer arrow along Route 123 in Brockton.

Image of overhead signage at end of MA 24 North at I-93 in Randolph

Current signage at the end of Route 24 North at I-93. Sign plans indicate the US 1 trailblazers will be replace, no shields will go on the overhead signs.

Image of North MA 24 trailblazer on MA 139 West in Stoughton

A more typical trailblazer and overhead sign beyond as seen from Route 139 East.

Image of real time traffic sign for I-195 bridge construction on MA 24 South in Freetown

This orange real time traffic sign was put up to inform drivers of delays with construction at the Braga Bridge on I-195 and the best choice in alternate routes.

More Photo to Come...

Visit the Route 24 Exit List to check out possible future exit numbers along the route.

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