I-295 medium shield image from wikimediaI-295 in MA Exit List

4 Miles, from RI Border to I-95

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead signs for US 1 exits with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exits 1 A-B sign on support post on I-295 South in Attleboro, by Peter J. Wiggins, January 2021

Exit Renumbering completed on Jan. 5, 2021

Interchange

Milepost

New Exit Number*

Old Exit Number

 US 1 shield from mediawiki South - Attleboro, Pawtucket, RI

1.9

2A

1A

 US 1 shield from mediawiki North - North Attleboro

1.9

2B

1B

 I-95 shield image from wikimedia South - Providence, RI

4.1

4A

2A

 I-95 shield image from wikimedia North - Boston

4.1

4B

2B

*Current Federal MUTCD Standards support the continuation of exit numbers across state lines for urban loop interstates.  MassDOT did not work with their counterparts in RI to continue the sequence for the I-295 Beltway into MA. I sent a comment to MassDOT for an explanation, (about both I-195, I-295 and I-395), this was their response:

"MassDOT has considered this option for these routes.  Resetting the exit numbers at the Massachusetts border, as occurs now, provides travelers with an additional cue that they’ve crossed over into a different state.  It is our judgement (sic) that this will aid driver navigation better than continuing the adjacent state’s exit number sequences into Massachusetts will."

    Travel the Length of I-295 with these 2013 Videos (courtesy of Roadway Wiz):

     Northbound to I-95                Southbound to RI Border

I-395 medium shield image from wikimediaI-395 in MA Exit List

12 Miles, from CT Border to I-90 Mass Pike/I-290

Interchange

Milepost

Current Exit Number

Future Exit Number

 MA 193 shield image from mediawiki - Webster

1.0

1

1

 MA 16 shield from wikimedia - Webster, Douglas

2.6

2

3

 Cudworth Rd - N. Webster, S. Oxford

4.0

3

4

 Sutton Ave - Sutton

6.6

4A

7A

 Sutton Ave - Oxford

6.6

4B

7B

 Depot Rd - N. Oxford

9.0

5

9

 US 20 shield from wikimedia East To MA 146 shield image from wikimedia - Shrewsbury

11.5

6A

11A (12A)* 

 US 20 thumbnail shield from wikimedia West - Sturbridge

11.5

6B

11B (12B)*

 To MA 12 shield from wikimedia South I-90 shield image from wikimedia Image of Mass Pike logo shield, from wikimedia (NB) - Boston, Springfield

11.9

7

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This exit list contains both the current exit number and proposed future exit number when MassDOT converted I-295 and will convert I-395 to the Geographic Reference or Milepost Exit Numbering system in 2021. MassDOT started converting exit numbers in October 2020 with the routes in the southeastern part of the state. The exits on I-295 were renumbered the night of January 4-5. The renumbering project was first planned for 2016, but eventually postponed.

*Numbers in ( ) are the proposed numbers from the 2016 postponed renumbering project.

I-395 Sign Plans

MassDOT announced the winning bid for a contract that will replaced signage along I-290 between I-90/Mass Pike and I-190 in Worcester on May 15, 2018. The project will also replace signage at the north end of I-395. Here's the plan heading north, notice the extra space on the exit tab for a future 2-digit plus suffix milepost based number (12C? though not included in the proposed exit numbers for the 2016 exit renumbering):

Image of sign plan for I-90/Mass Pike 1-mile advance sign on I-395 North in Auburn, from MassDOT

The sign will also add a 'To' in front of the I-90/Mass Pike shields because the ramp to access the Toll Road you have to travel south on Route 12. They have also added a To to the southbound signs though, even though that is reached by the exit ramp itself:

Image of plan for I-90/Mass Pike exit off-ramp sign on I-395 South in Auburn, by MassDOT

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