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A. I-495 Sign Replacement Project, Harvard to Lowell, 2019-2022

This contract (Project 607919) was let in the Spring of 2019 and was to conclude in the Spring of 2021. However, many overhead signs still have yet to be placed as of December 2021. It is the last of the contracts to replace signage along the loop highway. This page will post photos of the new signs when put up. February and March 2022 photos courtesy of Kevin Manfra, along with photos of mine from May 14, 2022 and December 12, 2021:

EXIT 75 - Route 111

Overhead advance signage has been placed in both directions:

Image of newly placed 1 mile advance sign for the MA 111 exit on I-495 North in Harvard, December 2021

The 1 Mile advance headed north. The Old Exit 28 sign was taken from the previous sign gantry.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance sign for the MA 111 exit on I-495 North in Harvard, December 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance sign headed north. The signs at the exit in both directions had not been changed at this time.

Image of newly placed gore sign for the MA 111 exit on I-495 North in Harvard, December 2021

The new gore sign, again the Old Exit 28 sign was taken from the previous sign posts. Turning around...

Image of newly placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for the MA 111 exit on I-495 South in Harvard, December 2021

The new 1 Mile advance sign headed south.

Image of recently installed 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 111 exit on I-495 South in Harvard, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The 1/2 Mile advance sign was put up in late December or in January.

Image of recently installed overhead ramp sign for MA 111 exit on I-495 South in Harvard, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The recently installed exit sign.

EXIT 78 A/B - Route 2

Only a couple of advance signs had been placed in December, the rest over the next 2 months. The exit signs were updated previously as part of a Route 2 sign replacement project, heading south:

Image of newly placed 1 mile advance overhead sign prior to old sign for MA 2 exit on I-495 South in Littleton, December 2021

The 1 Mile advance for the Route 2 exits had been put up, but the old one not taken down yet and the Old Exits 29 B-A sign is still on the old support. Notice how the control cities seem to be crowded together on the new sign.

Image of recently placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 2 exits on I-495 South in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The old sign had been removed by late February.

Image of previously placed overhead signage at ramp for MA 2 West exit on I-495 South in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The previously place exit signage heading south. Turning around and heading north...

Image of recently placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 2 exits on I-495 North in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The newly placed one mile advance for the Route 2 exits, with a better spacing between control cities. An earlier photo showed....

Image of newly placed support post for 1 mile advance overhead sign after the old sign for MA 2 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, December 2021

That the 1 Mile advance northbound had not been put up yet, only the sign post had been installed.

Image of newly placed auxiliary sign for MA 2 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, December 2021

Meanwhile a new ground mounted auxiliary sign was put up to replace the overhead sign version, support still in place.

EXIT 79-Routes 2A/110

Only new gore signs have been placed for this exit in December, the rest put up by February. Headed north...

Image of recently placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 2A/110 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The 1 Mile advance sign, contractor tag still in place and North I-495 reassurance marker in distance.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 2A/110 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The exit sign that had been placed by late February.

Image of newly placed gore sign for MA 2A/MA 111 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, December 2021

One of the newly placed gore signs in December with the new milepost based exit number and Old Exit sign taken from previous sign.

Image of recently placed overhead signage for MA 2A/110 exit at ramp for MA 119 exit on I-495 South in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The 1 mile advance southbound shares a gantry with the Route 119 exit.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 2A/110 exit on I-495 South in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The exit sign, no longer bridge mounted.

EXIT 80-Route 119

Like Route 111, only the advance signs had been replaced as of December, examples:

Image of newly placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 119 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, December 2021

The 1 Mile advance heading northbound, the control cities were changed, see sign plans below, from Groton and Acton to Littleton and Groton.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance corrected overhead sign for MA 119 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, December 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance. This sign had to be fixed as this is what it looked like when originally put up, courtesy of Rob Barry.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance for MA 119 exit with the wrong route number on I-495 North in Littleton, photo by Rob Barry, December 2021

Seems someone didn't notice the route number mistake before the sign was put up.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 119 exit on I-495 South in Littleton, December 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance on I-495 South was correct from the start.

Image of new place overhead ramp sign for MA 119 exit on I-495 South in Littleton, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The exit sign on I-495 South had been placed by the end of February.

Image of newly placed auxiliary sign for MA 119 exit on I-495 South in Littleton, December 2021

Acton did get placed on a new auxiliary sign, below Littleton Common.

Image of newly placed gore sign for MA 119 exit on I-495 North in Littleton, December 2021

One of the 2 new gore signs for the Route 119 exit placed in December.

EXIT 83 - Boston Road

The overhead signs were placed starting later in December, heading north on I-495:

Image of recently placed 1 Mile advance overhead sign for Boston Road exit on I-495 North in Westford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The major addition to the new signs is the reference to Route 110. The Old Exit 32 sign was moved from the previous sign support.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Boston Road exit on I-495 North in Westford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The new exit sign for Boston Road. Now heading south...

Image of recently placed 1 Mile advance sign for Boston Road exit on I-495 South in Westford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The new sign support for the 1 Mile advance also sports a Deer Crossing sign.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Boston Road exit on I-495 South in Westford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The exit sign still with the Liddell Bros. sign placement location tag in place.

Prior to the overhead signs being placed, there were a pair of new new auxiliary signs:

Image of newly placed auxiliary sign for Boston Road exit on I-495 South in Westford, December 2021

One of the two new auxiliary signs directing traffic to use Boston Road to get to Route 225.

EXIT 87 - Route 4 (NB)

New overhead signs were put up by February.

Image of recently placed 1 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 4 exit with white Truck Restriction tab on bottom on I-495 North in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The 1 Mile advance for the Route 4 exit shares its gantry with a 2 1/4 Miles advance for US 3 and the Lowell Connector.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 4 exit with white Truck Restriction tab on bottom on I-495 North in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The Route 4 exit sign. The new addition to both signs is the No Commercial Vehicles tab.

Image of newly placed gore sign for MA 4 exit on I-495 North in Chelmsford, December 2021

The new gore sign for the Route 4 exit headed north. The Old Exit 33 sign being recycled from the earlier sign.

EXIT 88 - Route 110 (NB) / Route 110 to Route 4 (SB)

As with previous exits, these signs went up late in 2021 or in the first 2 months of 2022, headed north:

Image of recently placed 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 110 exit on I-495 North in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The newly placed 1/2 mile advance sign (don't know whether a 1 Mile version has been put up yet). The new overhead signs replaced a temporary ground mounted one:

Image of ground mounted temporary 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 110 exit on I-495 North in Chelmsford, December 2021

In December there did not appear to be a foundation yet for the overhead version.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 110 exit on I-495 North in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The new Route 110 exit sign. Turning around and heading south, photo taken on March 26:

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 110 to MA 4 exit on I-495 South in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, March 2022

The exit sign for the Route 110 to Route 4 exit in this direction.

EXITS 89 A-C - US 3 / Lowell Connector

Overhead signs were in placed northbound by the end of February:

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for US 3/Lowell Connector exits on I-495 North in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The 1/2 Mile advance sign for US 3 and the Lowell Connector, with contractor placement tag in front.

Image of recently placed overhead signs at ramp for US 3/Lowell Connector exits on I-495 North in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The new signage at the ramp for US 3 South still have the old overheads behind them in late February.

Other signs:

Image of newly placed auxiliary sign for Lowell Connector exit on I-495 North in Chelmsford, December 2021

The new auxiliary sign for the Lowell Connector exit stands behind a new Entering Chelmsford sign.

Image of newly placed gore sign for US 3 South exit on I-495 North in Chelmsford, December 2021

The new gore sign for the US 3 North. The Old Exit 35A sign being taken from the earlier sign. The southbound signs were put up in late February/early March, photos by Kevin Manfra:

Image of recently placed new 1 mile advance overhead sign for Lowell Connector/US 3 exits on I-495 South in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, March 2022

The 1 Mile advance sign, notice the Lowell Connector gets top billing in this direction since its exit is first. The Old Exit 35 C-B-A sign transferred from the old support post.

Image of recently placed new 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Lowell Connector/US 3 exits on I-495 South in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, March 2022

The 1/2 Mile advance southbound.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Lowell Connector exit on I-495 South in Chelmsford, May 2022

The newly placed (as of May) exit sign for the Lowell Connector followed in the distance by new overhead signs along the C/D ramp of I-495 South for the US 3 exits. The only signs not replaced as of May 14 were the overheads prior to the start of the C/D lanes southbound.

For other newer signs on the US 3 South/Lowell Connector exits, see the I-495 Section of New England Exit Renumbering Central.

EXIT 91 - Woburn Street

One new overhead sign had been put up by February headed north:

Image of recently placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for Woburn Street exit with transferred Old Exit 33 sign on support on I-495 North in Lowell, by Kevin Manfra, February 2022

The 1 mile advance on I-495 North. Note the Old Exit 37 sign is mounted on the new sign similar to the ones on the Mass Pike than on the rest of I-495. Other signs went up in March:

Image of recently placed new 2 miles advance overhead sign for Lowell Connector/US 3 exits and 1/2 mile advance
         for Woburn Street on I-495 South in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, March 2022

The 1/2 Mile advance southbound shares a gantry with the 2 Miles advance for the Lowell Connector/US 3 exits.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Woburn Street on I-495 South in Chelmsford, by Kevin Manfra, March 2022

The overhead exit sign southbound. The remaining signs heading north were put up in April:

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Woburn Street exit on I-495 North in Lowell, May 2022

The 1/2 mile advance, after a new version of the Lowell town line sign.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Woburn Street exit on I-495 North in Lowell, May 2022

The overhead exit and new version of the gore sign.

Other signs:

Image of newly placed auxiliary sign for Woburn Street exit on I-495 South in Chelmsford, December 2021

This new commuter rail auxiliary sign was put up prior to the I-495 exit renumbering in June 2021.

EXIT 92 - Route 38

These signs were among the last put up. First, headed south:

Image of newly placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 38 exit on I-495 South in Tewksbury, May 2022

The 1 Mile advance sign.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 38 exit on I-495 South in Tewksbury, May 2022

The 1/2 Mile advance sign shares a gantry with a VMS.

Image of newly placed overhead ramp sign for MA 38 exit on I-495 South in Tewksbury, May 2022

The exit sign shares a gantry with the 1 mile advance for the Woburn Street exit. The Old Exit sign for the later placed on the left hand support post of the new sign.  Turning around...

Image of newly placed 1 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 38 exit on I-495 North in Tewksbury, May 2022

The 1 mile advance and transferred Old Exit 38 sign.

Image of newly placed overhead ramp sign for MA 38 exit on I-495 North in Tewksbury, May 2022

The overhead exit sign.

Image of auxiliary hospital sign for MA 38 exit on I-495 North in Tewksbury, May 2022

The blue Hospital sign for the Route 38 exit seems to lean a little too much to the left.

MISCELLANEOUS NEW SIGNS

Image of recently placed South I-495 reassurance marker in Chelmsford, December 2021

Example of one of the new South I-495 reassurance markers.

Image of recently placed advance sign for Rest Area on I-495 South in Chelmsford, December 2021

The new rest area signs are ground mounted. This one on I-495 South in Chelmsford, which includes facility hours, is in front of the older 1/2 mile advance overhead version.

Image of recently placed gore sign for Rest Area on I-495 North in Chelmsford, December 2021

The new rest area entrance ramp sign on I-495 North in Chelmsford.

Image of recently placed town and county line sign for Rest Area on I-495 North in Harvard, December 2021

The new combination town and county line, here for entering Boxboro(ugh) on I-495 North.

Image of recently placed town line sign for Westford on I-495 North, December 2021

Another sign for Entering Westford on I-495 North.

Image of recently placed North I-495 reassurance marker in Chelmsford, December 2021

An example of one of the new North I-495 reassurance markers, this after the Route 110 exit in Chelmsford.

Image of recently placed post-interchange distance sign on I-495 North in Littleton, December 2021

Example of one of the new post-interchange distance signs. This one on I-495 North in Harvard.

Image of recently placed bridge crossing sign on I-495 North in Chelmsford, December 2021

A new bridge crossing sign for River Meadow Brook ahead of the US 3 South exit on I-495 North.

Image of recently placed bridge crossing sign on I-495 South in Boxboro, December 2021

One of a pair of new signs for crossing Beaver Brook, this one on I-495 South.

More to come...

Thanks to Charlene White of MassDOT, here are some of the sign plans going south to north. The one mile advance signs:

MassDOT sign plans for jurisdiction boundary and for 1 mile advance for MA 111 exit on I-495 in Harvard              MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 2 exit on I-495 in Harvard MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 2A/110 exit on I-495 in Ayer      MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 119 exit on I-495 in Littleton MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for Boston Road exit on I-495 in Westford MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 4 exit in I-495 in Chelmsford

 MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 110 exit on I-495 in Chelmsford  MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 110 to MA 4 exit on I-495 South in Chelmsford

                        Northbound version                                                                     Southbound version (No Exit 33)

MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance sign for US 3 exit on I-495 North in Chelmsford     MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for US 3 / Lowell Connector exit on I-495 South in Chelmsford

                    Northbound version, US 3 first                                                                Southbound version, US 3 last

There is no Exit 36  MassDOT plan for No Exit 37 guide sign on I-495 in Lowel       MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for Woburn Street on I-495 in Lowell

Pull Through Signs. There are 2 at the US 3/Lowell Connector Exits:MassDOT plan for overhead pull through sign on I-495 North at US 3/Lowell Connector exit in Chelmsford

MassDOT plan of overhead pull through sign for I-495 South at US 3/Lowell Connector exit in Chelmsford

Auxiliary and other Ground Mounted Signs:

MassDOT sign plan for ground mounted auxiliary sign for MA 2 exit on I-495 in Acton     MassDOT plan for ground mounted auxiliary sign for MA 225 for Boston Road exit on I-495 in Westford

MassDOT plan for ground mounted auxiliary sign for US 3 exit on I-495 in Chelmsford      MassDOT plan for ground mouted jurisdiction boundary for both town and county on I-495 entering Harvard

MassDOT plan for 2 digit gore sign for MA 2A/110 exit on I-495 in Ayer          MassDOT plan for ground mounted 3 character gore sign for US 3 North exit on I-495 in Chelmsford

Gore signs are to be designed to use mileage based numbers, whenever MassDOT decides to convert, but since both sets would be 2 digits (see I-495 Exit List), there is no change needed for the size of the signs.

Ramp signage. MassDOT will use the latest standard for their ramp guide signs, using mixed case lettering:

MassDOT plan for ramp guide sign for I-495 South at Woburn Street exit in Lowell

A comparison of the new and old guide signs.

B. I-495 Sign Replacement from Methuen to Amesbury, 2017-2020

This project started in late 2017 and was due to be completed in the Fall of 2019, however, the contractor only started putting up signs in October 2019. The signs have since had their exit numbers changed. To see photos, go to the I-495 section of New England Exit Renumbering Central. Here are the original sign plans from Charlene White of MassDOT. The signs were designed prior to the announcement of exit renumbering in 2019.

One Mile Advance:

MassDOT plan of one mile advance overhead sign for MA 125 exit on I-495 in Methuen        MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 110/MA 113 exit on I-495 in Methuen
MassDOT sign plan for MA 97/110/113 exits on I-495 South in Haverhill MassDOT sign plan for one mile advance overhead sign for MA 125 exit on I-495 in Haverhill

                        Southbound sign, no Exit 49

MassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 110 on I-495 in Haverhill          MassDOT plan for one mile advance overhead sign for Broad Street exit on I-495 in Merrimac

MassDOT plan for one mile advance overhead sign for MA 150 exit on I-495 in AmesburyMassDOT plan for 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 110 to South I-95 exit on I-495 North in Amesbury

                                                                                                                                                                                Northbound exit only

Auxiliary Signs:

MassDOT sign plan for ground mounted Downtown Haverhill exits auxiliary sign on I-495 North   MassDOT plan for ground mounted Haverhill Historical Society auxilary sign for MA 110 exit on I-495 in Haverhill

MassDOT plan for Downtown Haverhill/River Street auxiliary sign for MA 110 exit on I-495 in Haverhill MassDOT plan for Northern Essex Community College ground mounted auxiliary sign on I-495

Other Ground Mounted Signs:

MassDOT plan for ground mounted gore sign crossing Merrimack River on I-495 North             MassDOT plan for exit gore sign allowing for 3 digit and suffix milepost based number 
        in future on I-495 in Haverhill

                                                Extra wide tab on Exit 49 gore sign to allow for replacement by 3 digit mileage based number with suffix, 107A

MassDOT plan for exit gore sign for 125 South exit on I-495 in Haverhill, wide enough to use 3 digit exit number in addition to suffix in future           MassDOT plan for gore sign for MA 150 exit on I-495 in Amesbury, wide enough to hold 3 digit milepost based number in future

Gore sign for Route 125 South exit allows for future 109 A Number      Gore sign wide enough to hold future Exit 118 number

Ramp Signage, two types, a guide sign and gore sign for each direction:

MassDOT ramp guide sign for I-495 North in Haverhill    MassDOT plan for ramp guide sign for I-495 South in Haverhill

MassDOT plan for onramp gore sign for I-495 North   MassDOT plan for ramp gore sign for I-495 South

C. Sign Replacement Project, Raynham to Bolton, 2016-2019

This project started in the Spring of 2016 and was to be completed during the Summer of 2019. Photos taken of new signage put up during the Summer and Fall of 2018. For photos of signage with new exit numbers visit the I-495 section of New England Exit Renumbering Central:

Image of recently placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 9 exit on I-495 North in Marlboro

One mile advance heading north for Route 9 exit in Marlboro.

Image of newly placed overhead exit ramp sign for MA 9 West on I-495 North in Marlboro

The overhead ramp and gore sign for the West Route 9 exit on I-495 North.

Image of overhead 1 mile advance sign for Simarano Drive exit on I-495 North in Marlboro

The 1-Mile advance sign for Simarano Drive in Marlboro, the number under a milepost based system would be 62.

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for US 20 exits on I-495 North in Marlboro

The 1 Mile advance overhead for the next interchange for US 20 in Marlboro.

Image of recently placed North I-495 reassurance marker in Marlboro in July 2018

A North I-495 reassurance marker in Marlboro, new I-495 shields put up after this contract would be smaller (see below).

Image of newly placed 1 mile advance overhead for I-290 West exit on I-495 North in Hudson in July 2018

Newly placed 1-Mile advance sign for I-290/To Route 85 exits on I-495 North in Hudson, auxiliary sign new as well.

Image of newly placed 1-mile advance sign for MA 62 exit on I-495 North in Hudson in July 2018H

The 1-mile advance sign for the Route 62 exit in Hudson.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 117 exit on I-495 North in Bolton in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance for the last exit under this contract, Route 117 in Bolton.

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 117 exit on I-495 North in Bolton

The 1/2 mile advance sign.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 117 exit on I-495 North in Bolton in July 2018

The overhead exit ramp and gore signs for Route 117.

Image of ramp guide sign for I-495 South on MA 117 in Bolton in July 2018

The guide sign across from the ramp to I-495 South on Route 117 in Bolton. Heading back south on I-495:

Image of recently installed ground mounted post-interchange distance sign on I-495 South in Bolton

The post-interchange distance sign following the Route 117 exit lists the mileage to I-90 a well as Cape Cod.

Image of recently installed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 62 exit on I-495 South in Hudson

The 1-Mile advance overhead sign for Route 62 southbound.

Image of recently installed overhead ramp sign for MA 62 exit on I-495 South in Hudson

The new overhead exit ramp and gore sign for the Route 62 exit.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for I-290 West/To MA 85 exit on I-495 South in Hudson in July 2018

The I-290/To Route 85 exit in Hudson gets a 2-mile advance overhead sign.

Image of recently installed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for US 20 West on I-295 South in Marlboro in July 2018

Overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for US 20 in Marlboro.

Image of recently installed South I-495 reassurance marker beyond US 20 exit in Marlboro in July 2018

A South I-495 reassurance marker precedes the 1/2 mile advance sign for the Simarano Drive exit in Marlboro.

Recently placed ground mounted auxiliary sign for MA 9 exit on I-495 South in Marlboro in July 2018

A new auxiliary sign for the Route 9 exits heading further south.

Image of new and old overhead signs prior to MA 9 exit on I-495 South in Marlboro in July 2018

A mixture of new and old prior to the 1-Mile advance sign for the Route 9 interchange. The 2 1/2 mile advance for I-90/Mass Pike was replaced with a 2-Mile advance and this sign gantry was later removed.

Image of recently installed 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 9 West exit on I-495 South in Marlboro

The 1/2 mile advance for the Route 9 West exit in Marlboro.

Image of recently installed 1-mile advance overhead sign for the I-90/Mass Pike exit on I-495 South in Southboro in July 2018

The new signs for the I-90/Mass Pike exit have a Mass Pike logo instead of text (apparently to make it easier to remove in case that designation is removed in the future) and a yellow toll road banner, complying with the latest MUTCD standards.

Image of recently placed ground mounted ramp guide sign for I-495 South on MA 9 West in Marlboro in July 2018

I-495 ramp guide sign on Route 9 West in Marlboro.

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for West Main Street exit on I-495 South in Hopkinton in July 2018

Now south of I-90, this is the 1-Mile advance sign for West Main Street in Hopkinton.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for West Main Street exit on I-495 South in Hopkinton

The exit sign for the West Main Street exit.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance sign for MA 85 exit on I-495 South in Milford in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance sign for the Route 85 exit in Milford.

Image of recently placed ramp sign for MA 85 exit on I-495 South in Milford in July 2018

The overhead exit and gore sign for the Route 85 exit in Milford, this would be Exit 50 under a mileage based system.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 109 exit on I-495 South in Milford in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance overhead for the Route 109 exit, notice the alignment of the number in the exit tab, designed to fit Exit 48.

Image of recently placed ramp sign for MA 109 exit on I-495 South in Milford in July 2018

The recently placed exit and gore signs for the Route 109 exit heading south.

Image of recently placed post-interchange distance sign on I-495 South in Medway after MA 109 exit in July 2018

The post-interchange distance sign after the Route 109 exit, now 60 miles to the Cape.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 126 exit on I-495 South in Bellingham in July 2018

The 1/2 mile advance overhead for the Route 126 exit.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 140 exit on I-495 South in Franklin in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 140 exit heading toward Franklin, again the tab designed for a mileage based number of 43.

Image of recently placed ramp sign for MA 140 exit on I-495 South in Franklin in July 2018

The overhead at the exit ramp and gore sign for the Route 140 exit.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for King Street exit on I-495 South in Franklin in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance for the King Street exit, a rare non-route number exit with a out of state control city.

Image of recently placed ramp and gore sign for King Street exit on I-495 South in Franklin in July 2018

The ramp and gore sign for the King Street exit, the milepost number would be 41.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 1A exit on I-495 South in Wrentham in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance overhead for the Route 1A exit in Wrentham,

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for US 1 exit on I-495 South in Wrentham in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance for the US 1 exit on the border of Wrentham and Plainville.

Revised image of recently placed 2 miles advance overhead sign for I-95 exit in Mansfield in Feb. 2019

The 2-Mile advance for the I-95 exit which would be Exit 33 B-A under a mileage based system (better photo taken Feb. 2019).

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance sign for I-95 exit on I-495 South in Mansfield in July 2018

The 1-mile advance sign.

Image of recently place South I-495 reassurance marker following I-95 exit in Mansfield in Feb. 2019

New style reassurance marker for South I-495 put up in early 2019 following I-95 exits in Mansfield.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 123 exit on I-495 South in Norton in July 2018

The 1-mile advance overhead for the Route 123 exit in Norton.

Image of recently placed ramp and gore signs for MA 123 exit on I-495 South in Norton in July 2018

The new ramp overhead and gore signs for the Route 123 exit.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead for Bay Street exit on I-495 South in Norton in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance for the Bay Street exit, the tab designed to hold a two digit mileage based number, 25.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Bay Street exit on I-495 South in Taunton in July 2018

The new overhead and gore sign at the Bay Street exit off-ramp in Taunton, new photo from Feb. 2019 with recently installed town line sign.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 138 exit on I-495 South in Raynham in July 2018

The 1-Mile advance for the MA 138 exit, the last exit southbound under this sign replacement contract.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 138 exit on I-495 South in Raynham in July 2018

The overhead and gore signs, the last new signs heading southbound. The milepost number is proposed to be 22.

Earlier photos from June 2016, prior to new sign placement:

Image of directionless large I-495 reassurance marker heading south near Franklin in June 2016

One of several unique looking I-495 shields present between Franklin and Mansfield on I-495 South.

Image of squeezed number South I-495 reassurance marker near Franklin in June 2016

Another one, this with large numerals on a small shield.

Image of ramp guide sign on MA 138 North in Raynham in June 2016

Earlier iteration of I-495 North guide sign on Route 138 in Raynham.

Other Photos

From Raynham to Wareham, signs replaced in 2015:

Image of recently placed 3/4 mile overhead advance sign for MA 24 exit on I-495 South in Middleboro in June 2016

The 3/4 mile advance sign for the Route 24 exits on I-495 South.

Image of recently placed 1/4 mile advance sign for MA 24 South exit on I-495 South in Bridgewater in June 2016

The 1/4 Mile advance for the Route 24 South exit. Exit tabs were produced prior to effort at milepost based numbering in 2016, so no space for 2 digit number.

Image of recently placed overhead signs for MA 24 exits on I-495 South in Bridgewater in June 2016

The overheads at the Route 24 South ramp on I-495 South.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for US 44 exit in Middleboro in June 2016

The overhead at the Route 24 North ramp, after re-entering Raynham from Bridgewater.

Image of recently placed advance overhead signs for MA 18 and US 44 exits on I-495 South in Middleboro in June 2016 MA 18

Two overhead advance signs for the price of one in Middleboro. Under a milepost system these would still be separate Exits 14 and 15.

Image of overhead advance signs for MA 18 and US 44 exits on I-495 South in Middleboro in June 2016

The next set of overheads.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for US 44 exit on I-495 South in Middleboro in June 2016

The US 44 exit overhead sign prior to the US 44 bridge.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 18 exit on I-495 South in Middleboro in June 2016

Followed by the Route 18 exit sign.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 105 exit on I-495 South in Lakeville in June 2016

The 1-Mile advance for the next exit, Route 105.

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 105 exit on I-495 South in Lakeville in June 2016

The next 1/2 Mile advance sign for Route 105.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for MA 105 exit on I-495 South in Lakeville in June 2016

The overhead exit ramp sign for Route 105.

Image of large South I-495 reassurance marker following MA 105 exit in Lakeville

The reassurance marker following the Route 105 exit.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 28 exit on I-495 South in South Middleboro in June 2016

The 1-Mile advance overhead for the Route 28 exit, after the Mile 9 marker.

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 28 exit on I-495 South in South Middleboro in June 2016

The 1/2 mile advance.

Image of recently placed overhead off-ramp sign for MA 28 exit in South Middleboro in June 2016

The overhead sign at the exit ramp.

Image of post-interchange distance sign on I-495 South after MA 28 exit in June 2016

The post-interchange distance sign after the Route 28 exit.

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 58 exit on I-495 South in Wareham in June 2016

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 58 exit, though it says north, there are 58 shields south to the Route 28 intersection.

Image of recently installed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 58 exit on I-495 South in Wareham in June 2016

The 1/2 mile advance sign. This would also be Exit 2 under a mileage based numbering system.

Image of I-495 on-ramp guide signs on MA 58 North in Wareham

The guide signs for the I-495 ramps on Route 58 North are in front of the I-495 trailblazer.

Turning around and heading back north:

Image of large North I-495 reassurance marker following MA 28 exit in South Middleboro

Example of a North I-495 reassurance marker.

Signs between I-93 and Massachusetts Avenue in North Andover, August 2018:

Image of Junction I-405 trailblazer on MA 114 in North Andover

Junction I-495 trailblazer on Route 114 West in North Andover.

I-495 on-ramp guide sign on MA 114 West in Lawrence

The ramp guide signs on Route 114 West. The I-495 South sign is mounted on the I-495 North bridge in the distance.

Image of I-495 South ramp guide sign on Massachusetts Avenue in North Andover

The ramp guide sign on Massachusetts Avenue in North Andover for I-495 South.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 114 West exit as seen from ramp from Massachusetts Avenue to I-495 South in North Andover

The 1/2 mile advance sign on I-495 South for Route 114 West as seen from the Massachusetts Avenue on-ramp.

Image of 1 1/4 mile advance overhead sign for MA 28 exit on I-495 South in Lawrence in August 2018

An unusual 1 1/4 mile advance sign for the Route 28 exit in Lawrence.

Image of overhead signage at MA 114 interchange on I-495 South in Lawrence

The overhead signage for the Route 114 exits headed south. This would be Exit 100 under a mileage based numbering system.

Image of overhead off-ramp sign for MA 114 East exit on I-495 South in Lawrence

The overhead ramp sign for Route 114 East which will take you to North Andover.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 28 exit on I-495 South in Lawrence in August 2018

The 1/2 mile advance overhead for the Route 28 interchange after the Route 114 East exit.

Image of overhead ramp signage for MA 28 exit on I-495 South in Lawrence in August 2018

The overhead at the Route 28 exit ramp, there are two exits for this interchange in the other direction.

Image of 2-mile advance overhead sign for I-93 exit on I-495 South in Andover

The 2-Miles advance overhead sign for I-93, with a South I-495 reassurance marker below.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for I-93 exit on I-495 South in Andover in August 2018

The 1-Mile Advance.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for I-93 North exit on I-495 South in Andover in August 2018

The 1/2 mile advance overhead for the I-93 North exit. Construction barrels for a bridge construction project going on at the time.

Image of overhead signage at I-93 interchange on I-495 South in Andover

The overhead signage approaching the interchange.

Image of overhead off-ramp sign for I-93 North exit on I-495 South in Andover in August 2018

The I-93 South exit overhead sign.

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