I-84 shield (big) from wikimedia I-84 in MA Exit List

7.4 Miles, from Holland on CT Border to I-90 Mass Pike in Sturbridge

Image of overhead signage at ramp for To MA 131 exit with new milepost based exit numbers on I-84 East in Sturbridge, April 2021

Exit Renumbering Completed on March 2, 2021

Interchange

Milepost

New Exit Number

Old Exit Number

Mashapaug Rd - Southbridge

3.3

3

1

 To MA 131 shield from wikimedia - Sturbridge, Southbridge

5.1

5

2

 US 20 shield from mediawiki East - Worcester, Charlton

6.6

6A

3A

 US 20 shield from mediawiki West - Palmer, Brimfield

6.9

6B

3B

 I-90 shield image from wikimedia Mass Pike - Boston, Albany (EB)

7.7

-- (8)*

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This exit list contains both the new milepost based exit number and the old exit number after MassDOT converted I-84 to the Geographic Reference or Milepost Exit Numbering system in early March 2021. MassDOT started converting exit numbers in October 2020 and by the spring of 2021 plans to renumber exits on routes in the western and central parts of the state. This project was first planned for 2016, but eventually postponed.

* The interchange with the Mass Pike does not currently get an exit number, however, with the removal of the toll booths in 2016, the exit will just be like other exits at the end of an interstate, such as I-295 and I-93, which do have them. Therefore, I am suggesting this exit be numbered as 4 under the current system and 8 if milepost based (the ramps could be numbered 8A Westbound and 8B Eastbound). When this was posed as a comment to MassDOT after their exit renumbering announcement, they said they have no current plans to add exit numbers, mentioning the additional weight of exit tabs might compromise wind load design limits on the existing signs. However, there are other similar signs in the state with exit tabs, and there has never been any apparent wind related incidents with them. Also, the signs at the ramp split still have not been replaced as of the end of 2019, couldn't tabs be added to those, or to those or their support posts?

Check out Photos of Renumbered Exits at New England Exit Renumbering Central.

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