Exit Renumbering in Rhode Island, 2022
started along I-95 South just across the Massachusetts border on the
night of August 28, 2022. The contractor will renumber 2-3 exits per
night in one direction, then switch the same exits the other direction
the next night before moving on. This page will post photos of the
progress of this project throughout August and September. The photos
will document the change by old exit number heading north to south.
Contractors had changed exit numbers as far south as the RI 10 South/US
6 West exit as of September 15.
Photos (Taken 9/18/22)*
Old Exit 30
All but the gore
sign for this exit are in Massachusetts. Here are photos of changes to
the exit sign in Massachusetts made on 8/28:
exit sign is just on the Massachusetts side of the border. This was put
up earlier in August with the old sequential number. The Old Exit 30
sign was placed here because the advance signs for this exit have not
been placed yet under the I-95 sign replacement project currently going
on in Massachusetts.
gore sign just over the Massachusetts side of the border. The Old Exit
30 sign placed below, though a little wider than the Exit 43 sign.
Turning around and heading northbound....
*The renumbered 1
mile advance for the East Street exit in this direction shares space
with the US 1 exit sign.
*The East Street
exit sign has the Old Exit 30 sign on the gantry.
Old EXIT 29
The 1 Mile
advance for the US 1 to RI 114 exit is also in Massachusetts. This sign
was also put up earlier in August with the old sequential number.
The 1/2 Mile
advance for the US 1 to RI 114 exit across the border. Rhode Island puts
the Old Exit sign above the exit tab, instead of on the support like
exit sign US 1 to RI 114 shares a bridge mount with the 1 mile advance
for the next US 1 (and RI 15) exit.
renumbered gore sign for the US 1 to RI 114 exit does not include
*The 1/2 Mile
advance for just the US 1 exit in this direction, the Old Exit 29 sign
on the gantry arm.
gore sign for the US 1 exit.
*The new number
exit tabs are ground mounted instead of being placed on top of the
signs, there were no A and B ramps for Exit 29.
Old EXIT 28 (NB)
*The 1/2 mile
advance for the renumbered RI 114, School Street exit, northbound only.
*The RI 114,
School Street exit sign, Old Exit 28 sign on gantry arm.
Old EXIT 27
1/2 Mile advance sign for the US 1/RI 15 exit is also a bridge mounted
exit and gore signs for the US 1/RI 15 exit, both with yellow Old Exit
27 (Exit 28 is NB only) signs. Turning around and heading north...
the Downtown Pawtucket exit is now 41A, here's the 1/2 mile advance
prior to one of the interstate curves.
Pawtucket exit sign has a ground mounted Old Exit 27 sign, probably due
to the bridge mounting.
*The gore sign
with the Old (Exit) 27 sign below.
Old EXIT 26 (NB)
*The exit sign
with no Old Exit 26 sign.
gore sign headed north.
Old EXIT 25
*The renumbered 1
mile bridge mounted advance sign with any Old Exit sign at present
1/2 mile advance sign also without any Old Exit sign paralleling the
electrified railroad tracks.
exit sign finally has an Old Exit 26 sign at present headed south.
gore sign and its Old (Exit) 25 sign below, there appears to be enough
room for 'Exit.' Turning around...
*The 3/4 Mile
advance heading north does not feature an Old Exit 25 sign.
*The exit sign
does have an Old Exit 25 sign, which should include A and B, see ramp
*The gore sign
also features an Old Exit 25 sign.
*The yellow tabs
on the top of the ramp feature Old Exit 25A and 25B signs.
*The RI 126 exit
sign also features and Old Exit 25B yellow tab.
Old EXIT 24
1/2 Mile advance for the Branch Avenue exit headed south as one is
Branch Avenue exit sign with separate ground mounted Old Exit 24 sign
below. Heading north...
exit sign for Branch Avenue headed north with a support post mounted Old
Exit 24 sign.
Old EXIT 23
1/2 mile advance sign for the To RI 146 North/Charles Street exit
southbound. Hopefully they'll remember to renumber the T.F. Green
Airport sign when that exit is renumbered.
auxiliary sign for the To RI 146 North/Charles Street exit. The two
numbers don't quite line up.
exit sign for the To RI 146 North/Charles Street exit. The Old Exit 23
sign is mounted separately.
gore sign for the To RI 146/Charles Street exit. Turning around and
*The exit in this
direction is for RI 146 and US 44, an interchange currently under
construction, here's the first advance sign.
*A closer look at
the sign, currently next to a construction crane.
signage at the temporary gore for this exit.
*The exit ramp
signage for RI 146 is old and currently unnumbered while that for now To
US 44, has a number.
Old EXITS 22 A-C
combination advance cantilever shows that the exit renumbering stopped
at the US 6/RI 10 and downtown exits when the photo was taken.
renumbered auxiliary sign for the Downtown Providence and Providence
1/2 mile advance, no Old Exit sign present in either advance signs.
1/2 Mile advance features an APL (Arrow-per-Lane) sign.
renumbered APL (Arrow-per-Lane) approaching the exit.
*There is another
APL on the exit ramp, notice the number had not been changed for the
next Atwells Avenue exit. This would change later that night, here's a
traffic camera image of the sign from Monday, September 19:
and heading north the same day:
the renumbered 1/2 Mile advance sign share a gantry with an I-95 pull
through sign and Broadway exit sign.
the renumbered bridge mounted advance sign ahead of the Broadway exit.
These older signs awaiting replacement after the construction project is
completed? Interesting font on the Broadway sign.
renumbered advance with orange signs indicating construction related
lane shift ahead.
overhead signs along the exit ramp, with Providence Place in the
A few more exit
ramp signage photos, courtesy of Joseph Bong:
for Downtown and US 6 West/RI 10 exits on I-95 North with new milepost
Overhead sign for
the downtown/US 6 West and RI 10 and Providence Place exits with new
numbers behind Atwell Avenue sign with old exit number.
Overhead signs on
I-95 North with new exit numbers for US 6 West/RI 10 and Broadway exits,
but not for Point Street, Future Exit 36B.
Old EXIT 21
3/4 mile advance sign for the Broadway exit, like the others, shares a
gantry with signs for the US 6 West/RI 10 exit as well as for Point
Old EXIT 20
this is the exit for Point Street, the 1/2 mile advance has the Old Exit
sign on the cantilever gantry.
*The gore sign
for the Point Street exit, the Old (Exit) 20 sign below and a mile
marker confirming its the correct number.
Old EXIT 19
this exit is for I-195/US 6 East, this is the renumbered 2 miles advance
*The 1 mile
advance sign. At the time the photos were taken the Thurbers Avenue exit
had not been renumbered and one alternated between signs for Exit 36A
and Exit 18.
1/2 mile advance, though without any indication of distance.
*The exit sign,
notice the Old Exit 19 sign is on the gantry, not above the exit tab
like the other signs.
camera image shows the new exit number (36A) assigned to the I-195/US 6
East exit the morning after it was changed.
August 29, 2022. Last Updated: September 21, 2022.