I-95 Exit Renumbering in Rhode Island, 2022

Exit renumbering 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.

Latest 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:

Image of overhead ramp sign for Roosevelt Avenue exit on I-95 South in Attleboro MA with new milepost 
      based exit number and yellow Old Exit 30 advisory sign below, August 2022

The renumbered 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.

Image of gore sign for Roosevelt Avenue exit on I-95 South in Attleboro MA with new milepost based exit number
      and yellow Old Exit 30 sign below, August 2022

The renumbered 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....

Image of 1 mile advance bridge mounted sign for East Street exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 North in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The renumbered 1 mile advance for the East Street exit in this direction shares space with the US 1 exit sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for East Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 30 sign on I-95 North in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The East Street exit sign has the Old Exit 30 sign on the gantry.

Old EXIT 29

Image of recently placed 1 mile advance overhead sign for US 1 to RI 114 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 South in Attleboro, MA, August 2022

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.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for US 1 to RI 114 exit with new milepost based exit number and 
                                          yellow Old Exit 29 sign placed above the exit tab on I-95 South in Pawtucket, August 2022

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 Massachusetts.

Image of overhead signsge for US 1/RI 15 and US 1 to RI 114 exits with new milepost based exit number 
        on I-95 South in Pawtucket, August 2022

The renumbered 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.

Image of gore sign US 1/RI 15 and US 1 to RI 114 exits with new milepost based exit number with yellow Old 
       Exit 29 sign below on I-95 South in Pawtucket, August 2022

The narrow renumbered gore sign for the US 1 to RI 114 exit does not include 'Exit'.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for US 1 Broadway exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 29 sign on gantry arm on I-95 North in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The 1/2 Mile advance for just the US 1 exit in this direction, the Old Exit 29 sign on the gantry arm.

Image of gore sign for US 1 Broadway exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 29 sign below on I-95 North in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The smallish gore sign for the US 1 exit.

Image of ground mounted Old Exit 29 sign for US 1 Broadway exit on I-95 North in Pawtucket, September 2022

*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)

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 114 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 28 sign on gantry arm, September 2022

*The 1/2 mile advance for the renumbered RI 114, School Street exit, northbound only.

Image of overhead ramp sign for RI 114 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 28 sign on gantry arm, September 2022

*The RI 114, School Street exit sign, Old Exit 28 sign on gantry arm.

Old EXIT 27

Image of bridge mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for US 1/RI 15 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 South in Pawtucket, August 2022

The renumbered 1/2 Mile advance sign for the US 1/RI 15 exit is also a bridge mounted version.

Image of overhead ramp and gore signs for US 1/RI 15 exit with new milepost based exit number 
      and yellow Old Exit 27 signs on I-95 South in Pawtucket, August 2022

The renumbered 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...

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Downtown Pawtucket exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 North, September 2022

*Heading north the Downtown Pawtucket exit is now 41A, here's the 1/2 mile advance prior to one of the interstate curves.

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Downtown Pawtucket exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 North, September 2022

*The Downtown Pawtucket exit sign has a ground mounted Old Exit 27 sign, probably due to the bridge mounting.

Image of gore sign for Downtown Pawtucket exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 North and yellow Old Exit 27 sign below, September 2022

*The gore sign with the Old (Exit) 27 sign below.

Old EXIT 26 (NB)

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Downtown Pawtucket exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 North and yellow Old Exit 27 sign below, September 2022

*The exit sign with no Old Exit 26 sign.

Bridge mounted 1 mile advance for US 1 RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 South in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The renumbered gore sign headed north.

Old EXIT 25

Bridge mounted 1 mile advance for US 1/RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 South in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The renumbered 1 mile bridge mounted advance sign with any Old Exit sign at present headed south.

Overhead 1/2 mile advance for US 1/RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 South in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The renumbered 1/2 mile advance sign also without any Old Exit sign paralleling the electrified railroad tracks.

Overhead ramp sign for US 1 RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and Old Exit 25 sign on support on I-95 South in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The renumbered exit sign finally has an Old Exit 26 sign at present headed south.

Gore sign for US 1 RI 126 exit with new milepost based exit number and Old Exit 25 sign below on I-95 South in Pawtucket, September 2022

*The renumbered gore sign and its Old (Exit) 25 sign below, there appears to be enough room for 'Exit.' Turning around...

Image of bridge mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for US 1/RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The 3/4 Mile advance heading north does not feature an Old Exit 25 sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 1/RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and Old Exit 25 tab on top
        on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The exit sign does have an Old Exit 25 sign, which should include A and B, see ramp photo below.

Image of gore sign for US 1/RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 25 sign below on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The gore sign also features an Old Exit 25 sign.

Image of overhead ramp signs for US 1/RI 126 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 25A and 25B tabs on top on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The yellow tabs on the top of the ramp feature Old Exit 25A and 25B signs.

Image of overhead ramp sign for RI 126 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 25B tab on top on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The RI 126 exit sign also features and Old Exit 25B yellow tab.

Old EXIT 24

Image of bridge mounted 1 mile advance overhead sign for Branch Avenue exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered 1/2 Mile advance for the Branch Avenue exit headed south as one is entering Providence.

Image of overhead rampsign for Avenue exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 24 sign on support post on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered Branch Avenue exit sign with separate ground mounted Old Exit 24 sign below. Heading north...

Image of bridge mounted overhead ramp sign for Branch Avenue exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered exit sign for Branch Avenue headed north with a support post mounted Old Exit 24 sign.

Old EXIT 23

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Charles Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 23 sign on support arm, September 2022 e

*The renumbered 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.

Image of auxiliary sign for Charles Street exit with new milepost based exit number on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022 e

*A renumbered auxiliary sign for the To RI 146 North/Charles Street exit. The two numbers don't quite line up.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Charles Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 23 sign on support arm, September 2022 e

*The renumbered exit sign for the To RI 146 North/Charles Street exit. The Old Exit 23 sign is mounted separately.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for US 6 West/RI 10 and downtown exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered gore sign for the To RI 146/Charles Street exit. Turning around and heading north...

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for RI 146 / US 44 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 23 sign on gantry arm on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The exit in this direction is for RI 146 and US 44, an interchange currently under construction, here's the first advance sign.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for RI 146 / US 44 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 23 sign on gantry arm on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*A closer look at the sign, currently next to a construction crane.

Image of overhead ramp sign for RI 146 / US 44 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 23 sign on gantry arm on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered signage at the temporary gore for this exit.

Image of overhead ramp signage for RI 146 / US 44 exits with new milepost based exit number on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*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

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for US 6 West/RI 10 and Downtown exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

The two-sign combination advance cantilever shows that the exit renumbering stopped at the US 6/RI 10 and downtown exits when the photo was taken.

Image of overhead auxiliary sign for US 6 West/RI 10 and Providence Place exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*The overhead renumbered auxiliary sign for the Downtown Providence and Providence Place exits.

Image of advance ramp sign for US 6 West/RI 10 and Downtown exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered 1/2 mile advance, no Old Exit sign present in either advance signs.

Image of 1/2 mile advance arrow-per-lane sign for US 6 West/RI 10 exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 22 A-C tab on top on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered 1/2 Mile advance features an APL (Arrow-per-Lane) sign.

Image of 1/4 mile advance arrow-per-lane sign for US 6 West/RI 10 exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 22 A-C tab on top on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*The next renumbered APL (Arrow-per-Lane) approaching the exit.

Image of off-ramp arrow-per-lane sign for US 6 West/RI 10 exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exit 22 A-C tab on top on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

*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:

Traffic camera image showing new exit number for Atwells Avenue exit on I-95 South in Providence, September 2022

Turning around and heading north the same day:

Image of overhead signage at ramp for Broadway exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old exit number tab on gantry on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*Heading north the renumbered 1/2 Mile advance sign share a gantry with an I-95 pull through sign and Broadway exit sign.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for US 6 West/RI 10 and Downtown exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*Further north 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.

Image of overhead signage for US 6 West/RI 10, Downtown exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*Another renumbered advance with orange signs indicating construction related lane shift ahead.

Image of overhead signage on exit ramp for US 6 West/RI 10 and Downtown exits with new milepost based exit numbers seen from I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*Renumbered overhead signs along the exit ramp, with Providence Place in the background.

A few more exit ramp signage photos, courtesy of Joseph Bong:

Image of overhead signs for Downtown and US 6 West/RI 10 exits with new milepost based exit numbers,
                                         by Joseph Bong, September 2022

Overhead signs for Downtown and US 6 West/RI 10 exits on I-95 North with new milepost numbers.

Image of overhead signs for Downtown, US 6 West/RI 10 and Providence Place exits with new milepost based exit numbers,
                                         by Joseph Bong, September 2022

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.

Image of overhead signs for US 6 West/RI 10 exits with new milepost based exit numbers,
                                         by Joseph Bong, September 2022

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

Image of overhead signage at ramp for Point Street exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exits signs above exit tab on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered 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 Street.

Old EXIT 20

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Point Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 20 sign on gantry arm on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*Heading north this is the exit for Point Street, the 1/2 mile advance has the Old Exit sign on the cantilever gantry.

Image of gore sign for Point Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 20 sign below on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*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

Image of 2 miles advance overhead sign for I-195/US 6 East exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 19 sign on top of exit tab on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*Heading north this exit is for I-195/US 6 East, this is the renumbered 2 miles advance sign.

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for I-195/US 6 East exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 19 sign on top of exit tab on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*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.

Image of 2 miles advance overhead sign for I-195/US 6 East exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 19 sign on top of exit tab on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The renumbered 1/2 mile advance, though without any indication of distance.

Image of 2 miles advance overhead sign for I-195/US 6 East exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 19 sign on top of exit tab on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

*The exit sign, notice the Old Exit 19 sign is on the gantry, not above the exit tab like the other signs.

RIDOT traffic camera image of new exit number for I-195/US 6 East exit on I-95 North in Providence, September 2022

This traffic camera image shows the new exit number (36A) assigned to the I-195/US 6 East exit the morning after it was changed.

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Site created: August 29, 2022. Last Updated: September 21, 2022.