New England Exit Renumbering Central

Exit Renumbering Projects in New England (Updated 1/13/21)

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Massachusetts announced on November 18, 2019 that it will start converting its exits to a milepost-based system in the late summer of 2020, moved to mid-October in September 2020, work started on October 18. A project that was to start in 2016 but was postponed. Other New England states in the meantime have continued to move forward, or will be in the near future, the exception being Maine which converted in 2004. This site aims to summarize information, by state, on progress made in exit renumbering:

Connecticut

In Connecticut the move will be gradual, possible taking more than a decade. Exit numbers will be changed only after new exit signs are up along an entire stretch of roadway. So far, only I-395 and CT 2A have received numbers as part of a sign replacement contract in 2015 and 2016. The next route to receive numbers was to be CT 8 but the final sign replacement contract let in September 2018 still had sequential numbers. A ConnDOT official was sent an e-mail by a member of the AARoads Forum. His response was that the CT 8/25 renumbering will be put off to around 2022. In July 2020 ConnDOT announced an upcoming November 18, 2020 advertised contract to replace most of the aluminum sheet based regulatory, mile marker and route signing on the state's limited access highways. Several routes, such as CT 2 and 9 and I-691 were not included, implying those signs will be updated by a separate contract in the near future.

CT 9, along with CT 72, in fact is the next route to be renumbered. Projects advertised on August 7, 2019 included all of CT 72 and CT 9 North of Middletown. Since signs along the entire length of CT 9 were not to be replaced, that route's exit numbers did not change. Number changes would have to wait for the remaining CT 9 contract which was advertised on August 12, 2020 (see below). CT 72 exit numbers will be changed, increasing east to west from New Britain (opposite of current sequential numbering). Here is the plan for the new exit sign and number for the I-84 East exit, which will be Exit 3:

Image of ConnDOT sign plan for CT 72 exits signs at I-84

Here are a couple other sign plans at the eastern (southern) and western (northern end):

Image of ConnDOT sign plan for exits 1A and 1B on CT 72 East in New BritainImage of ConnDOT sign plan for CT 177 exit on CT 72 West in Bristol 

The contract for the remaining signs on CT 9 was advertised on August 12, 2020. This contract will include exit renumbering along the entire length of CT 9 (along with new signs on parts of CT 17 and a new number for the CT 17 exit at CT 9, and CT 82). The contract was let in November with work starting on December 7, the majority of the work to begin in 2021. Here are some of the plans for CT 9 under the new contract. First, where only the exit number tabs will be replaced with the new numbers on signs already installed under the first CT 9 contract:

ConnDOT plan for new exit number tab on existing 1/2 mile advance sign for East CT 66/North 17 exit on CT 9 in MiddletownConnDOT plan for new exit number tab for CT 99 exit sign on CT 9 in Rocky Hill

ConnDOT plan for 1/2 mile advance sign for CT 372 exit on CT 9 in CromwellConnDOT sign plan with new exit number tabs for I-91 exit on CT 9

ConnDOT plans for new number exit tabs for existing US 5/CT 15 and CT 372 exits on CT 9 in East Berlin ConnDOT plan images of new exit number tabs for existing signs for CT 71 and CT 372 exits


  ConnDOT sign plan for new exit tabs for CT 72 and New Britain exits

  ConnDOT plan for 1-mile advance sign for To CT 175 exit on CT 9 in Newington  ConnDOT sign plan for new exit number tab for existing 3/4 mile advance sign for CT 71 exit on CT 9 in Corbin's Corner

According to the plans, the I-84 exits will not receive an exit number. The contract will replace all exit signage south of Middletown and renumber the exits. Here are some plans for this part of the project, the I-95 exit also no longer received a number in the plans so the CT 154 now will be Exit 1, Exit 3 will retain the same number:

ConnDOT sign plan for new 1-mile advance sign for CT 154 on CT 9 South in Old SaybrookConnDOT sign plan for 1-Mile advance for CT 154 exit on CT 9 in Centerbrook

ConnDOT plan for 1/2 mile advance sign for CT 80 exit with new exit number on CT 9 in Deep River  ConnDOT plan for 1/2 mile advance sign for CT 148 exit with new exit number on CT 9 in Chester
ConnDOT plan for 1-mile advance sign for CT 82 exit on CT 9 in Haddam     ConnDOT plan for new 1-mile advance sign with new exit number for Beaver Meadow Rd exit on CT 9 in Shalerville ConnDOT plan for 1-mile advance sign for CT 81 exit on CT 9 in KillingworthConnDOT plan for 1/2 mile advance sign for CT 154 South exit on CT 9 in Haddam Neck

     ConnDOT plan for 1-mile advance sign for CT 155 exit on CT 9 in Durham    ConnDOT plan for 1-mile advance sign for Bow Lane exit with new number on CT 9 in Middletown      ConnDOT plan for 1/2 mile advance and exit signs for Silver Street and CT 17 South exits on CT 9 South in Middletown


ConnDOT plans for 1/2 mile advance and exit signs with new numbers for CT 9 exits in Middletown

On December 7, 2020 a news article stated the sign replacement work with exit renumbering was beginning that day on CT 9, along with CT 17 and CT 82. The new exit number lists in the article had some changes from the numbers in the plans cited above. In the new list both I-95 and I-84 are to receive exit numbers. The CT 9 South signs for the I-95 exits will be numbered 1A and 1B with the CT 154 South exit now to be renumbered 1C. The I-84 exits now numbered 31 and 32 will be renumbered 40A and 40B. The exit number for CT 175/Ella Grasso Blvd. was changed from 37 to 38. Work on the contract is to be completed by 2022.1

On August 21, 2020 ConnDOT issued a press release regarding its next round of sign replacements and exit renumbering that will occur in 2022 involving CT 2, CT 3, and CT 11. The new exit number lists provided in the press release indicated that CT 11 will be renumbered based on completion of that highway to I-95, a project that has been proposed and fought for years, with no sign of eventual construction.

As far as renumbering the rest of Connecticut's highways, according to a memo from the Principal Transportation Engineer/ Planner of the Capital Region Council of Governments on September 13, 2019 ConnDOT plans to take until 2032 to convert all the state's exit numbers. After CT 72, CT 9 will be renumbered starting in 2021, I-691 would be next in 2022 or 2023 (the press release above made no mention of I-691 for 2022), next would be CT 2 in 2023 or 2024, then CT 8/25 later in 2024. After that the current plan is for I-291 and  I-384 in 2026, I-91 in 2027, I-84 in 2028 and I-95 in 2029, the last scheduled would be CT 20 in 2032. There was no mention of  CT 15/Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways, either an oversight or there is no plan to renumber that route.2 Images of the I-295 exit number conversion are below.

Massachusetts

MassDOT let 3 contracts for Exit Renumbering in July and August 2020. The contracts are for Districts 1-3 (610646) along with I-495 and MA 2, therefore most of western and central Mass., Districts 4-6 (610699), the rest of the routes in eastern and southeastern sections, and a separate one for the Massachusetts Turnpike (610700). The winning bids were announced June 23 (second), July 7 (first), and July 21 (third). The second contract got its Notice to Proceed on July 23, the third on August 24, no information yet about the first as of mid-September. MassDOT announced on September 10 that the project would start on the second contract routes in mid-October after a virtual public meeting on September 24. The first highway to be renumbered was MA Route 140 starting on October 18, then I-195 on October 25 and then, after a two-week hiatus, MA Route 25 on November 24, then MA 3 on the morning of December 14, with US 6 on the Cape to start the evening of December 14 (see photos below). Work to renumber exits on I-295 took place on January 4-5, while the next night work started on MA 24, when that work is completed, contractors will move to US 3. MassDOT announced a second public meeting to discuss the first and Mass Pike contracts on December 1 where they stated work on the third (Mass Pike) contract would begin on December 13. The work started at Weston and moved westward to the NY border before turning around eastward. Work was completed back to the Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit and for the I-93 exit as of January 9. Work also was completed heading west back to I-95 in Weston. Work remains to renumber the Prudential Center, South Boston and Logan Airport exits eastbound presumably the week of January 10. Work on the first contract will start last, after the work on the Mass Pike is completed, probably because the same contractor is responsible for both. For a full description of MassDOT's project, go to my Mass. Interstates Exit List website.

New Hampshire

A November 20, 2019 report by WMUR indicated the NH Department of Transportation has endorsed revising the state's exit numbers to a mile based system. The project would be part of the state's next 10-year transportation plan which could be considered by the state's Executive council in late November. If endorsed there, the plan would go to the state legislature where it could take up to a year to work its way to approval. A week later, New Hampshire Governor Sununu expressed opposition to the proposal stating "Exit numbers are a point of pride for some of us in NH - and we shouldn't let Washington bureaucrats threaten to take that away!3 However, a later news report indicated that despite the governor's insistence, the state's Executive Council, which actually has control over the state's highway plan, has included a renumbering project in its new Draft 10-year Highway plan. According to the document, preliminary engineering will take place in 2022 with the project started in 2023.4

Rhode Island

RIDOT announced in the Fall of 2017 that the state planned to change all it's highway exit numbers to a mile-based system by 2020.

On August 16, 2019, the third renumbering project was awarded, for I-95 and the rest of the routes to be numbered: I-195, RI 24, RI 37.5 The original contract called for work to be completed between December 20, 2019 and February 28, 2020, but the winning bidder, Liddell Bros. complained this was too short a period for construction, because the contract included manufacturing and putting up 6 new cantilever supports and 1 cross highway overhead support, so the contract was amended to extend the deadline and apparently split the work so that the major piece of renumbering, I-95 would occur later. On November 27, 2019, RIDOT announced the first three routes of the final round of exit renumbering would be I-195, RI 10 and RI 37. Work on I-195 was to start on December 2 but snowy weather forced postponement first for a week, then to January 28, 2020. Most of the work was completed by February 9. The exits on RI 10 and RI 37 were renumbered during February (see photos below). The next route to have its exit renumbered was RI 24, work started on that project, which included new exit signs, in March and was completed in June 2020. Interstate 95 will be last, to take place before the end of 2020, the lowest bid for the renumbering contract was by Liddell Bros on June 19, 2020. The project is using Federal Fiscal Year 2021 funding, so it cannot start until at least October 2020. There has been no public announcement of when the project will start as of early December 2020. For a complete list of the new exit numbers, got to the RIDOT Mile-marker Exit Number Project Site.

The first route to have its exit numbers changed was I-295 in late November/early December 2017, an exit number (1) were also put up on RI 99, whose exit previously had no number. RIDOT advertised a second contract for exit renumbering let on September 11, 2018 that was again awarded to Liddell Bros. of Massachusetts for $697,000. On December 4, RI posted what the new numbers will be on RI 4 and RI 78 (and added numbers for RI 403) on their website as part of this second round. The new signs went up by the end of December (RIDOT posted a travelers advisory saying there would be lane closures for sign work along RI 4, 78 and 403 during the day from December 10-14 and 17-21). From the website, here's an example of how the new exit gore sign for the Gano Street/India Street exit on I-195 East will look like (will plan to post photos of actual signs later in December):

RIDOT image of new exit gore sign to be placed at Gano Street exit on I-195 West in Providence due to exit renumbering in Dec. 2019

Photos from the previous exit renumbering projects are below.

Vermont

The Vermont Department of Transportation (VTrans) has approved an amendment to their 2020 TIP to add supplemental tabs to the bottom of existing sequential exit signs listing the "milepoint" exit number for each exit. The FHWA considers this only as an interim measure before full compliance with the mile-based exit requirement. The actual conversion to mileage based exits may not happen until sometime between 2030 and 2035. The current project will take place during the summer of 2020 and be completed by August. In April 2020, a new Vermont Exit Numbers website was set up to explain the new signs to the public. The signs started going up in early June. Here's a photo of one of the new Milepoint Exit signs taken by project engineer Steve Goodwin on I-89:

Image of new Vermont MilePoint Number tab sign at bottom of VT 132 exit sign on I-89 in Sharon, taken by Steve Goodwin, June 2020

And the promotional photo posted by VTrans on their Exit Numbers website:

VDOT image of proposed milepoint exit number tab on existing Exit 24 sign on I-91 in Lyndonville created in Nov. 2019

Exit Renumbering Photos, latest renumbering project first

Massachusetts Exit Renumbering, 2020-2021

Go to I-90 Photos (New 1/17/21)

MA 24 shield image from Wikimedia

Exit renumbering on Route 24 began a day later than advertised, on Wednesday night, January 6 starting at the first southbound exit, Route 139 in Stoughton. Work commenced to renumber the next 3 exits that night and the following. Here are some photos taken on the afternoon of January 8:

Old EXIT 20 A/B

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 139 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 24 South in Canton, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign with the yellow Old Exits 20 B-A sign on the support post, the first Route 24 exit sign to be renumbered.

Image of overhead signs at MA 139 West exit ramp with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Stoughton, January 2021

The signage at the ramp to Route 139 West.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 139 East exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Stoughton, January 2021

The overhead sign at the exit for Route 139 East in Brockton.

Old EXIT 19 A/B

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Central St./Harrison Blvd. exits with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 24 South in Avon, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign with the yellow Old Exits 19 B-A sign on the support post for the Central Street/Harrison Blvd. exits.

Image of overhead signs at ramp to Central Street exit with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and gore sign with new number and yellow old exit number sign below on MA 24 South in Avon, January 2021

The overhead signs with the new numbers plus the gore sign in the distance with the yellow Old Exits 19 B-A sign below at the Central Street exit.

Image of VMS sign along right shoulder approaching the Harrison Blvd. exit alerting traffic to the exit
                                      renumbering project on MA 24 South in Avon, January 2021

The VMS announcing the exit renumbering is not before the Route 139 exit but prior to the Harrison Blvd. exit.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Harrison Blvd. exit with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and gore sign with yellow old exit number sign below on MA 24 South in Canton, January 2021

The overhead exit sign for the Harrison Blvd. exit, in front of a post holding a traffic camera .

Old EXIT 18 A/B

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 27 exits with new milepost based exit numbers 
                                       on MA 24 South in Brocktom, January 2021

The first sign for the MA 27 exit showing a new number is this blue Attractions sign for the northbound exit.

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 27 exits with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign with the yellow Old Exits 18 B-A sign on the support post for the Route 27 exits.

Image of hospital auxiliary sign for MA 27 North exit with new milepost based exit number 
                                       on MA 24 South in Brocktom, January 2021

Had to take a picture of the new number on this sign for the hospital where my doctor is affiliated.

Image of overhead signs for MA 27 exits at ramp to MA 27 North with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and gore sign with yellow old exit number sign below on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

The overhead signs at the MA 27 North exit with the yellow Old Exit 18 B sign below the gore sign in the distance.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 27 South exit with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and gore sign with yellow old exit number sign below on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

The overhead exit sign for the Route 27 South exit.

Old EXIT 17 A/B

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 123 exits with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign with the yellow Old Exits 17 B-A sign on the support post for the Route 123 exits.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 123 exits with new milepost based exit numbers 
                                      on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

The auxiliary sign for colleges located off the Route 123 exits, the overlayed numbers blend in well.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for MA 123 West exit with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and gore sign with yellow old exit number sign below on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

The overhead sign at the Route 123 West exit, and newly numbered gore sign in distance.

Image of overhead sign for MA 123 East exit with new milepost based exit number 
                                      on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

The overhead exit sign for the Route 123 East exits. The gore sign hidden behind cars ahead, so...

Image of gore sign for MA 123 East exit with new milepost based exit number 
                                      and yellow old exit number sign below on MA 24 South in Brockton, January 2021

A closeup of the Exit 31A gore sign and yellow Old Exit 17 A sign below.

Old EXITS 16 A/B

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for MA 106 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exits 16 B-A sign on support post on MA 24 South in West Bridgewater, January 2021

As of January 17, only the southbound signs for this exit had been renumbered, such as the 1 Mile advance above.

Image of overhead signage at ramp for MA 106 West exit with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 24 South in West Bridgewater, January 2021

The southbound signs looking into the sun at the Route 106 West exit.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 106 East exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in West Bridgewater, January 2021

And the sign for the Route 106 East exit.

Old EXIT 15

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for MA 104 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 15 sign on support post on MA 24 South in Bridgewater, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign for Route 104 heading south into the sun, the current 1-Mile sign heading north is right behind a I-495 exit sign, see below.

Image of overhead signage at ramp for MA 104 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 15 sign below on MA 24 South in Bridgewater, January 2021

The exit sign for Route 104 heading south shares the gantry with a I-495 North 1/2 mile advance sign.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 104 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 North in Bridgewater, January 2021

Heading north, the auxiliary sign for Bridgewater State University sports a new number.

Image of 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 104 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 North in Bridgewater, January 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance sign still has not been replaced under the still ongoing sign improvement contract, but has a new number.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 104 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 15 sign below on MA 24 North in Bridgewater, January 2021

The new exit and gore signs with their new numbers.

Old EXITS 14 A/B

Image of 2-Miles advance overhead sign for I-495 exits with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 24 North in Raynham, January 2021

The 2 Miles advance sign heading north, not accompanied by a yellow old exit sign.

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for I-495 exits with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 24 North in Raynham, January 2021

The 1 Mile advance sign also not accompanied by an old exit sign.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for I-495 South exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 North in Raynham, January 2021

No yellow sign for the  1/2 Mile advance sign either, we're running out of signs.

Image of overhead signage at ramp for I-495 South exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with yellow Old Exit 14A sign below on MA 24 North in Bridgewater, January 2021

Signage at the I-495 South exit, the gore sign at least has the yellow Old Exit 14A sign.

Image of 1/4 mile advance overhead sign for I-495 North exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 North in Bridgewater, January 2021

Here's the  1/4 Mile advance sign for I-495 South currently blocking the 1 Mile advance sign, with a new number for the Route 104 exit.

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-495 South exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 14B sign below on MA 24 North in Raynham, January 2021

The exit sign for I-495 sign has not been replaced yet, and has a new exit number with old button copy numerals for I-495.

Image of advance overhead signage for I-495 exits with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Bridgewater, January 2021

Bonus photo of the 2-sign cantilever southbound with its new numbers, and the yellow old exit sign for this direction.

Old EXIT 13 (SB)

Image of 1/2 mile advance temporary ground mounted sign for US 44 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Raynham, January 2021

The temporary 1/2 mile advance sign for US 44 was given the new milepost number, the new signs should go up after the bridge construction project is completed.

Old EXITS 13 B/A (NB)

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for US 44 exits with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exits 13 B-A sign on support post on MA 24 North in Taunton, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign heading north for the 2 ramp exit northbound.

Image of overhead ramp signage at ramp to US 44 East exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with yellow Old Exits 13 B sign below on MA 24 North in Taunton, January 2021

The 2-sign cantilever at the US 44 East exit, the last new sign this direction due to bridge construction.

Image of temporary advance signage for 44 West exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 North in Taunton, January 2021

The temporary sign for the US 44 West exit with its new number, and confirmatory mile marker before.

Image of gore sign for 44 West exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 North in Taunton, January 2021

A closeup of the US 44 West exit gore sign.

Old EXIT 12 (SB)

Image of 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 140 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Taunton, January 2021

The 1/2 mile advance sign with Exit Only tab and new exit number.

Old EXITS 12 B-A (NB)

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for MA 140 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exits 12 B-A sign on support post on MA 24 North in Taunton, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance heading north with the Old Exits 12 B-A sign.

Image of overhead signage at ramp for MA 140 South exit with new milepost based exit numbers gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exits 12 B sign below on MA 24 North in Taunton, January 2021

Signage at the Route 140 South ramp, where two routes with new exit numbers meet.

Image of overhead rampsign for MA 140 North exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow Old Exits 12 A sign below on MA 24 North in Taunton, January 2021

The exit and gore signs for the Route 140 North exit.

Old EXIT 11

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for Padelford Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 11 sign on support post on MA 24 North in Berkley, January 2021

The 1 Mile advance sign headed north for the Padelford Street exit in Berkley.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Padelford Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Berkley, January 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance sign headed south for new Exit 16. Didn't get a good photo of the exit signs.

Old EXIT 10

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for North Main Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 10 sign on support post on MA 24 North in Berkley, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance for the North Main Street, Dighton exit.

Image of auxiliary sign for North Main Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 North in Berkley, January 2021

The blue Attractions sign for Dighton Rock has been updated with the new lucky exit number.

Image of overhead ramp sign for North Main Street exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 10 sign below on MA 24 North in Berkley, January 2021

The overhead exit sign before the North Main Street bridge.

Image of 1/2 Mile advance sign for North Main Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Berkley, January 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance sign headed into the sun on Route 24 south.

Old EXIT 9

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for MA 79 North exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 9 sign on support post on MA 24 North in Freetown, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 79 North exit headed north.

Image of overhead ramp signage at MA 79 North exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with yellow Old Exit 9 sign below on MA 24 North in Freetown, January 2021

The signage at the split of Route 24 with Route 79 North, and new 2-digit gore sign behind.

Image of 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for MA 79 North exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Freetown, January 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance headed south into Freetown.

Old Exit 8B

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Innovation Way exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 8B sign on support post on MA 24 North in Freetown, January 2021

The 1/2 mile advance for the Innovation Way northbound has the Old Exit 8 B sign, due to the 1-Mile advance sharing a gantry at the Exit 8 off-ramp, see below.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Innovation Way exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 8B sign below on MA 24 North in Freetown, January 2021

The exit sign northbound with the new exit number without a letter needed anymore.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Innovation Way exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 8B sign below on MA 24 South in Freetown, January 2021

The exit sign southbound, the left side of the gantry had a 1 1/2 mile advance sign for the next exit, Airport Road / North Main Street, but that has been taken down.

Old EXIT 8A

Image of gantry with 1/2 mile advance sign for Airport Road/North Main Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Fall River, January 2021

The renumbered 1/2 mile advance sign, these signs have not been replaced, and all that was done was remove the A from the exit tab. This exit was 8 before the Innovation Way exit was built. The 1-Mile advance sign for the Route 79 exit maintains its existing number, as do all the rest of the exits along Route 24 to the Rhode Island border.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Airport Road/North Main Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 24 South in Fall River, January 2021

The signs at the exit are new, and instead of removing the A, an overlay, hard to see, was placed over it to change the exit number. The gore sign was revised the same way.

Image of overhead signage at Airport Road/North Main Street exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 8A sign below on MA 24 North in Fall River, January 2021

The overhead signage northbound at the Airport Road/North Main Street exit, here it appears the A, at least on the gore sign, was simply removed to change the exit number.

More to come...

I-295 medium shield image from wikimedia

Renumbering work started and finished on the night and morning of January 4-5. Photos taken by Peter J. Wiggins on January 9:

Image of overhead signs at ramp for US 1 North exit with new milepost based exit number on I-295 South in Attleboro, by Peter J. Wiggins, January 2021

Signage at the first exit ramp for US 1 North on I-295 South.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for US 1 South exit with new milepost based exit number on I-295 South in Attleboro, by Peter J. Wiggins, January 2021

Signage at the second exit ramp for US 1 South on I-295 South.

More to come...

US 6 shield image from Wikimedia

Exit renumbering on the Mid-Cape Highway portion of US 6 started on December 14 and was completed the morning of December 24. The photos below run, mostly, along US 6 East from Bourne to Orleans, by old exit number:

Old EXIT 1C

The signage for the Route 6A exit actually begins at the end of Route 3 South:

Image of 1 3/4 miles advance overhead sign with new milepost based exit number for MA 6A exit on MA 3 South in Bourne, December 2020

This is the second advance sign, the first is at 2 1/2 miles before the MA 3A exit, the exit tab has been altered to place the first US 6 exit number, 55 to the exit tab. In my opinion this complicates things, they should have just removed the reference to Exit 1C.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead signs for US 6 exits with milepost based exit number placed for MA 6A exit at end of MA 3 South in Bourne, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance signs, the need to place a 55 in the former spot of exit 1C crowds the exit tab of the left sign, again would have been simpler just to remove the 1C reference.

Image of 3/4 mile advance sign for MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign on right support post on US 6 East in Bourne, December 2020

The 3/4 mile advance sign where MA 3 South ends at US 6, notice the yellow Old Exit 1C sign on the right, this will be the last one of that color.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign on right support post on US 6 East in Bourne, December 2020

The overhead signs at Route 6A exit, notice the former Exit 1B reference has been removed from the left sign and the Old Exit 1C sign on the right is now green. Apparently yellow signs on Cape Cod are not in character for the tourist destination.

Image of gore sign for MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number and  green old exit sign below on US 6 East in Bourne, December 2020

The gore sign at the Route 6A exit, by the blinking yellow light, the green Old Exit 1C sign is much larger than others on the route.

A quick look at the westbound signage:

Image of 2 miles advance overead sign for MA 3 and MA 6A exits with new milepost based exit number on US 6 West in Bourne, December 2020

The 2 Miles advance sign for both Routes 6A and 3, only the exit for 6A has been renumbered although all were previously exits off of US 6.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 3 and MA 6A exits with new milepost based exit number on US 6 West in Bourne, December 2020

This auxiliary sign for both Routes 3 and US 6, hints at a problem with the upcoming exit for US 6, no change in exit tabs implying that it is now an exit off of Route 3.

Image of advance overead sign for MA 3 and MA 6A exits with new milepost based exit number for MA 6A on US 6 West in Bourne, December 2020

The 1 Miles advance sign for both Routes 3 and US, the Exit 1A is for Scusset Beach Road, if truly an exit off of Route 3, the US 6 sign should be Exits 1 A-B and the tab removed from the Route 3 North sign. This continues across the bridge, for those signs, see the Route 3 section below.

Image of 1/4 mile advavnce overhead sign for MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign on support post on US 6 West in Bourne, December 2020

The 1/4 Mile advance sign for the Route 6A exit has the green Old Exit 1C sign, partially hidden by foliage.

Image of gore sign for MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign below (obstructed by flashing light) on US 6 West in Bourne, December 2020

The gore sign for the Route 6A exit with the green Old Exit 1C sign, partially hidden by the flashing light, Sagamore bridge beyond.

Old EXIT 2

Image of 1 mile advance sign for MA 130 exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign placed in front on US 6 East in Sandwich, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign for Route 130, notice the Old Exit 2 sign us on a separate set of posts in front of the bigger sign.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 130 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Sandwich, December 2020

The auxiliary green and brown sign for the Route 130 exit, the plans for this sign were provided by MassDOT during the US 6 exit replacement project of 2018-2019 to show how signs were being designed to hold a future milepost based number.

Image of ground mounted sign for MA 130 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with green old exit number sign below on US 6 East in Sandwich, December 2020

The exit sign for Route 130, renumbered gore sign in the distance.

Old EXIT 3

Image of 1-mile advance sign for Quaker Meeting House Road exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign on left support post on US 6 East in Sandwich, December 2020

The 1 Mile advance for Quaker Meeting House Road, this time the Old Exit 3 sign is on the left support post, this photo not brought to you by Chick-fil-a.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Quaker Meeting House Road exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with green old exit number below on US 6 East in Sandwich, December 2020

The signage at the ramp with the new numbered gore sign in the distance.

Old EXIT 4

Image of 1-mile advance sign for Chase Road exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign on separate supports in front on US 6 East in Sandwich, December 2020

Here the Old Exit 4 sign is in front of the 1 Mile advance sign.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Chase Road exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign below on US 6 East in Sandwich, December 2020

The new numbers look well placed within the exit tab and the gore sign in the distance.

Old EXIT 5

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for MA 149 exit with new milepost based exit number and separate old exit sign in front on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

For the Route 149 exit, again the old exit sign is on a separate post in front of the larger sign.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for MA 149 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

For the exit sign for Route 149 is quite distant from the ramp in its location.

Image of gore sign for MA 149 exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign below on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

A closeup of the gore sign, the Old Exit 5 sign partially hidden by the reflector sign.

Old EXIT 6

Image of blue services sign for MA 132 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

The first sign for the Route 132 exit is this combined Park and Ride guide and blue general services sign with its large new milepost based number, was this number meant for the exit sign? See below.

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for MA 132 exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign on left support post on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

The 1 Mile advance sign for Route 132 has the Old Exit 4 sign back on the left support.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 132 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

The destination auxiliary sign for the Route 132 exit with its new milepost based number.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for MA 132 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

The exit sign for the Route 132 exit with the new very small number.

Image of gore sign for MA 132 exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign below on US 6 East in Barnstable, December 2020

The gore sign for Route 132 with the green Old Exit 4 sign below.

Old EXIT 7

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for Willow Street exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign on left support post on US 6 East in Yarmouth, December 2020

The 1 Mile advance for the Willow Street exit in Yarmouth, the Old Exit 7 sign on the left support post.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Willow Street exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Yarmouth, December 2020

The new number for Willow Street seems to be little off-center in the exit tab.

Image of gore sign for Willow Street exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign below on US 6 East in Yarmouth, December 2020

The closeup of the gore sign and green Old Exit 7 by the supportive mile marker.

Old EXIT 8

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for Union Street exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign on separate posts in front on US 6 East in Yarmouth, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign for the Union Street exit. Here the Old Exit 8 sign is again on separate supports in front of the bigger sign.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Union Street exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Yarmouth, December 2020

The exit sign for the Union Street exit.

Old Exits 9 A-B

Image of 1-mile advance sign for MA 134 exits with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign on separate posts on US 6 East in Dennis, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign for the Route 134 exits. Again, the Old Exit 9 A-B sign is on separate supports in front of the bigger sign.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 134 South exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Dennis, December 2020

This Route 134 South exit auxiliary sign for Dennis Port is combined with a generic blue services sign.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 134 South exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Dennis, December 2020

The 1/2 Mile advance sign for the South Route 134 exit also lists Dennis Port.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for MA 134 South exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Dennis, December 2020

The exit sign for Route 134 South, exit ramp in distance.

Image of 1/4 mile advance left side sign for MA 134 North exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Dennis, December 2020

Because the Cape didn't want any overhead signs, the 1/4 Mile advance sign for Route 134 North is posted by the left lane.

Image of gore ramp sign for MA 134 South exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign below on US 6 East in Dennis, December 2020

The gore sign for the Route 134 South exit and green Old Exit 9 A sign.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for MA 134 North exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Dennis, December 2020

The exit sign for the Route 134 North, the gore sign in the distance.

Old EXIT 10

Image of 1-mile advance sign for MA 124 exit with new milepost based exit number and separate old exit number sign in front on US 6 East in Harwich, December 2020

Now on the Super-2 section, the 1-Mile advance with the Old Exit 10 sign on separate posts in front.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for MA 124 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Harwich, December 2020

The exit sign with the new number supportive mile marker in front.

Old EXIT 11

Image of 1-mile advance sign for MA 137 exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit sign on left support post on US 6 East in Brewster, December 2020

The 1 Mile advance for the Route 137 exit.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 137 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Brewster, December 2020

An auxiliary sign with the new exit number.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for MA 137 exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Brewster, December 2020

The exit sign for the Route 137 exit with the ramp on the other side of the bridge.

Old EXIT 12

The 1-mile advance sign for the MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign 
                                       on left support post on US 6 East in Orleans, December 2020

The Old Exit 12 sign for the last exit on the Mid-Cape Highway is on the left support post.

An auxiliary sign for the MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Orleans, December 2020

A combined guide/brown recreational sign for the Route 6A exit with the new exit number.

A tourist services sign for the MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Orleans, December 2020

An all important Tourist Information sign with the new exit number.

A ground mounted ramp sign for the MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number on US 6 East in Orleans, December 2020

The exit sign for the Route 6A exit with the ramp out of sight at the top of the hill.

Gore sign for the MA 6A exit with new milepost based exit number and green old exit number sign on bottom on US 6 East in Orleans, December 2020

The gore sign for the Route 6A exit with the last new exit number put up eastbound.

I-90 shield from Wikimedia

The renumbering of exit signs along the Mass Pike/I-90 began on December 13. Work did not start at the eastern end, but rather at I-95/Route 128 in Weston and headed west. Work concluded around January 15, after renumbering had made it to the NY border and back east as far as the Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit, and the I-93 exit in Boston, and then back west to Weston as of January 5. The last exits to be renumbered were the Prudential Center, South Boston and Logan Airport exits the week of January 10. The photos will go East to West based on the old exit number:

Old EXIT 26

This exit was renumbered as of January 17:

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Logan Airport exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in South Boston, January 2021

The number in the exit tab does not look as good as the illustration MassDOT made when first publicizing the exit renumbering project:

MassDOT illustration of Exit 137 Logan Airport 1 Mile exit sign, November 2019

 Image of overhead ramp sign connected to ceiling of the Ted Williams Tunnel with new milepost based exit number, to reflective to see in image, on I-90 East/Massachusetts Turnpike in East Boston, January 2021


Overhead signage in the Ted Williams Tunnel for the Logan Airport exit, the number has been changed but the overlay is too reflective to see in this photo.

Old EXITS 25/24 (WB)

Exit signs heading west have been renumbered as of January 9:

Image of 1 1/2 mile advance sign for I-93 and South Boston Exits mounted to roof of Ted Williams Tunnel with new milepost based exit numbers, January 2021

Here's my attempt to capture the first advance sign in the Ted Williams Tunnel, the new exit number overlay shows up more brightly than the surrounding sign.

Image of 1/4 mile advance sign overhead sign for I-93 and South Boston Exits with new milepost based exit numbers, January 2021

Here's the last advance sign after leaving the Ted Williams Tunnel, the new exit number overlay has much smaller numbers than the orignal tab to fit two 3-digit numbers.

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-93 and South Boston Exits with new milepost based exit number and gore sign
                                       with yellow Old exit numbers sign below, January 2021

The signs at the ramp portal, notice the yellow old exit number sign under the gore sign omits the word exit, other examples to come.

Image of overhead signs at split of I-93 and South Boston Exit ramps with new milepost based exit number and gore sign
                                       with yellow Old exit numbers sign below, January 2021

The signs at the ramp split, with another yellow sign below the gore sign omitting the word exit.

Old EXIT 25 (EB)

The exit signs were renumbered between January 9 and 15:

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for South Boston exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Boston, January 2021

The 1-mile advance sign, bridge mounted, next to it a Hazardous Cargo advisory sign now with a rather small exit number.

Image of overhead signs mounted to ceiling of tunnel under Fort Point Channel for South Boston exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike in South Boston, January 2021

The exit numbers in the Fort Point Channel tunnel have for the South Boston exit also have been changed but, again, the overlay is too bright to show the number in this image.

Old EXIT 24 (EB)

Image of yellow warning advance sign for I-93/South Station exits on I-90/Mass Pike East in Boston with unchanged exit number, January 2021

The yellow advance signs warning of curves on the exit ramps did not have their numbers changed until January 15.

Image of 1/4 Mile Advance overhead signs for I-93 and South Station exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-90/Mass Pike East in Boston, January 2021

The green advance signs did have new exit numbers, as with these 1/2 mile advance signs.

Image of overhead ramp signs for I-93 and South Station exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-90/Mass Pike East in Boston, January 2021

The signs at the exit ramp.

Here's a MassDOT photo posted on Twitter with a closer look showing numbers being changed at the I-93 exit:

MassDOT image of workers changing I-90/Mass Pike exit numbers at the I-93 exit in Boston, January 2021 Image of overhead ramp signs for I-93 and South Station exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-90/Mass Pike East in Boston, January 2021

Here's an attempt to capture the new exit numbers along the I-93 and South Station exit ramps. Will get better ones when traveling the ramps soon.

Old EXIT 22 (EB)

For the Prudential Center/Copley Square exit, the overhead signs were renumbered between January 9 and 15:

Image of 1 1/2 Miles advance bridge mounted sign for Prudential Center exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike East in Boston, January 2021

The button-copy 1 1/2 Mile advance now has an exit number not matching the one on the Old Exit sign.

Image of auxiliary sign for Prudential Center exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 22 sign on support post on I-90 East in Boston, January 2021

Unlike the sign see the previous week:

Image of 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for Prudential Center exit with unchanged sequential exit number but yellow
                                      old exit sign on support post on I-90 East in Boston, January 2021 Image of overhead signs in Prudential Center tunnel with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike East in Boston, January 2021

The exit number has been change on the sign approaching the exit ramp, but too bright to see the number in this photo too. The gore sign seen in the distance had been changed the week before.

Old EXIT 20 (WB)

Image of overhead guide sign for U-Turn for Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90 West in Boston, January 2021

The advance signs for the exit still do not have exit tabs, so no exit numbers, nor and Old Exit 18 sign, the U-Turn notification sign, however, has gotten a new number.

Image of gore sign for Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign below on I-90 West in Boston, January 2021

The small sign at the exit gore was renumbered along with an almost as large Old (Exit) 20 sign below.

Old EXIT 18 (EB)

Image of auxilary sign for I-93 and South Boston exits with unchanged sequential exit numbers on I-90 East in Allston-Brighton, January 2021

Prior to the exit is thus auxiliary sign for the I-93 and South Boston exits with the old exit number (at least for Chinatown) still listed.

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on right support post on I-90 East in Boston, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance paired with a VMS, the Old Exit 18 sign on the right support post.

Image of small auxilary sign for Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90 East in Boston, January 2021

This auxiliary paddle sign for Fenway Park does have the new exit number.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90 East in Boston, January 2021

The overhead signs at the ramp for Allston-Brighton-Cambridge and the pull through with Boston as a control city, guess Allston-Brighton  doesn't count as Boston.

Old EXIT 17

Image of 1-mile advance sign for Newton/Watertown exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 17 sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Newton, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign heading west on I-90, the first instance of the old exit tab being high on the sign support.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Newton/Watertown exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 17 sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Newton, January 2021

The overhead sign at the exit ramp, where the Pike narrows to 3-lanes before heading under the hotel.

Image of gore sign for Newton/Watertown exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 17 sign below on I-90/Mass Pike West in Newton, January 2021

A closeup of gore sign. Guess they decided to use thin numbers on the existing sign instead of a new sign with wider numbers.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for Newton/Watertown exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Newton, January 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance sign heading east. This exit is closer to Mile 128, did they use 127 because they thought some drivers would think this is the exit to Route 128?

Image of overhead ramp sign for Newton/Watertown exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Newton, January 2021

The bridge mounted exit sign. Given the traffic backup, perhaps some drivers would think this is Route 128.

Old EXIT 16 (WB)

Image of 1 1/4 Miles advance bridge mounted sign for MA 16 Exit with new milepost based number and yellow old Exit 16 sign below on separate posts on I-90 West in Newton, January 2021

The unusual 1 1/4 Miles bridge-mounted advance sign for the Route 16 exit, not longer to have a corresponding exit number, notice the Old Exit 16 sign is mounted below.

Image of 1/4 Mile advance bridge mounted sign for MA 16 Exit with new milepost based number I-90 West in Newton, January 2021

The next sign is the 1/4 Mile advance sign just before the Washington Street bridge.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 16 Exit with new milepost based number and gore sign with new number and yellow old Exit 16 sign below on I-90 West in Newton, January 2021

The unusual 1 1/4 Miles bridge-mounted advance sign for the Route 16 exit, not longer to have a corresponding exit number, notice the Old Exit 16 sign is mounted below.

Old EXITS 15 A/B (WB)

Photos taken westbound between Weston and I-495 on December 20 and eastbound on January 9. 

Image of 1 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for I-95/To MA 30 exits with new milepost based numbers on I-90/Mass Pike West in Newton, December 2020

The first sign for the Weston exits is 1 1/2 miles before, notice the Old Exit sign is not on the support.

Image of 1-mile advance sign for I-95 and To MA 30 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit number sign on support on I-90/Mass Pike West in Newton

The Old Exits 15 B-A sign appears with the 1-Mile advance sign, notice the placement near the top of the support, unlike on other renumbered routes (below). Different contractor with different standards?

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for I-95 and To MA 30 exits with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Weston, December 2020

 The last of the advance signs. The three digit and 1 letter fit well into the exit tabs.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for To MA 30 exit with new milepost based exit numbers on I-90/Mass Pike West in Weston, December 2020

The overheads with the new exit numbers at the site of the former Weston Toll Plaza.

Image of gore sign for To MA 30 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on I-90/MassPike West in Weston, December 2020

The number on the gore sign, however, looks a little crooked, and a little too far to the left.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for I-95 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign beyond with new number and yellow old exit number tab below on I-90/Mass Pike West in Weston, December 2020

The last overhead sign for the I-95/Route 128 exit, there's no longer any mention of 128 on any signs on either direction along the Pike.

Old EXIT 14 (EB)

Image of 2-Miles advance overhead diagrammatic sign for I-95 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Weston, January 2021

The 2-Miles advance diagrammatic sign for the I-95 (Route 128) exit. When this sign was first put up, reportedly it had the exit number for the Route 30 exit, 117, which has been fixed.

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign for I-95 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Weston, January 2021

The auxiliary sign for Route 30 apparently also had the number for the previous Route 30 exit, 117, also fixed.

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead diagrammatic sign for I-95 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 14 sign on right support post on I-90/Mass Pike East in Weston, January 2021

The old exit tab for the I-95 exit is also on the 1-Mile, not 2-Miles advance sign. The number fits well within the 3-digit designed exit tab.

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-95 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number in distance on I-90/Mass Pike East in Weston, January 2021

The overhead signs at the I-95 (Route 128) exit. Again the gore sign was not replaced so one is left with thin 3-digit exit numbers.

Old EXIT 13

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 30 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Natick, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance, here the first sign has the Old Exit 13 sign, again high on the support post.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 30 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Natick, December 2020

The blue auxiliary hospital sign has been updated prior to the 1/2 mile advance sign.

Image of overhead sign for MA 30 exit ramp with new milepost based exit number and gore sign beyond with new number and yellow old exit number tab below on I-90/Mass Pike West in Natick, December 2020

The exit sign with the new number. Traffic reports call this the Natick interchange, but as the town line sign shows, it is actually in Framingham.

Image of 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign for the MA 30 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Framingham, January 2021

The 1/2 mile advance sign for the Route 30 exit heading east. Not known if one of these exits signs had the number for the I-95 exit for a short while.

Old EXIT 12

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 9 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Framingham, December 2020

The first new exit number sign for Route 9 is an auxiliary sign for Framingham State University.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 9 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Framingham, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign with the three digits fitting well into the exit tab.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 9 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Framingham, December 2020

The overhead at exit ramp.

Image of gore sign for MA 9 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on I-90/Mass Pike West in Framingham, December 2020

A closeup of the gore sign for Route 9, again the number is somewhat crooked, and given the digits, could be spaced out a little more.

Image of 1/2 Mile advance overhead sign with new milepost based exit number on MA 9 exit in Framingham, January 2021

The 1/2 mile advance sign for the Route 9 exit heading east. The auxiliary sign for the Park and Ride lot before this sign still supported the old Exit 12 number.

Old EXIT 11A

Image of 2-miles advance overhead sign for I-495 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Southboro, December 2020

The first sign, the 2-Miles advance for I-495, again no old exit number tab here.

Image of auxiliary sign for I-495 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Southboro, December 2020

The auxiliary sign for the I-495 exit, here the exit number could have been a little smaller.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for I-495 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Southboro, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance has the old exit tab, soon to be no more separate alphabet exits on the Pike.

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-495 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Hopkinton, December 2020

The overheads at the I-495 exit ramp, there are two down arrows because a second lane begins after the sign.

Image of gore sign for I-495 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab underneath on I-90/Mass Pike West in Southboro, December 2020

The closeup of the gore sign when leaving the Pike, the exit number could have been pushed a little farther to the right.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for I-495 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike East in Westboro, January 2021

The 2-Miles advance sign heading east, the Old Exit 11A sign is again on the 1-Mile advance.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for I-495 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Hopkinton, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance has the old exit tab, soon to be no more separate alphabet exits on the Pike.

Old EXIT 11

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 122 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 11 sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Millbury, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign with the Old Exit 11 sign near the top of the support post.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 122 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 11 sign below on I-90/Mass Pike West in Millbury, January 2021

The overhead exit sign with the Exit 96 gore sign in the distance.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 122 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 11 sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike East in Millbury, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign heading east.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 122 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Millbury, January 2021

An auxiliary blue Hospital sign with the new milepost based exit number, not quite centered on the sign.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 122 exit with new milepost based exit number and Next Exit 10 miles tab below on I-90/Mass Pike East in Millbury, January 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance sign, even with milepost numbers, I guess its good to know the I-495 exit is 10 miles away.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 122 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit 11 sign below on I-90/Mass Pike East in Millbury, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign heading east, notice the number doesn't fit in very well on the exit tab this direction.

Old EXIT 10A

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for US 20/MA 146 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Worcester, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign with its old exit number sign, notice the extra space on the right of the exit tab now since there's no need for an A.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 20/MA 146 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Worcester, January 2021

The overhead exit sign, the new number is better centered here, but...

Image of gore sign for US 20/MA 146 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign below on I-90/Mass Pike West in Worcester, January 2021

You would think they would have tried harder to center the exit number on the gore sign. Similar problems heading east...

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for US 20/MA 146 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike East in Worcester, January 2021

The 1-Mile advance sign with its old exit number sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 20/MA 146 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike East in Worcester, January 2021

The exit sign, the number again slightly better centered than the 1-Mile sign.

Image of gore sign for US 20/MA 146 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign below on I-90/Mass Pike East in Worcester, January 2021

But the gore sign again leans a little too much to the left.

Old EXIT 10

Image of 2-miles advance overhead sign for I-290/I-395/MA 12 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Auburn, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

The 2-Miles advance sign for the Auburn exit with the two interstates that will share mileage for their exit numbers, the Old Exit sign will have to wait.

Image of auxiliary sign for I-290/I-395/MA 12 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Auburn, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

The blue Attractions sign for the Auburn exit with a new exit number, but still waiting for something attractive.

Image of brown cultural site auxiliary sign for I-290/I-395/MA 12 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Auburn, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

A brown cultural site sign with the new number.

Image of auxiliary sign for Worcester Airport for I-290/I-395/MA 12 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Auburn, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

Finally, the a Worcester Airport auxiliary, with the new number and an I-290 shield.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for I-290/I-395/MA 12 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 10 sign on support post on I-90/Mass Pike West in Auburn, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign with the Old Exit 10 sign.

Image of Route 12 auxiliary sign for I-290/I-395/MA 12 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Auburn, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

The auxiliary sign for Route 12 designed when the original exit sign was to only have I-290 and I-395, apparently no one told the contractor the sign was no longer needed after the overhead sign redesign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-290/I-395/MA 12 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Auburn, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

The overhead sign at the exit ramp, the westernmost sign seen on the Sunday trip, signs further west will have to wait.

Old EXIT 9

Photos courtesy of Vinh Lam, taken on December 21:

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-84 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-90/Mass Pike West in Sturbridge, by Vinh Lam, December 2020

The overhead signs at the I-84 split in Sturbridge.

Check out his iCloud Album for additional photos.

Here's a traffic camera photo showing what appears to be an Old Exit sign below the gore for the I-291 exit in Springfield, meaning exit renumbering has gotten that far west as of December 21:

MassDOT traffic camera image at I-291 exit in Springfield showing new milepost number on gore sign, December 2020

As indicated above, the exits have not been renumbered east of I-95/Route 128, here's one of the unique signs in Boston that will soon have a new number:

Image of overhead sign for U-Turn with existing exit number on I-90 West in Boston, December 2020

This is why no new exit tab appeared in this MassDOT traffic camera photo taken beyond Commonwealth Avenue on Dec. 16:

Image of MassDOT traffic camera looking west at I-90/Mass Pike near Commonwealth Avenue bridge showing no exit tab on overhead sign for Allston-Brighton-Cambridge exit, December 2020

When these signs were put up a couple years ago without exit tabs I thought that this may have to do with the upcoming exit renumbering, guess we'll find out shortly.

MA 3 route shield from Wikimedia

MA 3 exits were renumbered between the evening of December 1 and the morning of the December 14th. Photos will show the exit number changes starting from Braintree and working southbound by exit, in both directions:

OLD EXIT 20 (NB):

Image of 2 miles advance overhead sign for I-93 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit number tab on support on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

The I-93 exit was one of the last to be renumbered starting the evening of December 13. Here's the 2 Miles advance sign, which has the Old Exits 20 A-B sign. Those signs are supposed to be on the first exit sign, but has not always been the case (see Route 25 and I-195 photos below).

Imabe of 1-mile advance overhead diagrammatic sign for I-93 exits with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance, the first of 2 diagrammatic signs. Too bad MassDOT didn't take advantage of the exit number change to add US 1 shields to the signs or the support posts.

Image of overhead signs at ramps to I-93 South and North with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

The overhead signs at the split, the last exit signs to be renumbered on Route 3.

OLD EXITS 19-18 (SB):

Image of overhead signs with 1/4 mile advance for Burgin Parkway/Washington Street exits with new milepost exit numbers on MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

The first sign renumbered on MA 3 South is for two exits, Burgin Parkway and Washington Street, no old exit number signs appear on the right support for these exits here.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for Burgin Parkway/Washington Street exits with new milepost exit numbers on MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

The duplicate pair of signs at the Burgin Parkway and Washington Street exit ramp.

Image of gore signs with new exit number for Burgin Parkway/Washington Street exits with old exit tab below on MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

The renumbered gore sign for the Burgin Parkway and Washington Street exits, the old exit number tab appears below, partially blocked.

Image of overhead signs on ramp from MA 3 South to Burgin Parkway/Washington Street exits with new milepost exit 
    numbers in Braintree, December 2020

The first sign for each exit appears, with new numbers, on the ramp from MA 3 South merging with the ramp from I-93/US 1 North.

Image of overhead signs on ramp from MA 3 South and I-93/US 1 North for Burgin Parkway/Washington Street exits with new milepost exit numbers on MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

Signage at the split of ramps includes a pair of gore signs with a second set of Old Exit # tabs below.

 Image of overhead signs approaching split if I-93/US 1 North and MA 3 South ramps in Braintree showing new milepost based exit numbers on right sign with yellow old exit number sign on right support post, December 2020

The overhead signs approaching the MA 3 South exit off of I-93/US 1 North in Braintree includes the first Route 3 exit sign, renumbered with yellow Old Exits 19-18 sign on right post. (New)

Image of overhead signs with 1/4 mile advance for Burgin Parkway/Washington Street exits with new milepost 
                                      exit numbers at MA 3 South exit ramp from I-93/US 1 in Braintree, December 2020

The second set of signs for the combined Burgin Parkway and Washington Street exits at ramp to MA 3 South on I-93/US 1 North.

Image of overhead signs at ramp to Burgin Parkway/Washington Street exits with new milepost exit numbers on ramp from
                                      I-93/US 1 North to MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

The overhead signs at the Burgin Parkway and Washington Street ramp heading toward Route 3 South from I-93/US 1 North.

OLD EXIT 19 (NB)

There is no Exit 18 headed north, so the Next Exit 19 sign has been updated:

Next Exit guide sign on MA 3 North in Braintree updated to include new milepost based exit number, December 2020

After are the signs for new Exit 42:

Image  of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Burgin Parkway exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance with the yellow Old Exit 19 sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Burgin Parkway exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

The exit ramp sign which is just beyond the Mile 42 marker. (In the distance you see the second set of orphaned signs for the ramp to I-93 from Washington Street in Braintree, not updated since the early 1980s).

OLD EXIT 17

Image of 1-mile advance sign for Union Street exit with new milepost exit number and yellow old exit number
                                     sign on MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance for Union Street exit, with old exit number sign on the support.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Union Street exit with new milepost exit number on MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

The overhead at the Union Street exit with new exit number,

Image of gore sign for Union Street exit with new milepost exit number and yellow old exit number
                                     tab below on MA 3 South in Braintree, December 2020

Closeup of the renumbered gore sign for the Union Street exit, with a rather small number (compare it to the previous exits) and old exit number 17 tab below.

The Union Street exit signs the other way were renumbered the night of December 10-11:

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for Union Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance heading north.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Union Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

The overhead sign at the exit ramp,

Image of gore sign for Union Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Braintree, December 2020

A close look at the gore sign.

OLD EXIT 16

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for MA 18 exits with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

Exit Renumbering for Route 18 happened December 3, here's the 1-Mile advance with the Old Exits sign on the support.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 18 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

The South Weymouth auxiliary sign for the Route 18 South exit.

Image of 1/2 and 3/4-Mile advance overhead signs for MA 18 exits with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

Now the advance signs for both Route 18 exits, each with its new number.

Image of overhead ramp signs at MA 18 South exit with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

Overheads at the Route 18 South ramp, gore sign with new number in the distance.

Image of overhead sign for MA 18 North exit ramp with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

The overhead at the Route 18 North exit.

Image of gore sign for MA 18 North exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

A closeup of the North Route 18 exit gore sign and Old Exit 16A tab below. Pardon the number of photos for this exit, but it is currently 'mine'.

Signage heading northbound put up December 10-11:

1-Mile advance sign for MA 18 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support post on MA 3 North in Weymouth, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance with the yellow Old Exit 16 sign on the left support post, the bridge over Pleasant Street is just beyond the sign.

Image of blank blue Lodging Services sign on MA 3 North in Weymouth with new milepost based exit number, December 2020

This blank Lodging Services Sign was given the new milepost number for the Route 18 exit. It used to have a Super 8 Hotel logo on it, but its now the Boston Hotel and apparently not worthy of being on this sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 18 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Weymouth, December 2020

The overhead sign at the ramp, only 1 exit this direction.

OLD EXIT 15

Image of blue Food services auxiliary sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

The next exit southbound is Derby Street, and the renumbering starting with this rather new 6-logo Food Services sign.

Image of ground mounted 1-mile advance sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on right support post on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign for Derby Street, the yellow Old Exit 15 sign is on the left support of the ground mounted sign.

Image of auxiliary sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

The To Route 53 auxiliary sign for the Derby Street with its new number. Pardon the number of photos here, this is the hometown exit.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Weymouth, December 2020

The 1/2 mile advance for Derby Street, while trying to merge during the lane drop with a pickup hauling a motorboat.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Hingham, December 2020

Taken three days later, the renumbered exit sign for Derby Street, the newly paved roadway still under construction.

Image of gore sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit tab below plus 1 mile advance sign for MA 228 exit also with new exit number and old exit number sign onl left support post on MA 3 South in Hingham, December 2020

The Derby Street gore sign with its new number and the 1-Mile advance for the Route 228 exit, now Exit 35.

Heading northbound, signs installed on December 10-11:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support post on MA 3 North in Hingham, December 2020

The ground mounted 1-Mile advance sign heading on MA 3 North.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Derby Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Hingham, December 2020

The overhead exit sign over the recently repaved lanes and new traffic camera, not yet accessible to the public, above the bridge.

OLD EXIT 14

Image taken by the Patriot Ledger of 1-Mile advance sign for MA 228 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support on MA 3 South in Hingham, December 2020

A closeup of the 1-Mile advance sign for the next exit headed south, Route 228, courtesy of the Patriot Ledger.

 Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 228 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Hingham, December 2020

The 1/2 mile advance sign with its appropriate milepost number based on the mile marker.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 228 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Hingham, December 2020

The auxiliary sign for Nantasket with its new number.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 228 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Rockland, December 2020

The Route 228 exit sign, and renumbered gore sign in the distance crossing into Rockland.

Heading north again, exits renumbered the night of December 10-11:

Image of 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 228 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on left support on MA 3 North in Norwell, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance on the Old Exit 14 sign below, how long beyond 2 years will signs like that be likely to stay?

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 228 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Rockland, December 2020

The overhead exit sign with the renumbered gore sign beyond. This was the hometown exit heading northbound.

OLD EXIT 13

Southbound exit numbers were changed between Norwell and Duxbury on the night of December 3...

Image of 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 53 123 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support post on MA 3 South in Norwell, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 53 (to) Route 123 exit, no longer unlucky number 13.

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign for MA 53 123 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Norwell, December 2020

The auxiliary sign for Hanover Mall Drive with new number, the road currently leads to the former Hanover Mall which was torn down last year and is being redeveloped as "Hanover Crossing."

Image of 1/2 mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 53 123 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Hanover, December 2020

The 1/2 Mile advance just prior to the three-lane bridge over Route 123, awaiting the expansion of the rest of Route 3.

Image of overhead ramp sign at the MA 53 123 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Hanover, December 2020

The renumbered overhead sign at the Route 53 (to) Route 123 exit.

Image of gore sign for MA 53 123 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 South in Hanover, December 2020

Closeup of the gore sign, more small numbers, but there will be smaller numbers seen below.

Signs along the northbound lanes were placed on the night of December 9:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for MA 53/123 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit numbers sign on left support post on MA 3 North in Norwell, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance with the Old Exit 13 sign below.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 53/123 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Hanover, December 2020

The exit sign with the confirmatory mile marker that this is (rounded) Mile 32.

Image of gore sign for MA 53/123 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Hanover, December 2020

The gore sign with a decent size number.

OLD EXIT 12

Image of 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 139 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support post on MA 3 South in Norwell, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 139 exit (new photo from two days later), next to the former rest area, now called the parking area.

Image of ground mounted Blue Food services sign for MA 139 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Marshfield, December 2020

Another 6 logo Food Services sign for the Route 139 exit.

Image of 1/2 mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 139 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Marshfield, December 2020

The 1/2 Mile advance for the Route 139 exit, heading up hill.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 139 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Marshfield, December 2020

The overhead at the Route 139 exit ramp, with its new number.

Image of gore sign for MA 139 exit with new (and very small) milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number ab below on MA 3 South in Marshfield, December 2020

The gore sign for the Route 139 exit. The numbers keep getting smaller and smaller, hopefully this is only temporary.

Heading north, again these signs were placed the night of December 9:

Image of 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 139 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support post on MA 3 North in Marshfield, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance, the construction signs are for a paving project that starts just before the Route 139 exit.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 139 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Marshfield, December 2020

The overhead at the exit with a gore sign with a decently sized number in the distance.

OLD EXIT 11

Image of 1 mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 14 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign on left support post on MA 3 South in Duxbury, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 14 exit, the new exit numbers after Route 139 were put up overnight on December 3-4.

Image of overhead ramp sign at MA 14 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Duxbury, December 2020

The overhead at the Route 14 exit ramp through the early December solar glare.

Image of gore sign at MA 14 exit with (small) new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 South in Duxbury, December 2020

Same problem with the gore sign for the Route 14 exit ramp as with Route 139, small number even harder to see in the afternoon light.

Image of 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 14 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support post on MA 3 North in Duxbury, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance with its new number and Old Exit 11 sign heading north, no glare problem seeing this.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 14 exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Duxbury, December 2020

The overhead exit sign and gore sign in distance with yellow Old Exit 11 tab below.

OLD EXIT 10

Image of the blue services sign for MA 3A to MA 53 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Duxbury, December 2020

The Food Service sign for the upcoming Route 3A to Route 53 exit with its new milepost number (20).

Image of the 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 3A to MA 53 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support post on MA 3 South in Duxbury, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 3A to Route 53 exit and yellow Old Exit 10 sign below.

Image of the overhead sign for MA 3A to MA 53 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Kingston, December 2020

The overhead sign for the Route 3A to Route 53 exit, again sorry for the glare.

Image of the gore sign for MA 3A to MA 53 exit with (small) new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 South in Kingston, December 2020

Somewhat hard to see, but the gore sign for this exit also has a very small number (20). (New photo with less glare).

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 3A exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 3 North in Kingston, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance northbound and Old Exit 10 sign on support post just beyond the Eel River bridge.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 3A exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Kingston, December 2020

The overhead exit sign with a normal size numbered Exit 20 gore sign in the distance.

OLD EXIT 9

Image of the 1-Mile advance overhead sign for MA 3A exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 3 South in Kingston, December 2020

The overhead 1-Mile advance sign for the next Route 3A exit with its new milepost number (18).

Image of the overhead signs at MA 3A exit with new milepost based exit number for 3A but existing exit number on left sign on MA 3 South in Duxbury, December 2020

The overheads at the Route 3A exit showing the 3A exit with its new milepost number, but the next exit, Smith Lane, with its sequential number.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 3A exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 3 North in Kingston, December 2020

The overhead exit sign prior to the Route 3A bridge heading north (the advance sign is at the ramp to Smith Lane, see below).

OLD EXIT 8

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign form Smith Lane exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 3 North in Kingston, December 2020

Due to the short distance from the US 44 West exit, there is no 1 Mile advance sign for the Smith Lane exit, so the first sign is the 1/2 mile advance which gets the Old Exit 8 sign.

Image of overhead signs at ramp to Smith Lane exit with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 3 North in Kingston, December 2020

The overhead gantry at the Smith Lane exit also has the 3/4 mile advance for the Route 3A Kingston exit, the old exit sign is placed on the 1/2 mile advance for that exit, no photo.

Image of gore sign for Smith Lane exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow Old Exit 8 tab below on MA 3 North in Kingston, December 2020

The gore sign for the Smith Lane exit, these are what the numbers should look like on all the signs.

OLD EXIT 7

First heading south...

Image of 1 mile advance sign for US 44 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support on MA 3 South in Plymouth, December 2020

This overhead sign was put up earlier this year. The exit tab was designed to hold the 2-digit milepost based number, but it looks like the overlay was placed directly over the old exit number (see photo below), leaving too much space on the right.

Image of overhead gantry with VMS and 1-Mile advance sign for US 44 exit with space for future 2-digit milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Plymouth, May 2020

Heading north...

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for US 44 West exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The 1/2 mile advance, an 'orphaned' sign, not replaced during the last sign replacement project in 2010. The Old Exit 7 sign was on the 1-Mile advance, no photo.

Image of overhead sign at US 44 West exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The exit sign, also an 'orphaned' sign.

OLD EXIT 6

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for US 44 East/Samoset Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance of the US 44 East exit (its Exits 15 A/B the other direction) with the Old Exit 6 sign obscured behind tree branches.

Image of blude Attractions Services sign for the US 44 East/Samoset Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The blue Attractions Services sign for the US 44 East Exit showing its the exit to get to Plymouth Rock (and to be later disappointed as to how small it is?).

Image of overhead signs approaching the US 44 East/Samoset Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The overhead signs at the US 44 East/Samoset Street exit ramp. The pull through sign is the only mention that Route 3 North and US 44 West run concurrently between new exits 15 and 16.

Image of gore sign for US 44 East/Samoset Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The gore sign for the US 44 East/Samoset Street Exit.

OLD EXIT 5

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Long Pond Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Long Pond Road exit, and a mile marker confirming the number is correct.

Image of auxiliary sign for Long Pond Road exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The blue sign is advising those who want to get to the service plaza off of Route 3 South, they should take the new Exit 13.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Long Pond Road exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The overhead sign at the Long Pond Road exit ramp, with renumbered gore sign in the distance.

OLD EXIT 4 (SB)

Image of 1-mile advance overhead diagrammatic sign for Plimoth Plantation Highway exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on left support on MA 3 South in Plymouth, December 2020

The Plimoth Plantation Highway exit uses diagrammatic signs and the Old Exit 4 sign is along the left support.

Image of auxiliary sign for Plimoth Plantation Highway exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Plymouth, December 2020

The brown auxiliary sign advertising Plimoth Plantation has the new exit number, but not the new name for the attraction which is now Plimouth Pawtuxet Museum.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for Plimoth Plantation Highway exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 South in Plymouth, December 2020

The newly numbered Plimoth Plantation Highway exit sign, the only left exit on Route 3, due to the Highway being part of the original alignment for the Route 3 Bypass of Plymouth, built before it became part of Braintree to Cape Cod expressway.

Image of gore sign for Plimoth Plantation Highway exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 South in Plymouth, December 2020

A closeup of the renumbered gore sign for the Plimoth Plantation Highway exit.

Since there is no Plimoth Plantation Highway exit northbound, the next exit sign has been revised...

Image of ground mounted Next Exit sign for Long Pond Road exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

OLD EXIT 3

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for Clark Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

The 1 Mile advance sign for Clark Road, now Exit 7. The Boston Globe had an article about the retirement community at Pine Hills having an advertising slogan of Exit 3 off of Route 3 and not being happy with the change of numbers.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Clark Road exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow Old Exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Plymouth, December 2020

Signage at the exit, which is now the last 1-digit exit on Route 3 heading north.

OLD EXIT 2

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 3A North exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support on MA 3 North in Plymouth

The 1-Mile advance for the first renumbered exit heading north on Route 3. The exit is almost a 1/2 mile before the Mile 3 marker and could have been left numbered as it was.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 3A North exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 3 North in Plymouth

The first auxiliary sign northbound to have a new exit number.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 3A North exit with new milepost based exit number and gore sign with new number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 3 North in Plymouth

The overhead and gore sign at the Route 3A North exit, the first of three between here and Duxbury.

EXIT 1

Though not renumbered, there was speculation of changes to the exit signs northbound since under the old system, Route 3 North was an exit from US 6 West, now two exits after the Sagamore Bridge are numbered as Route 3 exits. Would this result in the shifting of exit tabs from the Route 3 sign to the US 6 exit sign? Not at least yet.

Image of overhead signs at US 6 exit off of MA 3 North in Bourne

The signs at the ramp to Scusset Beach Road, will the Exit 1B tab be moved to be over the US 6 exit?

Image of overhead signs at US 6 exit off of MA 3 North in Bourne

The gore signs for the US 6 exit would have to be changed as well.

There may be changes when US 6 is renumbered. The southbound signs approaching the bridge have Exit 1C for Route 6A, which will now be Exit 55.

Image of overhead signs on MA 3 South in Bourne for US 6 approaching the Sagamore Bridge, July 2016

Will they change the left tab to Exits 55-1B or simply remove the 1C reference? I will post any changed I see when I document the exit changes on the Cape later in December.

MA 25 route shield from Wikimedia

Route 25 exits were renumbered the night of November 24-25:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for US 6/MA 28 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign on support post on MA 25 East in Wareham, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign for the US 6/MA 28 Wareham exit, with the Old Exit 2 sign on the support post.

Image of ground mounted blue food services sign with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Wareham, November 2020

One of the renumbered blue services sign or the new Exit 3.

Image of overhead signs at ramp to US 6/MA 28 with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Wareham, November 2020

Signs at the exit, which is just after mile post 2.6.

Image of a 3-miles advance ground mounted sign for US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

There is actually a 3-Miles advance sign for the final exit, US 6. Added so that people can figure out how long the backup to the Bourne Bridge is in the summer?

Image of blue old fashioned services sign (without logos) with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

This old style blue services sign, no logos, was not replaced, just the new exit number added.

Image of 2-miles advance overhead sign for US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

The 2-Miles advance sign is an overhead variety, but the old exit sign is not on this sign either.

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign for US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

The auxiliary sign for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been updated with the new exit number.

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for the US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign on support post on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance does include the Old Exit 3 sign, wouldn't it be better to put this on the first advance sign for an exit, or at least the first overhead sign?

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign for US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

Another updated auxiliary sign.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

The 1/2 mile advance sign with its new number.

Image of overhead signs at ramp to US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

The last renumbered sign approaching the exit ramp.

Image of gore sign at US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 25 East in Bourne, November 2020

The renumbered gore sign and Old Exit 3 tab below heading up the ramp to US 6.

I-195 shield from Wikimedia

The last exit on I-195 East was not renumbered with the rest of the highway, but was done more than two weeks later on November 23:

Image of 2-mile advanced diagrammatic sign with new milepost based exit number on I-195 East in Wareham, November 2020

The 2-Miles advance overhead for the I-495 North/MA 25 exit, new exit numbers were placed on this sign the night of November 23-24.

Image of 1-mile advance diagrammatic sign for the I-495 North/MA 25 East exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit numbers sign on support post on I-195 East in Wareham, November 2020

The Old exits 22 A/B sign is on the 1-Mile advance support.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for I-495 North/MA 25 East ramps with new milepost based exit numbers at end of I-195 East in Wareham, November 2020

The 1/2 mile advance diagrammatic sign with milepost indicating exit ramps at near mile 39.7.

Image of overhead signs at ramp split to I-495 North adn MA 25 East with new milepost based exit numbers at end of I-195 East in Wareham, November 2020

The overheads at the ramp split. Notice there is only a gore sign for the Route 25 exit.

The rest of I-195 was renumbered from October 25 to November 5:

Signs renumbered traveling along I-195 West from Wareham to Seekonk

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab for MA 28 exit on I-195 West in Wareham, November 2020

The first renumbered exit sign on I-195 West on the ramp from Route 25 West, because there's no 1-Mile advance sign, the old exit sign was placed here.

Image of 1/4 mile advance overhead sign for MA 28 exit with new milepost based exit number on ramp from I-495 South to I-195 West in Wareham, November 2020

The 1/4 mile advance sign with the new number is on the ramp from I-495 West.

Image of overhead exit sign for MA 28 with new milepost based exit number on I-195 West in Wareham

The exit sign with the new number and the newly numbered gore sign with an Old Exit 21 tab below.

Bonus signs from I-195 East, taken October 27:

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign form MA 28 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-195 East in Wareham, November 2020

There is a 1-Mile advance sign for this exit heading east.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 28 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-195 East in Wareham, November 2020

The renumbered exit sign heading east, and the new number gore sign in the distance, back to heading west:

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 105 exit with newly placed milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-195 West in Wareham, November 2020

The next sign is for the Route 105 exit, old Exit 2, 4 miles from the Route 28 exit.

Image of bridge mounted exit sign for MA 105 with new milepost based exit number on I-195 West in Marion, November 2020

The bridge mounted sign at the exit, the milepost indicates that the new number is correct.

Image of gore sign for MA 105 exit with new milepost based number and yellow old exit number tab below on I-195 West in Marion, November 2020

A closeup of the new Exit 35 gore sign with Old Exit 20 tab below.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for Rochester/Mattapoisett exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit sign on support post on I-195 West in Mattapoisett, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the next exit, North Rochester/Mattapoisett, New Exits 31 A and B.

Image of overhead signage at the ramp to the North Rochester exit with new milepost based exit numbers and new numbered gore sign with yellow old exit tab below on I-195 West in Mattapoisett, November 2020

The very wide gantry with the smallish exit signs at the ramp to new Exit 31 B, new gore sign in distance.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 240 South exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support on I-195 West in Fairhaven, November 2020

Now in Fairhaven and the renumbered 1-Mile advance for the short Route 240 South expressway.

Image of overhead ramp sign at MA 240 South exit with new milepost based exit number on I-195 West in Fairhaven, November 2020

Another bridge mounted exit sign for new Exit 29 with newly renumbered gore sign seen in distance.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for Coggeshall Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

Heading into New Bedford, the 1-Mile advance for Coggeshall Street, now Exit 28.

 Image of overhead signs at the ramp to Coggeshall Street exit with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

The overhead gantry with the 1/2 mile advance for the Coggeshall Street exit also includes the 1-Mile advance for Route 18 South, but no old exit tab, thought to be too confusing here?

Image of overhead signage for MA 18 and Coggeshall Road with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

Nor is there any old exit sign for Route 18 at the exit for Coggeshall Street.

Image of next exit guide sign with number removed prior to MA 18 South exit on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

Apparently the exit renumbering contractor only had permission to remove the number from the the Next Exit sign, but not the sign itself.

Image of overhead signs at the exit ramp to MA 18 South with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 140 exits also does not have a old exit number sign, this was placed on the 1/2 mile advance (no photo).

Image of auxiliary signs for MA 140 Exit with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

The numbers on this auxiliary sign for the Route 140 exits has been updated.

Image of overhead sign at ramp to MA 140 exit in New Bedford with new milepost based exit numbers and newly numbered gore sign with yellow old exit number tab below on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

Signage at the Route 140 exits, this is now the first interchange in the state where both routes have had their exits renumbered.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 140 South exit with new milepost based exit number and renumbered gore sign with yellow old exit number tab below on I-195 West in New Bedford, November 2020

The exit sign for Route 140 South, now Exit 24 A.

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for Faunce Corner and Faunce Corner Mall Roads exits with new milepost based exit numbers and old exit numbers sign on support post on I-195 West in North Dartmouth, November 2020

The 1-Mile for the Faunce Corner/Faunce Corner Mall Roads exit, old Exits 12 B-A.

Image of overhead signs at ramp to Faunce Corner Road with new milepost based exit numbers and gore sign with new exit number and old exit number tab below on I-195 West in North Dartmouth, November 2020

Signage at the exit for Faunce Corner Road.

Image of 1-mile advance for Reed Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support on I-195 West in Dartmouth, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Reed Road exit in Dartmouth, now Exits 19 B / A.

Image of overhead signs at exit ramp to Reed Road North with new milepost based exit numbers and newly numbered gore sign with yellow old exit number tab below on I-195 West in Dartmouth, November 2020

The signs at the first exit ramp. Now more than 1/2 way between Wareham and the RI border.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 88 South exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-195 West in Westport, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the South Route 88 exit, does the new number in the exit tab look a little "dirty" to you?

Image of overhead ramp sign at MA 88 South exit with new milepost based exit number and newly renumbered gore sign with yellow old exit number tab below, on I-195 West in Westport

The new number on the exit tab looks a little 'dirty' here too. Perhaps its sand colored for Horseneck Beach?

Image of overhead advance signs for MA 24 South and North exits with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in Fall River, November 2020

The first advance signs for both Route 24 exits, apparently giving them two different exit numbers, is now seen as too confusing, though they are a mile apart.

Image of overhead signage at exit ramp to MA 24 North with new milepost based exit numbers and gore sign with new number and yellow old exit number tab below on I-195 West in Fall River, November 2020

As the mile marker indicates, the Route 24 exit is closer to Mile 15 then 14.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 24 South exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support post on I-195 West in Fall River, November 2020

As with the Route 24 North, the yellow old exit sign is attached to the 1/2 mile advance sign, not the 1 mile.

Image of bridge mounted signs at ramp to MA 24 South with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in Fall River, November 2020

The older bridge mounted signage at the ramp to Route 24 South with the new exit numbers, with the Exit 14 A text is squeezed into the space for 2 numbers.

Image of older overhead signs at ramp to MA 81 South with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in Fall River, November 2020

Old signs also remain at the ramp to the Route 81 South and Pleasant Street exits.

Image of overhead signage on C/D exit ramp at MA 81 South exit with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in Fall River, November 2020

Newer overhead signs along the C/D lanes of I-195 West with new exit numbers, and the gore sign for new Exit 13 with old exit tab seen just above the Jersey barrier.

Image of overhead ramp sign at Pleasant Street exit with new milepost based exit number on C/D lanes from I-195 West in Fall River, November 2020

The overhead sign with the new exit number for the Pleasant Street exit, with gore sign in distance.

Image of 1-mile advance sign for MA 103 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-195 West in Somerset, November 2020

Across the Braga Bridge approaching the renumbered 1-Mile advance for the Route 103 exit.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to MA 103 North with new milepost based exit numbers on I-195 West in Somerset, November 2020

Overhead signs at the ramp to Route 103 East, the second to last 2-digit number exit on I-195 West.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for US 6 exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-195 West in Swansea, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the former Exit 3 in Swansea.

Image of overhead sign at ramp for US 6 to MA 118 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-195 West in Swansea, November 2020

The signage for the exit ramp beyond the bridge.

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 136 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number sign on support post on I-195 West in Swansea, November 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the last renumbered exit, Route 136.

Image of auxiliary sign for MA 136 exit with new milepost based exit number on I-195 West in Swansea, November 2020

New exit number displayed on auxiliary sign for Route 136 exit.

Image of new milepost based exit number placed on existing gas service sign for MA 136 exit on I-195 West in Swansea, November 2020

Example of exit renumbering on a blue services sign, in this case for gas stations at the Route 136 exit.

Image of overhead sign at exit ramp for MA 136 with new milepost based exit number and renumbered gore sign with new yellow old exit number tab below on I-195 West in Swansea, November 2020

The last renumbered overhead exit sign and gore sign headed west on I-195 in Swansea.

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 114A exit on I-195 West in Seekonk, not getting new exit number, November 2020

The lone remaining 1 Mile advance sign keeping its exit number, for the Route 114A exit in Seekonk.

Image of overhead sign at exit ramp to MA 114A on I-195 West in Seekonk, not getting new exit number, November 2020

The last exit sign on I-195 West, keeping its original number.

However, not all exits on I-195 had been renumbered, here are the signs at the end of  I-195 East:

Image of overhead signage at end of I-195 East in Wareham for I-495 North and MA 25 East that had not received new milepost based exit numbers, November 2020

I assume this exit was not forgotten about and will be given new numbers at the same time Route 25 is renumbered starting the night of November 8.

MA 140 shield from Wikimedia

Route 140 renumbered from October 18 to 22:

Heading north toward Route 24 on October 19, the day after the renumbering project started. Only the Route 24 exit had new numbers:

Image of first sign with new milepost exit number for MA 24 exits on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The 1-Mile advance overhead with new exit number and yellow old exits number tab on support post, only the 1-mile advance gets the tab.

Image of ground mounted 1/4 mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for MA 24 North exit on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The next sign, there is no 1/2 mile advance, with the new number.

Image of overhead signs for MA 24 ramps with new milepost based exit numbers at end of MA 140 North freeway in Taunton, October 2020

The new exit numbers on the overheads at the Route 24 North ramp.

Image of gore sign at MA 24 North exit ramp with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit tab below on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The gore sign with the new number and yellow old exit tab at the Route 24 ramp.

Image of overhead ramp sign with new milepost based exit number for MA 24 South on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The newly numbered 'exit' sign for Route 140 South, partially hidden by a traffic signal.  Turning around and heading south:

Image of overhead signs at ramp to MA 24 South with new milepost based exit numbers on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

The southbound signs at the Route 24 South 'exit'.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 24 North with new milepost based exit number on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

The Route 24 North 'exit' sign partially obscured by one of the traffic signals. 

Continuing further south on October 25 after all the signs had been renumbered, here's the new number on the ramp from Route 24 North to Route 140 South, which includes the old exit tab, as does the same sign on 140 itself:

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for County Rd/Stevens St with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support post, October 2020

The old exit number tabs typically are only one the 1-Mile advance sign, but there's not one for this exit heading south.

Overhead signs at ramp to County Road with new milepost exit numbers on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

The overheads with the new numbers for both the County Road and Stevens Street exits.

Image of gore sign for County Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

A closeup view of the renumbered gore sign and old exit tab below for the County Road exit.

Image of gore sign for Stevens Street exit with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

The large gore sign for the Stevens Street exit was not changed to a standard variety, the old exit tab was placed on the right support post under the sign,

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for MA 79 exit now with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support post on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Route 79 exit with its new number and yellow Old Exit 10 sign on the support post.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 79 exit now with new milepost based exit number on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

As stated above, while the exit number is changed, the small Old Exit number signs will only be placed on the first advance sign, not subsequent ones, such as this 1/2-mile sign for Route 79.

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 79 exit now with new milepost based exit number on MA 140 South in Taunton, October 2020

The renumbered sign at the exit ramp and gore sign with the other yellow old exit number tab below it, the same sign last week:

Image of overhead ramp sign for MA 79 exit still with sequential numbers on MA 140 South in Lakeville, October 2020

Route 79 exit's numbers were changed the night of October 20.

Image of 1-mile advance sign for the County Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit tab on support post on MA 140 South in Lakeville, October 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the next exit, County Road in Lakeville, with the Old Exit 9 sign on the support post.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for County Road exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 140 South in Lakeville, October 2020

The 1/2 mile advance with just the new exit number.

Image of overhead ramp sign for County Road exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 140 South in Lakeville, October 2020

The exit sign at the ramp to County Road.

Image of gore sign for County Road exit with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 140 South in Lakeville, October 2020

Closeup of the gore sign for the former Exit 9.

Image of 1mile advance overhead sign for Chace Road exit now with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support post on MA 140 South in Freetown, October 2020

The newly renumbered 1-Mile advance sign for the Chace Road exit, the last renumbered exit.

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Chace Road exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 140 South in Freetown, October 2020

The 1/2 mile advance with its new exit number, based on the mile marker it appears the 1/2 mile advance is 4/10 of a mile from the 1-Mile advance sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign with new milepost based exit number with new numbered gore sign beyond for Chace Road exit on MA 140 South in Freetown, October 2020

The exit sign with its new number is on the other side of the bridge from the exit ramp.

Image of gore sign for Chace Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below on MA 140 South in Freetown, October 2020

The new Exit 10 gore sign with the yellow Old Exit 8 tab below, for the last renumbered exit. I do not care much for the font of the new number overlays.

Image of 1-mile advance overhead sign for the Braley Road exit on MA 140 South in New Bedford, the first of remaining exits that did not change numbers, October 2020

The remaining exits on MA 140 keep their existing numbers, starting with Braley Road.  Turning around and heading north some more examples of new exit number signage:

Image of 1-mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support post on MA 140 North in Freetown, October 2020

The new numbers start with the 1-Mile advance sign for Chace Road in Freetown.

Image of overhead exit sign and gore sign for Chace Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab below gore sign on MA 140 North in Freetown, October 2020

The new numbered overhead and gore sign for the northbound exit.

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign for County Road exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support post on MA 140 North in Lakeville, October 2020

The 1-Mile advance for the Lake Road exit and its Old Exit 9 sign attached to the support post.

Image of overhead ramp sign and gore sign for County Road exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit tab below gore sign on MA 140 North in Lakeville, October 2020

The new numbers on the signs at the County Road exit do match up with the closest mile marker.

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for MA 79 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on support post on MA 140 North in Lakeville, October 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign for the Route 79 exit with its new number and old exit number sign.

Image of ground mounted blue services auxiliary sign with new milepost based exit number for MA 79 exit on MA 140 North in Lakeville, October 2020

The numbers on the blue services signs have been changed as well, here for the Route 79 exit.

Image of overhead ramp sign and ground mounted gore sign for MA 79 exit with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit number tab below gore sign on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The newly numbered exit sign and gore sign beyond as Route 140 enters Taunton.

Image of 1-mile advance sign for Stevens Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The 1-Mile advance sign for the single Stevens Street exit heading northbound with its Old Exit 11 sign attached.

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign for Stevens Street exit with new milepost based exit number on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The exit number for the Galleria Mall Drive auxiliary sign also has been changed.

Image of overhead ramp sign and ground mounted gore sign for Stevens Street exit both with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit number tab below gore sign on MA 140 North in Taunton, October 2020

The changed number overhead and gore signs for the Stevens Street exit.

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Rhode Island Exit Renumbering Progress in 2020

RI 24

Work started on the exit sign replacement/exit renumbering project in March. As of the weekend of June 13-14 all the signs were up, though RIDOT stated work was continuing the following week. The photos start on RI 24 South to Portsmouth then return to the Massachusetts border:

Image of newly placed Mile 7 marker on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken June 2020

In addition to putting up all the new signs, new mile markers were also placed in early June heading the correct direction with Mile 0 being at the southern end of RI 24.

Image of newly placed 1-Mile Advance ground mounted sign with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab for Fish Road on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The new 1-Mile advance for Fish Road with the new Exit number 5, and Old Exit 6 tab on top, partially hidden by branches.

Image of newly placed ground mounted auxiliary sign for Tiverton exits on RI 24 South, taken June 2020

A new auxiliary sign has also been added indicated Tiverton is reached by the next 2 exits.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance ground mounted sign for Fish Road with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab, on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The new 1/2 mile advance sign for Fish Road, in the distance is a RI 24 South Mile 6 marker.

Image of newly placed overhead ramp sign for Fish Road exit with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The overhead sign at the Fish Road exit ramp, new exit number gore sign seen in distance.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance ground mounted sign for RI 77/RI 138 exit on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The new 1/2 mile sign with new exit number (4) for the now RI 77/RI 138 North exit (sign drops To RI 177) is partially blocked by South RI 24 reassurance marker and hidden in tree branches.

Image of newly placed overhead ramp sign for RI 77/RI 138 North exit with new exit number and yellow old exit tab on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The overhead sign at the exit ramp, and new small gore sign with yellow Old Exit 5 tab below in distance. Existing and new signs for the next 2 exits can be seen in the Previous Photos section.

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance sign for To RI 138 exit on RI 24 South in Portsmouth, taken June 2020 e

New signs are also up for the last exit on RI 24 South, this the 1/2 mile advance. (Would this be better signed as TO RI 114 North since the last exit was also for RI 138 South?)

Image of newly placed South RI 24 Mile 1 Marker prior to To RI 138 South exit in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

Just prior to the exit is the newly installed South RI 24 Mile 1 marker.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for To RI 138 South exit on RI 24 South in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

The last new overhead exit sign and gore sign on RI 24 South.  Turning around....

Image of RI 24 trailblazer using MA specs at on-ramp from RI 138 in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

But first, am I getting on the ramp to MA 24 North or RI 24 North?

Image of recently placed 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for Boyds Lane exit on ramp to RI 24 North in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

The new 1-Mile advance sign for the Boyds Lane exit as seen from ramp to RI 24 North.

Image of newly placed North RI 24 Mile 1 marker at end of ramp in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

The new North RI 24 Mile 1 marker can be seen at the end of the entrance ramp.

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance ground mounted sign for Boyds Lane exit on RI 24 North in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

The new 1/2 mile advance sign for the Boyds Lane exit.

Recently placed ground mounted auxiliary sign for Boyds Lane exit on RI 24 North in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

A new auxiliary sign for the Boyds Lane exit for people looking for other bridges or education.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Boyds Lane exit on RI 24 North in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

The new overhead exit ramp sign for Boyds Lane, images for the new signs for the next exit can be seen in Previous Photos section.

Image of existing overhead sign for RI 77/RI 138 exit with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab on RI 24 North in Portsmouth, taken June 2020

The existing exit tab for the RI 77/RI 138 exit has been revised to show the new exit number and add a yellow old exit number tab above.

Image of existing overhead ramp sign for RI 77/RI 138 exit with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The overhead sign at the exit ramp with the same exit number revision and new yellow old exit number tab. 

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab for Fish Road exit on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The new overhead 1-Mile advance sign for Fish Road installed in early June with the new exit number.

Image of newly placed overhead ramp sign for Fish Road exit with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The overhead sign at the exit ramp, just behind a new Mile 5.2 marker.

Image of new exit gore sign with new exit number and yellow old exit number tab for Fish Road exit on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

A closeup of the rather small exit gore sign, and even smaller yellow Old Exit 6 tab. This is the last Rhode Island exit, but not the last new sign...

Image of newly placed 1-mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 81 exit sith RI 81 shields on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

They have also installed new advance signs for the first Massachusetts exit, Route 81, but they use RI 81 shields. RI 81 doesn't begin until 1/4 mile south of the exit.

Image of newly installed North RI 24 Mile 7 marker in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The last new North RI 24 'enhanced' mile marker before the Massachusetts border.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance ground mounted sign for MA 81 exit, with RI 81 shield, on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The new 1/2 mile advance sign for the MA 81 exit across the border, again using a RI 81 shield.

Image of newly placed 2 miles advance sign for I-195 on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

They also put up a new I-195 advance sign. Notice no exit number, and Exit 2 Miles text. If they did this due to the upcoming MassDOT Exit Renumbering Project, they didn't need to worry, the current plan is for Route 24's exits to stay the same through Exit 7, though it means that Exit 3 for I-195 West is 2 miles from the border.

Image of last new mile marker at Mile 7.4 and incomplete new blue service sign for MA 81 exit on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken June 2020

The only missing new sign spotted was one of the blue service signs for the MA 81 exit at the border, and if you're wondering how long Route 24 is in Rhode Island, it's a little more than 7.6 miles.

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Taken Memorial Day weekend supports for all the new signs had been put up, some of the new exit signs had been placed at the southern end in Portsmouth, but no exit renumbering for the first two exits in Tiverton had occurred.

Image of wrong way Mile 2 marker along RI 24 South in Tiverton, May 2020

Among other things that still need to be done are placing new mile markers that count miles going south to north, the current markers, like the one above prior to the Fish Road exit in Tiverton, start at the Mass. border and increase heading south.

Image of current Fish Road overhead exit sign with new future sign gantry behind on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken May 2020

The gantry for the future exit sign with Exit 5 tab for Fish Road on RI 24 South can be seen behind the current sign. There were also ground mounted supports in place for the 1/2 mile advance sign.

Image of ground mounted supports for future Exit 4 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 177 exit on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken May 2020

The supports for the future ground mounted advance sign for the RI 77 exit can be seen in front of the damaged overhead sign it will be replacing.

Image of newly placed ground mounted auxiliary sign for RI 77 exit on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken May 2020

A new auxiliary sign for RI 138 North has been placed 1/4 mile before the RI 77 exit southbound, RI 138 South joins RI 24 after the exit.

Image of overhead sign gantry awaiting new RI 77 exit ramp sign in front of existing sign on RI 24 South in Tiverton, taken in May 2020

The new sign gantry partially blocks the existing exit sign for RI 77, notice also the Exit 5 gore sign which will be replaced by one indicating Exit 4.

Image of overhead sign for the Anthony Road exit on RI 24 South, not to be replaced under current exit sign replacement project, taken in April 2020

The signs for the Anthony Road exit on RI 24 South were put up when the new bridge was constructed and will not be replaced, nor exit renumbered.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for RI 138 South exit on RI 24 South in Portsmouth, taken in May 2020

The only new exit signs that had put up southbound were for the RI 138 (South/West) exit, here's the 1/2 mile advance sign, with the old sign still up in front of it.

Image of newly placed overhead ramp sign for RI 138 South exit on RI 24 South in Portsmouth, taken in May 2020

The new overhead at the exit ramp stands alone, the older sign was removed here.  Turning around and heading north...

Image of new ground mounted 1-mile advance sign for Hummock Avenue exit on RI 24/138 North in Portsmouth

Both advance signs are new for the Hummock Avenue exits, this one the 1-Mile advance.

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance sign for the Hummock Road exit on RI 24/138 North in Portsmouth, taken in May 2020

The new 1/2 mile sign is partly hidden by branches.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Anthony Road exit on RI 24 South in Portsmouth that will not be replaced under current sign replacement contract, taken in April 2020

The ramp sign is newish, replaced as part of the bridge construction project.

Image of existing sign for RI 77/138 North not to be replaced by current sign replacement contract on RI 24/138 North on Sakonnet River bridge, taken in May 2020

The RI 77/RI 138 North exit sign in this direction also is new and will not be replaced, though the exit number for it and the gore sign will be changed to 4.

Image of new gantry placed for future 1/2 mile advance sign for Fish Road exit on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken in May 2020

The gantry for the future 1/2 mile advance sign for Fish Road stands behind the current sign.

Image of new sign gantry for future overhead ramp sign for Fish Road exit on RI 24 North in Tiverton, taken in May 2020

As does the gantry for the future overhead sign at the exit ramp. This was the last new gantry seen, unknown whether RIDOT plans to updated the MA 81 exit signs on their side of the border.

RI 10

Contractors started placing the new exit numbers the week of February 17 and was completed a week later:

US 1 (Old Exit 1 / New Exit 1A)

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 1 exit on RI 10 South with new exit number and old exit number tab, taken March 2020

The signage at the ramp to US 1 on RI 10 South, showing the old exit number tab on the sign above the exit number and below the number on the gore sign.

Image of overhead signs on RI 10 North for US 1 and I-95 exits with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, taken March 2020

Now heading north on RI 10 with the first exit signs for US 1 North and I-95.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 1 North exit on RI 10 North in Providence showing new exit number and old exit number tab, taken March 2020

The exit northbound is for US 1 North only. The wide gore sign with the yellow old exit tab below.

I-95  (Old Exits 2 A/B / New Exits 1 B/ C)

Image of overhead signage at ramp to RI 2 on RI 10 South in Providence, with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, taken March 2020

The first advance sign for the I-95 exit on RI South is prior to the RI 2 exit.

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-95 exits on RI 10 South in Providence with new exit numbers and old exit numbers tab, taken March 2020

The ramp off of RI 10 South serves both I-95 exits.

Heading back north:

Image of overhead signs for I-95 exits on RI 10 North in Providence with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, taken in March 2020

The old exit tab over the I-95 South 1/2 mile advance sign is next to the sign on the gantry itself, not on top like the I-95 North sign.

Image of overhead exit sign for I-95 South exit on RI 10 North in Providence with new exit number and old exit number tab taken in March 2020

RI 2 (Old Exit 3 / New Exit 2A)

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 2 exit on RI 10 South in Providence with new exit number and old exit number tab, taken in March 2020

The first sign southbound is the 1/2 mile advance sign just after the Mile 2 marker.

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign updated with new exit number for RI 2 exit on RI 10 South in Providence, taken in March 2020

The existing Cranston auxiliary marker had its exit number changed creating an uneven appearance.

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance sign for RI 2 exit on RI 10 South in Providence with new exit number and old exit number tab on top of sign, taken in March 2020

The 1/4 mile advance sign is at the 1.6 mile mark.

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 2 exit on RI 10 North in Providence with new exit number and old exit number tab on top, taken in March 2020

The 1/2 mile advance sign northbound, the first RI 2 exit sign with old exit tab on top.

Image of cantilever 1/4 mile advance sign for RI 2 exit on RI 10 North in Providence with new exit number and old exit number tab, taken in March 2020

The next sign can't decide whether it's a short overhead or tall ground mounted 1/4 Mile advance sign.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to RI 2 on RI 10 North in Providence with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs on top, taken in March 2020

The last of the RI 2 signs also share the overhead gantry with the first sign for the Industrial Park/Niantic Drive exit, a rare 1-Mile advance sign, heading further on RI 10 North.

Industrial Park / Niantic Drive (NB) (Old Exit 4 / New Exit 2 B)

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance sign for Industrial Park exit on RI 10 North in Providence, with new exit number and old exit number tab on top, taken in March 2020

The 1/2 mile advance is the second sign for this exit heading north on RI 10.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to the Industrial Park/Niantic Avenue exit on RI 10 North in Providence with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, one mounted to the side gantry post, taken in March 2020

The final sign for Industrial Park/Niantic Ave. shares the gantry with the first sign for the Union Avenue exit, the left old exit tab mounted on the gantry post.

Cranston Street (SB) (Old Exit 4 /New Exit 2B)

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance for the Cranston Street exit on RI 10 South in Providence, with new exit number and old exit tab mounted on cantilever support, taken in March 2020

Heading south on RI 10 new Exit 2B is for Cranston Street. Here the old exit tab is mounted to the right of the sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Cranston Street exit on RI 10 South in Providence with new exit number and old exit number sign posted below, taken in March 2020

The old exit tab for the exit sign is now actually a ground mounted sign behind the overhead support post.

Union Avenue (New Exit 3A / Old Exit 5)

Image of orange temporary exit sign for Union Avenue on RI 10 South in US 6 interchange construction zone in Providence, with old exit number, taken in March 2020

The first sign on South RI 10 for Union Avenue is a temporary 1/4 Mile advance sign with the old exit number.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Union Avenue exit on RI 10 South in Providence with new exit number and old exit number tab on top, taken in March 2020

The overhead sign at the exit has the right number and, unlike the Cranston Street sign seen in the distance, has the old exit tab on top.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to Union Avenue on RI 10 North in Providence with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, only one on top, taken in March 2020

The overhead signs at the exit for Union Avenue feature one old exit tab on top, the other on a separate sign behind. If you're are wondering about Exit 3B, it is reserved for the future exit for US 6 West.

Image of new exit number gore sign with old exit number tab below for the Union Avenue exit on RI 10 North in Providence, taken in March 2020

The new gore sign for the Union Avenue exit.

Westminster Street / Olneyville Square (Old Exit 6 / New Exit 3C)

Image of orange temporary exit sign for the Westminster Avenue exit, used also for US 6 West during interchange construction project in Providence with new exit number and old exit number sign below, taken in March 2020

The only other sign for the Westminster Street exit is this orange temporary sign also directing traffic, for now, to US 6 West with a more permanent old exit sign mounted below.

For those curious about the US 6 / NC 10 interchange construction project, a photo heading southbound prior to the Union Avenue exit:

Image of bridge being constructed in median of NC 10 as part of US 6 interchange reconstruction project, taken in March 2020

Also spotted in the construction area along RI 10 South:

Image of erroneous South US 10 reassurance marker in median of US 6/RI 10 interchange construction area, taken in March 2020

RI 37

Contractors also completed placing new exit number signs on RI 37 during February:

I-295 (WB) Exit Numbers (1 A/B) stay the same

RI 2 New London Avenue / Reservoir Avenue (Old Exits 2 A / B, New Exits 1 C / D)

Ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 2 exits on RI 37 East in Cranston with new exit numbers and old exit number tab posted at bottom of sign, taken in March 2020

The first sign eastbound, the 1/2 mile advance has the old exit number tab at the bottom, similar to the gore signs.

Image of ground mounted advisory sign about the changing of exit numbers along RI 37 in the Fall of 2019, taken March 2020

The advisory sign for eastbound traffic about the exit number changes that didn't happen until the winter of 2020.

Image of overhead ramp sign for RI 2 South exit on RI 37 East in Cranston with new exit number and old exit number sign mounted on support post, taken in March 2020

The old exit number tab in this case is mounted on the right support post of the overhead exit sign.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to RI 2 North on RI 37 East in Cranston with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, one on top, taken in March 2020

While the old exit number tab for RI 2 North is also on the support post, the Pontiac Avenue sign has it on top.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to Pontiac Avenue on RI 37 West in Cranston with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, one on top of sign, taken in March 2020

Heading westbound, the Pontiac Avenue old exit tab is mounted on the sign, but the one for the two RI 2 exits is ground mounted just in front of the sign.

Image of overhead ramp sign for RI 2 North on RI 37 West in Cranston with new exit number and old exit number sign on support post, taken in March 2020

The overhead exit sign for RI 2 North in this direction with the yellow old exit tab on the support post.

Image of overhead ramp sign for RI 2 South on RI 37 West in Cranston with new exit number and old exit number sign mounted to ground, taken in March 2020

The old exit information for RI 2 South, however, is on a separate sign behind the overhead support post.

Image of new exit number gore sign with yellow old exit number tab below for RI 2 South exit on RI 37 West in Cranston, taken in March 2020

Behind this closeup of the new RI 2 South exit gore sign you can see the 1/2 Mile advance sign for I-295 with the same exit numbers.

Pontiac Avenue / Pastore Govt. Center (Old Exit 3 / New Exit 1E)

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance sign for Pontiac Avenue exit on RI 37 East in Cranston with new exit number and old exit number tab posted on sign support, taken in March 2020

The signs for Pontiac Avenue features the only case of an E suffixed exit in Rhode Island.

Overhead signage at ramp to Pontiac Avenue on RI 37 East in Cranston with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs on top of signs, taken in March 2020

The overhead signs at the Pontiac Avenue exit feature, unlike most similar signs, both yellow old exit tabs on top of the new exit number tab.

Interstate 95 (Old Exits 4 A/B New Exits 2 A/B)

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance sign for I-95 South exit on RI 37 East in Cranston with new exit number, but no old exit number tab, taken in March 2020

The 1/4 Mile advance sign for I-95 South on RI 37 East does not feature an old exit number tab.

Overhead signage at ramp to I-95 South on RI 37 East in Cranston featuring new exit number and 1 old exit number tab, taken in March 2020

The old exit number tabs on the overhead signs at the I-95 South exit ramp feature one on the top to the left of the sign, the other on the right support post.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to I-95 North on RI 37 East in Cranston featuring new exit numbers and old exit number tabs on top of signs, taken in March 2020

The old exit tabs for the next overhead signs are back on top.

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance exit only sign for I-95 North exit on RI 37 West in Cranston with new exit number and old exit number tab on bottom horizontal support beam, taken in March 2020

The first sign for the I-95 North exit headed west has the old exit number tab on the lower horizontal support beam, the RI 37 exit number change advisory sign in distance.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to I-95 North on RI 37 West in Cranston with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs placed on support posts, taken in March 2020

The signage for the I-95 South exit heading west on RI 37 is diagrammatic, the old exit sign placed in front of it, the one for I-95 North to the right of that sign.

Image of new exit number gore sign with yellow old exit number tab below at ramp to I-95 North on RI 37 West in Cranston, taken in March 2020

Closeup of the new gore sign for the I-95 North exit ramp.

Image of overhead signage at ramp to I-95 South on RI 37 West in Cranston with new exit numbers and old exit number tabs, one on top of sign, taken in March 2020

The second diagrammatic for I-95 South, with ground mounted old exit tab, the old exit tab for the Pontiac Avenue 1/2 Mile advance sign is on the top.

US 1 / Post Road (EB) (New Exits 3 A/B Old Exits 4 A/B)

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance sign for US 1 South exit on RI 37 East in Cranston with new exit number and old exit number tab on support beam, taken in March 2020

The exit only overhead for US 1 South features an old exit tab on one of the horizontal support posts.

Image of overhead signage for US 1 exits at end of RI 37 East in Cranston featuring new exit numbers and old exit number tabs on horizontal support beam, taken in March 2020

The overheads at the split of the ramps at the end of RI 37 East have old exit number tabs also on the horizontal support beams.

Image of new gore signs at split of US 1 ramps at end of RI 37 East in Cranston, without old exit tabs below, taken in March 2020

The exit gore signs at the split of the US 1 North and South ramps have the new exit number, but no yellow old exit number tab.

I-195

The next phase of exit renumbering started with I-195 on January 28. The following photos were taken on February 9 after most of the project had been completed. Starting westbound:

Image of variable message sign indicating start of exit renumbering project on I-195 West just across Massachusetts border

The variable message sign and small green sign beyond indicate the exit renumbering project along I-195 has begun.

Image of ground mounted 1-mile advance sign for To RI 103/US 44 East exit with new milepost exit number and yellow old exit number tab on I-195 West in East Providence

The first new exit number sign is for the To 103/US 44 (East) exit in East Providence, Old 6, Now 2. The exit signs are new, in place after a bridge reconstruction project, and feature too small lower case text.

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based number and yellow old exit tab on I-195 West in East Providence

The 1/2 mile advance is an overhead sign, with the same too small text problem.

Image of overhead ramp sign for To RI 102, US 44 exit with new milepost exit number and yellow old exit tab on I-195 West in East Providence

As the I-95 exit sign reads, New Exit 2 is 2 miles from the end of I-195 West in Providence, the rest of the exits use Mile 1.

Image of new milepost exit gore sign for To RI 102/US 44 exit with yellow old exit tab below on I-195 West in East Providence

The new milepost based number gore sign, the old exit tab below is partially hidden.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 Mile advance sign for Gano Street with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit tab on I-195 West in East Providence

The 1/2-Mile advance sign for the Gano Street exit, former Exit 3, now Exit 1D, partially hidden by brush.

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance sign for Gano Street exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit tab on I-195 West in East Providence

The Gano Street 1/4 mile advance sign with the Old Exit 3 tab on top.

Image of overhead signs for Gano Street and US 44 West with new milepost based exit numbers and old exit number tabs on I-195 West in East Providence

The gantry with the exit sign for Gano Street also features the 1/2 mile advance sign for US 44 West, formerly Exit 2. The new gore sign for Exit 1D can be seen further in the distance.

Image of overhead 1/4 mile advance sign for US 44 West exit with new milepost based number and yellow old exit tab on I-195 West in Providence

The overhead exit ramp sign for the US 44 West has the last new exit number heading west on I-195.

Image of overhead sign gantry with last two exits on I-195 West before it ends at I-95 in Providence, RI

The numbers for the exits after the split of ramps for I-95 at the end of I-195 West remain the same.

Image of overhead signage at the end of I-195 West in Providence with no change in exit numbers

The exit for Eddy Street uses the ramp to I-95 South while you must use the ramp to I-95 North to access Point Street.

Turning around and heading back east:

Image of overhead signage with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit tabs on I-195 East in Providence

Signage at the beginning of I-195 East with new numbers for the Gano Street and US 44/RI 103 East exits and yellow old exit tabs above. The right support post used to have a sign indicating there was no Exit 1.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Gano Street exit with new milepost based number and yellow old exit number tab on I-195 East in Providence

Gano Street is now Exit 1A heading eastbound, vs. 1D westbound.

Image of new milepost based number gore sign for Gano Street exit and added yellow old exit number tab below on I-195 East in Providence

The new milepost based gore sign for the Gano Street exit.

Image of overhead advance signs for US 44 and RI 103 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit tabs on I-195 East in East Providence

The overhead signs for the RI 103 and US 44 exits, as the Old Exit 4 tab indicates, the US 44 exit is now split into two separate exits.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 44 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow former exit tab on I-195 East in East Providence

The overhead exit sign for US 44 East, now split into B and C exit ramps.

Image of new milepost exit number gore sign for US 44 East exit on I-195 East in East Providence

Closeup of the new gore sign for the US 44 East exit with the signs for the split between US 44 and Riverside Avenue seen in the distance on the right and the exit sign for RI 103 in the distance on the left.

Image of new milepost based exit number gore sign with yellow old exit tab below for RI 103 exit on I-195 East in East Providence

Closeup of new Exit 1D gore sign for the RI 103 exit ramp on I-195 East.

Image of overhead advance signs, one incomplete, with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit tabs for RI 114 and Pawtucket Avenue exits on I-195 East in East Providence

The 1-Mile advance sign for RI 114 is missing its top, perhaps with a new exit number yet to be installed , while the Broadway exit is now Exit 2A.

Image of overhead ramp sign with new milepost based number and yellow old exit number tab for Broadway/Pawtucket Avenue exit on I-195 East in East Providence

The exit sign for the Broadway exit, New Exit 2A, has a couple extra street, Warren and Pawtucket Avenues, listed.

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit tab for RI 114 South exit on I-195 East in East Providence

The 1/2 mile overhead is complete for RI 114 South, an earlier ground mounted sign can be seen behind it.

Image of overhead signs for RI 114 and US 6 exits with new milepost based exit numbers and yellow old exit tabs on I-195 East in East Providence

This overhead gantry has the 1/4 mile advance sign for the last RI exit for US 6. This exit is actually past milepost 3, but perhaps due to the short distance after the RI 114 exit, they decided to make it Exit 2C.

Image of new gore sign with milepost based exit number and yellow old exit tab below for RI 114 South exit on I-195 East in East Providence

The new number gore sign for the RI 114 South exit,

Image of ramp sign for US 6 exit with new milepost based exit number and yellow old exit number tab on I-195 East in East Providence

The exit sign for the US 6/Pawtucket Avenue exit, featuring the too small lower case lettering as seen heading west, the last new exit number sign in Rhode Island.

Additional photo, not of new exit signs, but reassurance markers missing their directional banners, heading west after the Gano Street exit:

Image of I-195 and US 1A reassurance marker missing their directional banners on I-195 West in East Providence

This part of I-195 also carries US 6 and US 44 West and US 1A (or is it RI 1A?). There are no reassurance markers for US 6 or 44, those routes only appear on the overhead signage. US 1A has a reassurance marker but does not appear on any signs.

Here is a traffic camera image taken the January 29 showing exit numbers change for former Exits 2, 4 and 5 headed east near the interchange with I-95:

RIDOT traffic camera image of new exit numbers on overhead signs on I-195 East just after the I-95 interchange in Providence

RI 146 EXIT NUMBERING (2019-2020)

As part of the RI effort, though under a separate contract, mile based exit numbers were added to RI 146 between Providence and the Massachusetts state line starting in 2019. The contract has 2 parts. Part 1 added mileage based exit numbers to new signage going up between RI 99 and the Mass. border and new exit number signs to support posts of the remaining exits along with new mileage based exit number gore signs. During Part 2 the exit signs themselves will be replaced in 2020. Here are photos of the signage put up during the first part of the contract:

Starting at the southern end at I-95 and heading north:

Image of overhead ramp sign with added Exit 1 sign for Branch Avenue exit on RI 146 North in Providence

An 'Exit 1' sign has been added to the support post for the existing Branch Avenue exit overhead sign.

Image of new milepost based exit number gore sign for Branch Avenue exit on RI 146 North in Providence

The new Exit 1 gore sign for the Branch Avenue exit, the to be replaced RI 15 exit 1 mile advance sign can be seen in the distance.

Image of Exit 2 sign placed on support post of RI 15 ramp sign on RI 146 North in North Providence

An 'Exit 2' sign has been added to the support post at the RI 15/Mineral Springs exit in North Providence.

Image of new milepost based number gore sign for RI 15 exit on RI 146 North in North Providence

The new gore sign for the RI 15/Mineral Springs Road exit.

Image of new Exit 4 sign added to support post for Twin River Road exit on RI 146 in Lincoln

The next exit is 4, with a sign posted on the support post before the Twin River Road bridge in Lincoln.

Image of new milepost based exit number gore sign for the Twin River Road exit on RI 146 North in Lincoln

The new Exit 4 gore sign for the Twin River Road exit, with  4.4 mile marker behind, confirming the right number.

Image of new milepost based exit number 5 sign on support post for RI 123 exit on RI 146 North in Lincoln

An Exit 5 sign attached to the support post of the overhead RI 123 exit sign, with new gore sign seen in the distance.

Image of new Exit 6 sign attached to support of RI 116 ramp sign on RI 146 North in Lincoln

An Exit 7 sign is mounted to the support post for the RI 116 exit sign approaching I-295 on RI 146 North.

Image of temporar I-295/RI 99 exit sign in construction zone for new truck toll gantry on RI 146 North in Lincoln

A temporary exit sign due to ongoing construction followed by a new RIDOT truck toll gantry.

Image of new milepost based exit number sign on support posts for overhead signs at ramp to I-295 North from RI 146 North in Lincoln

The support post for the overhead signs at the I-295 North ramp has an Exit 8A sign (taken from the express lanes on RI 146 North, next time I'll use the local lanes).

Image of new milepost exit number sign on support posts for overhead signs at ramp to I-295 South on RI 146 North in Lincoln

The Exit 8B sign is on the support post for the I-295 South exit sign prior to the I-295 bridges.

Image of recently placed milepost based gore sign for I-295 South exit on RI 146 North in Lincoln

As seen from under the I-295 bridges, the new gore sign for the I-295 South exit.

Image of recently placed Exit 8C sign on support posts for overhead signs at RI 99 exit off of RI 146 North in Lincoln

The new Exit 8C sign is posted on the support prior to the RI 99 exit at mile marker 8.4.

Image of newly placed milepost based exit number gore sign for RI 99 North exit on RI 146 North in Lincoln

The new gore sign for the RI 99 North exit, the freeway temporarily ends beyond the bridge in the distance.

Image of recently placed milepost based exit number sign attached to existing overhead sign gantry for RI 146A exit on RI 146 North in Smithfield

Prior to the start of the next freeway section, the 1/2 mile advance sign support get the Exit 10 sign, this is the last sign northbound to replaced under Part 2 of the RI 146 sign replacement project later in 2020.

Image of new overhead signage with milepost based exit number for RI 146A North exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The overhead exit sign was replaced under Part 1 of the replacement project and has an Exit 10 tab, the gore sign had been placed back in the spring of 2019.

 Image of new overhead signs for RI 146 North exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

Here's the previous overhead signage at the RI 146 North exit, after the Exit 10 gore sign had been placed.

Image of newly placed exit number gore sign at RI 146A North exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

A closeup of the gore sign with the new number for the RI 146A North exit from last summer.

Image of recently placed North RI 146 reassurance marker following RI 146A exit in North Smithfield

The new North RI 146 reassurance marker following the North RI 146A exit.

Image of newly placed ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 104 exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 114 with new exit number, 11, prior to old overhead sign not yet taken down in 2019.

Image of the recently placed overhead ramp sign with new milepost exit number for the RI 104 exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The overhead exit sign prior to the ramp to RI 104, the bridge over RI 104 is under construction.

Image of new exit number gore sign for RI 104 exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

A closeup of the gore sign taken in the summer of 2019.

Image of recently placed 1 mile advance sign for Pound Hill Road exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The 1-mile advance sign with new exit number, 13, for he Pound Hill Road exit.

Image of newly placed auxiliary sign for Pound Hill Road exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

This auxiliary sign for the Pound Hill Road exit has also been installed as well as....

Image of 1/2 mile ground mounted advance sign for Pound Hill Road on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The 1/2 mile advance sign, the last new exit sign going northbound until the fall of 2019.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign for Pound Hill Road on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The overhead sign at the ramp to Pound Hill Road was installed later in 2019.

Image of new exit number gore sign for Pound Hill Road exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

There is a new Exit 13 gore sign at the Pound Hill Road off-ramp.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The first sign for the last RI 146 exit is a 3/4 mile advance sign in between ramps for Pound Hill Road.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The next sign is only 1/4 mile away, another ground mounted sign.

image of recently placed overhead auxiliary sign with new milepost based number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The auxiliary sign for the RI 146A exit is an overhead version, guess they thought drivers would really want to know how to get to RI 5 and 102.

image of recently placed overhead ramp sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

The exit sign is an overhead version as well, the last exit on RI 146 North before the Massachusetts border.

Image of new exit number gore sign for RI 4/RI 102 exit on RI 146 North in North Smithfield

A closeup view of the Exit 14 gore sign, put up in the spring of 2019.

Turning around and heading back south on RI 146

Image of State of Rhode Island welcome sign on RI 146 South entering North Smithfield

The Rhode Island Welcome Sign. Are you not welcomed if you do not stay in lane?

Image of ground mounted 1-Mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The 1-Mile advance sign with new exit number for RI 146A heading south, couldn't they make the route numbers a little bigger?

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The auxiliary sign south bound is not an overhead sign.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The 1/2 Mile advance sign, some trees were cut down in front of it to help with visibility.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 146A exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The overhead exit sign for RI 146A at milepost 14.6.

Image of recently placed milepost based number gore sign for RI 146A exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The new Exit 14 gore sign. Also appears to be new To RI 5/102 trailblazers along the ramp.

Image of ground mounted 1-Mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for Pound Hill Road exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

A closeup view of the ground mounted 1-Mile advance sign for Pound Hill Road right after the RI 146A off-ramp.

Image of recently placed South RI 146 reassurance marker following on-ramp from RI 146A exit in North Smithfield

One of the new South RI 146 reassurance marker following the RI 146A on-ramp in North Smithfield.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for Pound Hill Road exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The 1/2 Mile advance sign for Pound Hill Road with its new exit number.

Image of ground mounted auxiliary sign with new milepost based number for Pound Hill Road exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

A new auxiliary sign for Pound Hill Road, featuring the CVS District Center.

Image of recently placed overhead ramp sign with new milepost based exit number for Pound Hill Road exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The overhead exit sign for Pound Hill Road and new gore sign at the off-ramp.

Image of 1-mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 104 exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The new 1-Mile advance sign for the RI 104 exit and another reassurance marker.

Image of recently placed brown attractions auxiliary sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 104 exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The one new brown auxiliary attractions sign along RI 146 South.

Image of recently placed 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based number for RI 104 exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The 1/2 mile advance in front of one of the new bridges built over RI 146 in recent years.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign with new milepost based exit number for RI 104 exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The exit sign for RI 104 is ground mounted, unlike the other exits further north.

Image of recently placed new milepost based number gore sign for RI 104 exit on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The new gore sign for the RI 104 exit, now Exit 11.

Image of recently placed ground mounted gore sign for Sayles Hill Road, without an exit number, on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The new 1/2 mile for the Sayles Road exit does not feature an exit number, possibly because the ramp is after the RI 146 freeway ends temporarily in North Smithfield.

Image of recently placed ground mounted guide sign regarding upcoming left for RI 146A North on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The freeway ends at the merge with RI 146A South ahead. The recently placed sign indicates traffic should be in the left lane to access that route heading north.

Image of recently placed guide sign along RI 146 South indicating traffic should be in left lane to access RI 146 and RI 146A North, in North Smithfield

The next sign is directed at both traffic on RI 146 headed for RI 146A North and merged traffic from RI 146A South looking for RI 146 North.

Image of recently placed ground mounted sign for Sayles Road exit at ramp to RI 146A North on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

The Sayles Road 'exit' sign opposite the left lane ramp to North RI 146/RI 146A.

Image of recently placed ground mounted sign advising traffic how to reach TF Green Airport on RI 146 South in North Smithfield

After the Sayles Road ramps there is a small sign advising traffic how to get to T.F. Green Airport.

Image of new milepost based number gore sign at start of second section of RI 146 South Freeway in North Smithfield

The intersection with Reservoir Road just prior to the re-start of the freeway has received an Exit 9 gore sign despite a short ramp that ends at a stop sign trying to access RI 146 South.

Image of new milepost exit sign on support for I-295/RI 116 ramp sign on RI 146 South in Lincoln

The support post here has a sign with 3 new milepost based exit number, for I-295 South and North and RI 116.

Image of sign with milepost based exit number on support for I-295 South overhead ramp sign on RI 146 South in Lincoln

There is a separate sign for I-295 South's new exit number on the support post prior to the ramp, it appears the sign for I-295 North is in more need of replacement.

Image of new milepost based exit number sign on support posts for overhead ramp sign for I-295 North on RI 146 South in Lincoln

The new number for I-295 North, hopefully the next sign will not say 'Boston, Ma.'

Image of new milepost based number gore sign for I-295 North exit on RI 146 South in Lincoln

The gore sign for the I-295 North exit, placed in the spring of 2019.

The contractor has also placed most of the other new number gore signs along the RI 146 South from I-295 to at least RI 15, by end of June 2019:

Image of new exit number gore sign for North RI 116 exit on RI 146 South in Lincoln

The gore sign for the North RI 116 exit, Exit 7A.

Image of overhead sign and new exit number gore sign for RI 123 exit on RI 146 South in Lincoln

The existing overhead sign and new exit number, 5, gore sign for the RI 123 exit. (also new exit number 6 gore sign at RI 246 exit, not photographed).

Image of overhead signs and new exit number gore tabs at Twin River Road exit on RI 146 South in Lincoln

Hard to see, but the new exit number for the Twin River Road (and Casino) exit is 4B.

Image of new exit number gore sign and exit ramp overhead sign for RI 246 exit on RI 146 South in Lincoln

The new exit number gore sign for the RI 246/Old Louquisset Pike exit is 4A.

Image of new exit number gore sign for RI 15 exit on RI 146 South in North Providence

The last new exit number gore sign I photographed was at the RI 15 exit in North Providence, new Exit 2.

Link to Flickr Photo Gallery of new RI 78 Sign Images

Images of new exit numbers and signs on RI 4 and RI 403 taken on March 17, 2019:

RI 4

Image of first new overhead advance sign with new exit number and old exit number tab on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The first new sign southbound with new exit number is the 1/4 advance sign for the RI 401 exit just after leaving I-95.

Image of new overhead ramp sign with new exit number and old exit number tab on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The sign at the exit ramp is also new with the Old Exit 8 tab, however, the pull through sign was not replaced.

Image of new exit gore sign with old exit number tab for RI 401 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The new gore sign with yellow old exit tab below for the RI 401 exit.

Image of new exit sign with unchanged exit number for RI 403/RI 402 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The 1-Mile advance sign for the RI 403/RI 402 exit was replaced although the exit number did not change.

Image of existing overhead sign, not replaced, for RI 403/RI 402 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The overhead 1/2 Mile advance sign was not replaced, the mile marker below is for Mile 8.

Image of new 1 mile advance overhead sign for RI 2 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The 1 1/2 mile advance overhead sign was given the new exit number and old exit number tab. The new exit signs to come no longer include the south direction.

Image of new 3/4 mile advance sign for RI 2 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The new 3/4 mile advance sign for the RI 2 exit is ground mounted, as was the original sign (see photos below).

Image of new ramp sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The new ramp sign is partially obscured by trees, hope they plan to take care of this problem before spring comes.

Image of new exit number gore sign with old exit number tab for RI 2 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

New gore sign with the new number, 5 and the old number, 6, tab on RI 4 South.

Image of new auxiliary sign with new exit number for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 South in Exeter

The exit number was changed on this auxiliary sign for the upcoming RI 2/RI 102 exit.

Image of new 1-Mile advance sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 South in Exeter

New 1-Mile advance sign for the RI 2/RI 102 exits, the text of the VMS sign beyond was special for St. Patrick's Day.

Image of new 1/2 mile sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2/RI 102 exits on RI 4 South in Exeter

The 1/2 Mile advance duplicates the 1-Mile.

Image of revised auxiliary sign with new exit number for train station for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 South in Exeter

Another revised auxiliary sign, this for the commuter rail station in Wickford.

Image of new exit gore sign for RI 2 South, RI 102 West exit on RI 4 South in Exeter

The new exit number gore sign for the first RI 2/RI 102 exit with the old exit tab below.

Image of new ramp sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2 North/RI 102 South exit on RI 4 South in Exeter

The new ground-mounted sign for the second RI 2/RI 102 exit.

Image of new gore sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2 North/RI 102 South exit on RI 4 South in Exeter

The new gore sign with old exit number tab for the last exit on RI 4 South in Exeter.

Image of existing last exit number sign on RI 4 South in Exeter

If you doubt this is the last exit on RI 4 South, there's this sign for confirmation. Turning around and heading north...

Image of new 1 mile advance sign for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 North in Exeter

The 1-Mile advance sign for the combined RI 2/RI 102 exit heading northbound.

Image of new high-mounted blue services sign for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 North in Exeter

This new tall blue services sign apparently is leaving room for additional logos in the future.

Image of new 1/2 mile advance sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 North in Exeter

The new 1/2 mile advance sign for now Exit 3 is somewhat of a let down after the services sign.

Image of new ramp sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 North in Exeter

The mile marker helps confirm the new exit number on the ramp sign for the RI  2 / RI 102 exit is correct.

Image of new gore sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2/RI 102 exit on RI 4 North in Exeter

The new exit number gore sign for the RI 2 / RI 102 exit on RI 4 North.

Image of new 1-mile advance sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The new ground-mounted 1-mile advance sign with new exit number for the RI 2 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich.

Image of new 1/2 mile advance sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The 1/2 mile was the same, and then the ramp sign with different length supports due to it being mounted on a hill.

Image of new gore sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 2 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The new gore sign for the RI 2 exit followed by the unchanged overhead 1-mile advance sign for the RI 403 exit (photos of new exit numbers on that route below).

Image of new auxiliary sign with new exit number for RI 104 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The auxiliary sign for New England Tech sports the new exit number for the RI 401 exit ahead.

Image of new 1-mile advance sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 401/RI 2/ I-95 (North) exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The new RI 401 exit 1-Mile advance sign features RI 2 and I-95 which should have a 'To' in front of them, and a North for I-95.

Image of new auxilary sign with new exit number for RI 104 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The new auxiliary sign has the new number, but would it be simpler just to say Division Street?

Image of new 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 401 East exit with new exit number and old exit number tab on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The new 1/4 mile advance sign is only for the RI 401 East exit.

Image of new overhead signs with new exit numbers and old exit number tab at RI 403 East ramp from RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The 1/4 mile overhead for the RI 401 exit does not have an old exit number tab and doesn't include RI 2.

Image of new overhead ramp sign with new exit number and old exit number tab for RI 401 West to RI 2 I-95 North exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The ramp sign for the RI 401 exit does have an old exit number tab and includes both RI 2 and I-95 shields.

Image of new gore sign with new exit number and old exit number tab at RI 104 West exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The mile marker confirms that this last gore sign on RI 4 North has the correct exit number.

RI 403

Image of new 1-mile advance sign for West Davisville Road exit with new exit number on RI 403 West in Kingsdale

RIDOT installed new exit signs with exit numbers, this the 1-mile advance for the West Davisville Road exit, now numbered Exit 2.

Image of new 1/2 mile advance sign for West Davisville Road exit on RI 403 East in Davisville

The new 1/2 Mile advance sign with the same text.

Image of new exit number tab on top of existing overhead ramp sign for West Davisville Road exit on RI 403 East in Davisville

For the overhead ramp sign, a new exit number tab was placed on top of the existing sign.

Image of new exit number gore sign for West Davisville Road exit on RI 403 East in Davisville

The new Exit 2 gore sign, now no longer hidden behind the previous version (see photo below).

Image of new exit number tab on top of existing 1/2 mile advance sign for US 1 exit on RI 403 East in Davisville

The 1/2 mile advance sign for the US 1 / Davisville Road exit is now redundant since a new tab was placed on the old sign which had exit in its text.

Image of auxiliary sign with new exit number for Davisville Road exit on RI 403 East in Davisville

This advance sign could have taken advantage of the new exit number and said Exit 3 instead of Davisville Road.

Image of existing overhead signs with new exit number tab for US 1/Davisville Road exit on RI 403 East in Davisville

Again, a new exit number 3 tab was placed on the existing overhead signs at the exit ramp to US 1 /Davisville Road.

Image of new exit number gore sign at US 1/Davisville Road exit on RI 403 East in Davisville

The new exit number 3 gore sign and new overhead signage showing a split into Exit 3A (US 1) and Exit 3B (Davisville Road).

Image showing a closer view of new exit signage at split of ramps to US 1 and Davisville Road with new exit numbers on RI 403 East in Davisville

A closer view of gore sign at the split of the ramps for US 1 and Davisville Road eastbound, the last exit. Turning around...

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign with new exit number tab for To US 1 exit on RI 403 West in Davisville

The first exit sign westbound is the 1/2 mile advance for the TO US 1 / Post Road exit, a new Exit 3 tab placed on the existing sign.

Image of existing overhead ramp sign with new exit number tab for To US 1 exit on RI 403 West in Davisville

Likewise for the overhead ramps sign, a new Exit 3 tab sits on top of the existing sign.

Image of new exit number gore sign for the To US 1 exit on RI 403 West in Davisville

The new Exit 3 gore sign is also no longer hidden behind the old sign as it was in early December. This is the last numbered exit westbound.

Image of new sign, without exit number for RI 4 exit at end of RI 403 West

The exit signs for RI 4 were not given numbers, this being a new sign for the RI 4 exit.

Image of overhead ramp signs at end of RI 403 West at RI 4, no RI 4 shield on southbound exit sign

The existing signs at the RI 4 ramp split still are missing a shield for the RI 4 exit.


Earlier Photos taken in December 2018:

On December 10, 2018, RIDOT started placing new exit numbers, and in some cases, new signs, along RI 4 and RI 78, and adding exit numbers to RI 403 and the Airport Connector. These photos were taken early in the project on December 14:

RI 4

Image of new advisory sign for RI 4 exit renumbering at beginning of RI 4 South at I-95

Seen through glare is one of 2 advisory signs informing drivers of the upcoming exit number change, this southbound after the I-95 ramp.

Image of new sign posts placed for RI 2 exit with new exit number on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

Sign posts have been placed for a new exit sign for the RI 2 South exit, new Exit 5.

Image of new Exit 5 gore sign with old exit number tab sitting begin to be removed Exit 6 sign on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The new Exit 5 gore sign for RI 2 South with Old Exit 6 tab sits behind the old Exit 6 sign waiting for the rest of the new signs to be installed.

Image of new sign posts for RI 102 exit with new exit number on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

New sign posts await a new Exit 4 1-Mile advance sign for RI 102 on RI 4 South.

Image of sign posts for new 1./2 mile advance sign with new exit numbers for RI 102 exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

Another set of support posts await a new numbered (3A/B) 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 102 on RI 4 South.

Image of sign contractor truck about to put up new sign posts ahead ofn RI 102 North exit on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The sign contractor (Liddell Bros.) at work at the exit ramp to RI 102 North.

Image of new Exit 3B gore sign sitting behind current Exit 5B sign awaiting removal on RI 4 South at RI 102 exit

Another new gore sign with new number sitting behind former exit number sign to be removed when the remainder of the new exit signs for RI 102 are put up.

Image of new sign posts for RI 102 South exit ramp sign with new Exit 3B number on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

New sign posts await new Exit 3B ramp sign at RI 102 South exit off of RI 4 South.

Image of new Exit 3A gore sign sitting behind old Exit 5A sign at ramp to RI 102 South on RI 4 South in East Greenwich

The new gore sign for Exit 3B has also been installed behind the Exit 5B sign awaiting removal when all the RI 102 exit signs are put up. This is the last exit on RI 4 South. Turning around and heading back north, another advisory sign:

Image of newly placed advisory sign for exit number changes on RI 4 North after Oak Hill Road

Another exit renumbering advisory sign at the start of the freeway portion at mile 2.

Image of sign posts for future 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 102 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

Newly installed support post await new Exit 3 sign for RI 102 exit in RI 4 North.

Image of new Exit 3 gore sign with old exit 5 tab behind to be removed Exit 5 gore sign for RI 102 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

Though not completely visible, the new Exit 3 gore sign, with Old Exit 5 tab, is behind the soon to be removed exit sign for RI 102.

Image of existing 1 Mile advance sign for RI 2 exit to be changed under exit renumbering contract on RI 4 North

Contractors had not gotten around to placing new exit sign posts for this RI 2 1-Mile Advance sign on RI 4 North.

Image of new exit gore sign with old exit tab for RI 2 exit behind to be removed Exit 6 sign on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

New Exit 5 gore sign with Old Exit 6 tab hidden behind Exit 6 sign to be removed when the rest of the RI 2 exit signs are updated. The RI 403 sign in the background will not be changed due to the exit number not changing.

Image of RI 403 overhead exit sign that will not be changed as part of RI 4 exit renumbering contract

This overhead will not change either, more on RI 403 below.

Image of new support posts for future new exit number sign for RI 401 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

New support posts up for future 1-Mile Advance sign for RI 401 exit which will now be Exits 9A-B.

Image of support posts up for future 1/2 mile advance sign with new exit number for RI 401 exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

New posts also up for the 1/2 Mile Advance sign.

Image of new Exit 9A gore sign up behind soon to be removed Exit 8A sign for RI 401 East exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

The Exit 9A gore sign with Old Exit 8A tab currently hidden by the soon to be removed Exit 8 gore sign for the RI 401 East exit northbound.

Image of newly placed Exit 9B gore sign with Old Exit 8B tab hidden behind existing Exit 8B sign for RI 401 West exit on RI 4 North in East Greenwich

Similar scene with the new Exit 9B sign, hidden behind Exit 8B until all the new signs for the RI 401 exit are put up.

RI 403

As part of the same renumbering contract, RIDOT is putting up new exit numbers for the 4-mile RI 403 expressway, 2 new numbers heading east, and 1 west:

Starting eastbound, new exit signs will be going up.

Image of newly placed support posts for Exit 2 on RI 403 East in East Greenwich

New support posts had been placed for new 1-Mile Advance sign for West Davisville Road exit, to be numbered 2, on RI 403 East.

Image of existing overhead exit ramp sign for West Davisville Rd, soon to be Exit 2, on RI 403 East in East Greenwich

Presumably an Exit 2 tab will be placed on top the overhead sign in this location (there is no Exit 2 westbound).

Image of newly installed Exit 2 gore sign behind to be removed old exit sign at W. Davisville Rd exit on RI 403 East in Greenwich

The new Exit 2 gore sign is hidden behind the old sign, soon to be removed when the new exit signs go up eastbound.

Image of existing 1/2 mile advance sign for US 1 exit on RI 403 in East Greenwich

No posts for the 1/2 mile advance sign for the US 1 exit, at least yet, or the sign will remain with a new Exit 3 A/B tab.

Image of newly placed Exit 3 gore sign hidden behind old exit sign for US 1 exit on RI 403 East in East Greenwich

A new thin Exit 3 gore sign stands behind the old, soon to be removed exit sign at the beginning of the ramp to the US 1/Davisville Road exit.

Image of closeup of new Exit 3A and 3B gore signs at US 1 exit on RI 403 East in East Greenwich

The old gore sign mostly hides the new Exits 3A/3B sign at the ramp split for US 1 and Davisville Road. This is the last exit eastbound on RI 403. Turning around and heading west:

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 1 exit, soon to receive Exit 3 tab, on RI 403 West in East Greenwich

Presumably this overhead sign will get a Exit 3 tab in the near future.

Image of new Exit 3 gore sign hidden behind existing exit sign for US 1 exit on RI 403 West in East Greenwich

The new Exit 3 gore sign is currently hidden by the old Exit sign until all the US 1 exit signage is updated. This is the only exit westbound.

I hope to return early in the New Year to see all the new signage and exit numbers up along Routes 4, 72, 403 and the Airport Connector.

RIDOT says they are working on the timetable to renumber the exits on I-95, I-195, RI 10, RI 24 and RI 37.

Images of the new exit numbers on I-295 and RI 99 (December 2017):

Photos of each of the exits taken on December 11, 2017 starting on I-295 at the Massachusetts border and moving south, just like the project. Signs may be from either direction of the highway:

New Exit 22/Old Exit 11:

Image of RI 114 1-Mile Advance sign just across Mass. border on I-295 South in Cumberland with new exit number

The first, 1-Mile advance, sign is just over the Massachusetts border. The yellow old exit tab is above the revised exit number tab, which some sign engineers have expressed concern due to extra wind loading.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 114 exit on I-295 South in Cumberland with new exit number

The 1/2 mile advance sign with a similar set up.

Image of exit numbering project advisory sign on I-295 South in Cumberland, RI

Before the exit there is an advisory sign about the exit renumbering project. How long after the project is finished will the sign be taken down?

Image of RI 114 overhead exit sign on I-295 South in Cumberland with new exit number

For the exit itself, RIDOT uses cantilever overhead signage, and places the old exit number tab along the sign support.

Image of new gore sign for RI 114 exit on I-295 South in Cumberland with new exit number and temporary yellow old exit number tab

The exit gore sign resembles that in the plan above with the yellow old exit tab below, somewhat obscured by the reflector sign at the gore itself.

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 114 exit on I-295 North in Cumberland with new exit number

The 1/2 mile advance sign northbound is overhead instead of ground mounted so it receives the old exit tab on the sign support.

Image of overhead sign for RI 114 exit ramp on I-295 North in Cumberland with new exit number

The final new exit number sign heading into Massachusetts.

New Exit 20/Old Exit 10:

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for RI 122 exit on I-295 South in Cumberland with new exit number

The one mile advance sign for the next exit, RI 122.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 122 exit on I-295 South in Cumberland with new exit number

The 1/2 mile advance heading down hill toward the Blackstone River bridge.

Image of overhead sign for RI 122 exit ramp on I-295 South in Cumberland with new exit number

The overhead exit ramp sign just prior to the bridge.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 122 exit on I-295 North in Cumberland with new exit number

The 1/2 mile sign the opposite direction.

Image of blue service sign for RI 122 exit on I-295 North in Cumberland with new exit numbers

The project also included changing the exit numbers on the blue services signs.

Image of overhead exit sign for RI 122 off-ramp on I-295 North in Cumberland with new exit number

The exit ramp sign with the yellow old exit tab on the cantilever sign support.

New Exit 18/Old Exit 9:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for RI 146 exit on I-295 South in Lincoln with new exit number

The 1-Mile advance sign is the only ground mounted sign heading south on I-295.

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 146 exits on I-295 South in Lincoln with new exit number

The 1/2 mile advance overhead sign has the old exit tab on the cantilever support. This is the first exit southbound with two off-ramps.

Image of overhead signs at RI 146 exits on I-295 South in Lincoln with new exit numbers

The overhead gantry holds the exit signs with the Old exit tab on the right support, and possibly hard to spot.

Image of new gore sign at off-ramp for RI 146 North from I-295 North in Lincoln with new exit number

The new gore sign at the RI 146 North ramp, the new and old exit numbers continue the pattern of the new numbers being twice the old ones.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 146 exits on I-295 North in Lincoln with new exit number

The 1/2 mile sign northbound is ground-mounted.

Image of brown attractions guide sign with new exit number prior to RI 146 exit on I-295 North in Lincoln

The existing brown attractions guide sign for Twin River Casino got a new pasted number that now lacks a space between Exit and the number.

 Image of overhead ramp signs for RI 146 exits from I-295 North in Lincoln with new exit numbers

The northbound ramp signage is similar to that southbound.

New Exit 15/Old Exit 8:

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for RI 7 exits on I-295 South in North Smithfield with new exit number

The one-mile advance sign heading south, the streak of old x 2= new is over.

Image of overhead exit sign for RI 7 North on I-295 South in North Smithfield with new exit number

This bridge-mounted exit sign for RI 7 South does not have a corresponding old exit number sign.

Image of 1-mile advance sign for RI 7 exits on I-295 North in North Smithfield with new exit number

The 1-Mile Advance sign heading northbound (solar glare not a problem in this direction).

Image of auxiliary sign for RI 7 exit on I-295 North in North Smithfield with new exit number

Exit numbers also change on the auxiliary signs, in this case for the RI 7 North exit.

Image of overhead signs for RI 7 exits on I-295 North in North Smithfield with new exit numbers

These overhead signs have the yellow old exit tab on the right support.

Image of overhead sign for RI 7 North exit ramp on I-295 North in North Smithfield with new exit number

Same case here with this bridge-mounted sign, no old exit number sign, though is one on gore sign in distance.

New Exit 12/Old Exit 7:

Image of 1-mile advance sign for US 44 exit on I-295 South in Smithfield with new exit number

The 1-Mile advance sign for the US 44 exit southbound, yellow old exit number tab on top.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for US 44 exit on I-295 South in Smithfield with new exit number

The 1/2 mile advance sign at the start of the long downhill run to the exit.

Image of auxiliary sign for US 44 exit on I-295 North in Smithfield now with new exit number

Blue services sign heading northbound with changed number for the US 44 exit.

Image of overhead signs for US 44 exit ramps on I-295 North in Smithfield with new exit numbers

The exit numbers were changed, the yellow old exit number sign put up, but the damaged sign not fixed approaching the US 44 ramps.

New Exit 9/Old Exit 6

Image of 1-Mile advance overhead sign on I-295 North in Johnston with new exit number

The 1-Mile advance sign northbound is at the ramp for the previous exit. This is the only 1 mile sign without an accompanying old exit number tab.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for US 6 exit on I-295 South in Johnston, RI with new exit number

The 1/2 mile advance southbound listing that there are 3 suffixed ramps for this exit (though only A and C southbound).

Image of new exit gore sign for US 6 exits on I-295 South in Johnston, RI with new exit number

Gore sign at the ramp to US 6 West. As the numbers show, US 6 will no longer be Exit 6 on I-295.

Image of overhead exit sign for US 6 East on C/D ramp from I-295 South in Johnston, RI with new exit number

The other exit southbound is now 9C with the former exit number on the support post.

Image of auxiliary signage for US 6 exit on I-295 North in Johnston, RI with new exit numbers

Heading north there are 3 exit ramps for the US 6 exit, the middle is actually for I-295 South.

Image of overhead exit ramp sign for US 6 exit on I-295 North in Johnston, RI with new exit number

The C/D ramp sign heading north does not include the list of suffixed exits A-B-C.

Image of overhead sign for I-295 South exit on C/D Ramp for US 6 on I-295 North in Johnston, RI with new exit number

The I-295 exit is now 9B. Schools had been let out, hence the buses on the C/D ramp.

Image of overhead exit sign for US 6 West along C/D ramp from I-295 North in Johnston, RI with new exit number

The new number and signage at the US 6 West exit on I-295 North.

New Exit 7/Old Exit 5:

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for RI Technology Center exit on I-295 South in Johnston, RI with new exit number

The 1-Mile advance for the RI Resource Recovery Industrial Park (RIRRIP?). Notice the old exit tab is on tab of the Exit 7 tab and not on the sign support.

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for RI Industrial Park exit on I-295 South in Cranston, RI, with new exit number

Same case for the next (extra large) 1/2 Mile advance sign.

Image of overhead exit signs for RI Industrial Park and RI 14 on I-295 South in Cranston with new exit numbers

As was the case with North I-295, the 1-Mile advance sign at the exit ramp for Exit 7 does not feature an old exit number tab.

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for RI Industrial Park exit on I-295 North in Cranston, RI with new exit number

The 1-Mile Advance sign northbound also features the old exit number tab at the top of the sign.

New Exit 6/Old Exit 4:

Image of 1-Mile advance sign for RI 14 exit on I-295 North in Warwick with new exit number

The 1-Mile advance sign heading northbound with the old exit tab on top of a ground-level sign.

Image of overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 14 exit on I-295 North in Warwick with new exit number

Here the yellow old exit number tab is back on the sign support post.

Exit 3 did not need to be changed. RIDOT did not place, like some other states have, a confusing sign saying new Exit 3 is old Exit 3:

Image of overhead signage for RI 37 exits on I-295 North in Warwick with same exit numbers

New Exit 1B/Old Exit 2:

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for RI 2 South exit on I-295 South in Warwick with new exit number

The 1/2 mile advance sign. This and old Exit 1 are the only standalone exits that get new suffixed numbers. This is not the end of the album, despite the truck message.

Image of overhead signs for RI 2 and RI 113 exits on I-295 South in Warwick with new exit numbers

The overhead has signs for the last two exits. It appears that Rhode Island will not be using Exit 0 in that Exit 1, now 1A is south of the Mile 1 marker.

New Exit 1A/Old Exit 1:

Image of overhead sign for RI 113 West exit on I-295 South in Warwick with new exit number

The last exit sign with a new number southbound, the yellow old exit tab partially concealed by tree branches.

Image of new RI 113 West Exit Gore Sign with new number and yellow old exit number tab on I-295 South in Warwick

The last new gore sign with the old exit number tab prior to merging onto I-95 South in Warwick.

RI 99

As part of the I-295 Exit Renumbering Project, RIDOT also placed an exit number on the 1 previously unnumbered exit on the highway. The new number, you probably guessed, is 1. Here is the signage on RI 99 North:

Image of RI 99 Exit 1/2 Mile Advance sign with new Exit Number 1 in Lincoln
Image of 1/4 mile advance sign for Lincoln/No. Smithfield exit on RI 99 North now with exit number, 1
Image of Exit sign for Lincoln/No. Smithfield on RI 99 North with new exit number, 1

Connecticut

The first Massachusetts exit sign with a milepost based number was put up on I-395 in February 2016. It was for a Connecticut exit though. After that state completed changing all of its numbers along I-395, a patch was put over the 1 mile sign southbound across the Massachusetts border changing the number from 100 to 53. This may be now the only one for a long time, given MassDOT's reluctance to start their planned exit number conversion project:

Image of new milepost exit number on I-395 South in MA for CT Exit 53

As for signage in Connecticut along I-395. Here's the first milepost exit sign crossing into that state southbound from Massachusetts for the same exit as above:

Image of new exit number on I-395 South signage just across Mass. border in East Thompson, CT

The signage at the East Thompson/Wilsonville exit ramp:

Image of new exit sign with new milepost based number on I-395 South just over Mass. border in
                                                   East Thompson, CT

Image of the gore signage:

Image of new gore sign with milepost and former exit number on I-395 South in East Thompson, CT

As the photos above show, only the first advance sign and the exit and gore sign get an additional tab indicating the old exit number. These will be left up for at least 2 years. Here are examples of other newly numbered exit signs on I-395 heading further south:

Image of new exit sign for CT 200 with new exit number on I-395 South in Thompson, CT

Image of new milepost exit gore sign for US 44 exit on I-395 South in Putnam, CT

Image of new gore sign with milepost based exit and old number for To CT 12 exit on I-395 South in Putnam, CT

The US 6 exit includes the first new overhead signs with milepost based numbers:

Image of new overhead advance signs with new milepost based numbers for US 6 exit on I-395 South in Danielson, CT

Image of new exit ramp and advance overhead signage with new milepost base exit numbers on I-395 South in Danielson, CT

Turning around and heading north, some more overhead signage:

Image of new overhead exit ramp and advance signs at US 6 West exit on I-395 North in Danielson, CT

Image of new exit gore signage with old exit number tab for US 6 West exit on I-395 North in Danielson
Image of new 1-Mile advance sign for CT 101 exit with new milepost based number on I-395 North in Dayville, CT

Image of new gore sign for CT 101 exit with new milepost based number and old exit number tab on bottom on I-395 North in Dayville, CT
Image of new 1-mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number for CT 14 on I-395 North in Moosup, CT

New exit numbers were also installed on Secret CT 695, the stub of the Connecticut Turnpike that connects I-395 to US 6, here is a photo of new exit signage heading west toward I-395:

Image of new 1-Mile advance sign with new milepost exit number on I-395 South in CT

And here's signage with milepost based numbers on CT 2A:

Image of new 1/2 mile advance sign with new milepost based number on CT 2A East near Mohegan Sun casino

Another new exit number sign on CT 2A:

Image of new 1/4 mile advance sign with new milepost based exit number on CT 2A West in Uncasville, CT

For a full set of photos of new signage along I-395 visit these two blog posts:

A Drive along (Part of) I-395 from November 8, 2015

Road Trip to the Future from February 29, 2016

Check Out My Other Photo Pages:

Interstate 90/Mass Pike

Interstate 93

Interstate 95

Interstate 495

US 6/Mid-Cape Highway

MA Route 24

Check out the MA Interstate Exit Lists

Return to Massachusetts Highway for the 21st Century

Notes:

1. Polansky, Rob. 2020. "Exit signs to be replaced, renumbered on a few CT highways starting today." WFSB. December 7. Downloaded from: https://www.wfsb.com/news/exit-signs-to-be-replaced-renumbered-on-a-few-ct-highways-starting-today/, Dec. 7, 2020

2. AARoads Forum, Northeast region, Connecticut News thread, Reply # 3033. Available at: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=1898.3025.

3. Mackin, Jean.  2019. "Gov. Chris Sununu vows to fight plan to change highway exit numbers in NH," WMUR.com. November 27. Downloaded from: https://www.wmur.com/article/gov-chris-sununu-vows-to-fight-plan-to-change-highway-exit-numbers-in-nh/30031502, Dec. 14.

4. GACIT. 2019. Governor's Advisory Council on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) Recommendations for the Ten-Year Transportation Improvement Plan, 2021-2030. December 2. p. 161/227. Downloaded from: https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/typ/documents/book-typ-2021-2030gacit-to-gov.pdf, December 17.

5. RIDOT. 2019. Bidding Opportunities, Construction Projects, Contract No. 2019-CT-060. Downloaded from: http://www.dot.ri.gov/contracting/bids/index.php, August 3.

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