Rhode Island Route 146

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Rhode Island Route 146 marker

Route 146
Worcester–Providence Turnpike
Map of Rhode Island with Route 146 in red.
Route information
Maintained by RIDOT
Length 16.24 mi[1] (26.14 km)
Major junctions
South end I‑95 in Providence
  Route 15 in North Providence
Route 116 in Lincoln
I‑295 in Lincoln
Route 99 in Lincoln
Route 146A in North Smithfield
North end Route 146 in Millville, MA
Location
Counties Providence
Highway system

Rhode Island Routes

Route 142Route 146A

Route 146, also known as the Louisquisset Pike, the Eddie Dowling Highway, and the North Smithfield Expressway, is a 16.24-mile (26.14 km) long numbered state highway located in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The route is a major north–south freeway in the northern Providence metropolitan area, directly linking Providence with the cities of Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Worcester, Massachusetts. For most of its length, Route 146 is a limited-access freeway, although there is one traffic signal in the North Smithfield business district. The southern terminus of the freeway is at Interstate 95 in downtown Providence, and the route's northern terminus is at the Rhode Island-Massachusetts state line in Millville, where it continues northward towards the Massachusetts Turnpike and the city of Worcester as Massachusetts Route 146.

Route description[edit]

Route 146 takes the following route through the State:

Route 146 is a freeway for its entire length except for one traffic light in the North Smithfield business district.[2]

History[edit]

Prior to the construction of the freeway, Route 146 used present-day Route 246 and Route 146A. Part of the original alignment, between Interstate 295 and Route 99, was upgraded on the spot.

There is a section of original alignment north of Route 116 on the west side of Route 146 running parallel to the freeway.


Exit list[edit]

All exits are currently unnumbered, but will receive numbers in the future to comply with MUTCD standards. Mileposts listed are based on NB mileposts; SB mileposts reflect distance from MA border. The entire route is in Providence County.

Locationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Providence0.000.00 I‑95 south to I‑195 – Downtown ProvidenceSouthern terminus, exit 23 (I-95)
0.400.64 Route 7 (Douglas Avenue)Southbound entrance only, all other access via I-95 exit 23
0.300.481A Route 246 (Charles Street) / Admiral Street – State OfficesSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
1.402.251 (NB)
1B (SB)
Branch Avenue
North Providence2.504.022 Route 15 (Mineral Spring Avenue) – North Providence, PawtucketNo northbound entrance
2.904.67 Route 246 (Charles Street)Entrance ramps only
Lincoln4.006.444 Route 246 (Old Louisquisset Pike)Southbound exit only
4.507.245ATwin River Road
5.008.055B Route 123 (Breakneck Hill Road)
6.4010.306NB: Sherman Avenue
SB: Route 246 (Old Louisquisset Pike)
6.7010.78Wilbur RoadNorthbound entrance only
7.4011.917 NB
A-B SB
Route 116 – Lincoln, SmithfieldSplit into separate north and south exits southbound. Southbound exit to 116 South also provides access to Old Louisquisset Pike, and is accessed from c/d road shared with I-295 Exits
8.5013.688 A-B I‑295 – Smithfield, BostonExit 18 on I-295
8.8014.169 Route 99 north to Route 122 – Woonsocket, CumberlandNorthbound exit and southbound entrance. Accessed from c/d road shared with I-295 Exits
8.9014.32North end of freeway
9.0014.489NB: Old Great Road
SB: Reservoir Road
Interchange, no northbound exit
9.7015.6110nolink=yes Sayles Hill Road to Route 99At-grade Intersection
North Smithfield10.5016.9011Sayles Hill RoadInterchange, southbound exit and entrance
10.6017.0611 Route 146A north – Woonsocket, Park SquareNorthbound exit and southbound entrance, southbound access via u-turn
10.7017.22South end of freeway
12.1019.4712 Route 104 – Woonsocket
13.4021.5713Pound Hill Road
14.3023.0114 Route 5 / Route 102 – Forestdale, SlatersvilleVia Route 146A
16.2426.14 Route 146 north – WorcesterContinuation into Massachusetts
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (December 31, 2013). "Route 146" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "146, Worcester Providence Turnpike". Boston Roads.com. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 

Route map: Google

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