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Before the Meshanticut Interchange (1939) and after (2002)

The Meshanticut Interchange is a highway interchange complex in Cranston, Rhode Island. It was one of the first interchange complexes in Rhode Island, opening around the same time as the Olneyville Bypass, the RI 2/RI 117 interchange and relocated RI 3 (now I-95) (and long after the Point Street Viaduct, opened in 1940 [1] (http://www.providenceri.com/history/centuries2.html)), and has not been changed since its opening in the early 1950s. The interchange is named after Meshanticut Brook, which flows through it. In the field of road transport, a road junction is a place where two or more roads either meet or cross. ... Cranston is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... State nickname: The Ocean State Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ...


RI 2 and RI 5 pass through the interchange, and RI 33 merges with RI 2 south of the crossing with RI 5. RI 3 was originally multiplexed with RI 2 through it; RI 33 was originally RI 3A. RI 2 north of the interchange and RI 33 to the south are known as New London Avenue or New London Turnpike (part of the old Providence and Pawcatuck Turnpike); RI 2 is Bald Hill Road to the south, and RI 5 is Oaklawn Avenue. Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... A multiplex or concurrency on a road network occurs where a single physical road carries two or more different highway, motorway or other road numbers. ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...


The interchange has high-speed ramps connecting RI 2 on the south to RI 5 on the north; RI 5 was the western bypass of the Providence area before I-295 was built, and RI 2 was the main road south and southwest from Providence. Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... The 26. ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...


A section of the old Providence and Pawcatuck Turnpike connects RI 2 to the north with RI 5. Across RI 5, the road dead ends; before the interchange it continued onto RI 33. A section of old Bald Hill Road (RI 2) splits from RI 5 just south of this turnpike crossing, and connects to several shopping centers. Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ...


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Meshanticut Interchange - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (335 words)
It was one of the first interchange complexes in Rhode Island, opening around the same time as the Olneyville Bypass, the RI 2/RI 117 interchange and relocated RI 3 (now I-95) (and long after the Point Street Viaduct, opened in 1940 [1]), and has not been changed since its opening in the early 1950s.
RI 2 north of the interchange and RI 33 to the south are known as New London Avenue or New London Turnpike (part of the old Providence and Pawcatuck Turnpike); RI 2 is Bald Hill Road to the south, and RI 5 is Oaklawn Avenue.
The interchange has high-speed ramps connecting RI 2 on the south to RI 5 on the north; RI 5 was the western bypass of the Providence area before I-295 was built, and RI 2 was the main road south and southwest from Providence.
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