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Encyclopedia > Rhode Island State Highway 10

Rhode Island State Highway 10 is a numbered State Highway running 4.7 miles in Rhode Island. The freeway serves as a bypass of downtown Providence, connecting with Interstate 95 both at and south of downtown, and is known as the Huntington Expressway. It also serves as a connection to the US 6 freeway west towards I-295 and Connecticut. 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. ... A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... Providence is the capital and largest city in Rhode Island, a state of the United States of America. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ...

Route

RI 10 takes the following route through the State:

History

RI 10 has a long and colorful history dating back to the early 1950s. Cranston is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Providence is the capital and largest city in Rhode Island, a state of the United States of America. ... Providence is the capital and largest city in Rhode Island, a state of the United States of America. ... Cranston is a city located in Providence County, Rhode Island. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ...


The first section of RI 10 was built as the Dennis J. Roberts Expressway, the first freeway in Rhode Island, and was known by locals simply as the Olneyville Bypass (photo at right). It existed as a bypass of Olneyville Square which, at the time, was one of the worst traffic choke points in Providence. At that time, the RI 10 number had not yet been assigned; the Olneyville Bypass was partly US 6. A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... Providence is the capital and largest city in Rhode Island, a state of the United States of America. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ...


The next section of RI 10 to be built was south from Olneyville to RI 2 where it ended at a trumpet interchange. Once this section was opened to traffic, RI 2 was moved onto this section of freeway, ending at the Olneyville Bypass. When RI 10 opened south of I-95, RI 2 was moved back, and RI 10 received its number.


For many years, RI 10 headed north from the end of the Olneyville Bypass along Harris Avenue, Eagle Street, Valley Street, River Avenue, Oneil Street, Veazie Street and Branch Avenue, ending at RI 146. As of 2005, there is still an old cardinal direction plate reading "SOUTH" on River Avenue; however, the RI 10 shield that it went with is long removed.


RI 10 was originally planned to extend south from its current terminus at RI 12, along RI 117, ending at RI 117A's current southern terminus. The interchange with RI 12 includes unused space under the bridge for the extension. That interchange has been reconfigured since opening. There was once a direct ramp from RI 10 to RI 12 east; the direct ramp is now from RI 12 east to RI 10.


When the first section of the Route 6-10 Connector was built, extending the freeway to Dean Street (and removing RI 10 from its surface alignment), the northbound ramp from RI 10 to Harris Street was removed and a ramp from Tobey Street to RI 10 southbound was added, replacing the closed ramp from Broadway. The abutments where the northbound ramp used to cross Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and northbound Harris Avenue still exist. The ramp from US 6 east to Westminster Street was also closed around this time. Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... For the agglomeration of metropolitan areas, see article on BosWash megalopolis The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line with overhead wires running from Washington, DC to Boston, Massachusetts, passing through Baltimore, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, New York, New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ...


The other half of the Route 6-10 Connector took RI 10 to an interchange with Interstate 95, with a continuation to the new Memorial Boulevard downtown, and US 6 was rerouted along the connector and Interstate 95. Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ...


When Interstate 84 was planned to enter Providence via US 6, RI 10 from US 6 south to Interstate 95 or RI 12 was briefly considered for an Interstate 184. Interstate 84 runs from Scranton, Pennsylvania at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ... U.S. Highway 6 is a largely east-west United States Highway that connects Bishop, California with Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... RI 12 sign Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...

Notes

RI 10 was the first freeway in Rhode Island. Its tight ramps and curves do a wonderful job at showing its age. A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ...

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Rhode Island State Highways
1A 2 3 4 5 7 10 12
14 15 24 33 37 51 77 78
81 91 94 96 98 99 100 101
102 103 103A 104 107 108 110 112
113 114 114A 115 116 117 117A 118
120 121 122 123 126 128 136 138
138A 146 146A 152 165 177 179 214
216 238 246 401 402 403
Interstates: 95 195 295
U.S. Highways: 1 1A 6 6A 44
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RI 10 signs
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The Dennis J. Roberts Expressway, circa 1952
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1962 and 2002 aerial photos of RI 10 at RI 2
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An original overhead sign on Harris Avenue; RI 10 used to follow the ramp to the left

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