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Encyclopedia > Rhode Island State Highway 3
Rhode Island State Highway 3 is a numbered State Highway running 30.5 miles in Rhode Island. It serves as a local alternative to Interstate 95 since it parallels I-95 for almost its entire length.
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Route

RI 3 takes the following route through the State: 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. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ...

History

In 1922, the Westerly-Providence road was assigned New England Interstate Highway 1A, as an alternate to New England Interstate Highway 1. The road was only paved north of Nooseneck Hill. When NE 1 became US 1 in 1927, NE 1A became Rhode Island State Highway 1A (now assigned to a different route). The original NE 1A alignment differed from the current RI 3 alignment in the following places: Westerly, founded in 1669 by John Babcock, is a beachfront community on the south shore of Washington County, Rhode Island. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Hopkinton is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Hopkinton is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Westerly, founded in 1669 by John Babcock, is a beachfront community on the south shore of Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Richmond is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Richmond is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Hopkinton is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Exeter is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Exeter is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Richmond is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... West Greenwich is a town located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... West Greenwich is a town located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... Exeter is a town located in Washington County, Rhode Island. ... Coventry is a town located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... Coventry is a town located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... West Greenwich is a town located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... West Warwick is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... West Warwick is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... Coventry is a town located in Kent County, Rhode Island. ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the American English usage of pavement as the durable surfacing of roads and walkways. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • On a 1922 map, the main road appears to follow RI 3 out of downtown and then Potter Hill Road, and either Maxson Street and RI 3 or Laurel Street into Ashaway.
  • Maxson Hill Road and Town House Road from Ashaway to Hopkinton.
  • Bank Street, Arcadia Road, RI 165, Black Plain Road and Austin Road from Locustville to Austin. An old bridge still exists over a creek just north of RI 165, a bit east of the intersection with Arcadia Road.
  • Weaver Hill Road and Kitts Corner Road north of Nooseneck Hill.
  • Lake Drive and Mishnock Road, and then Maple Root Road and RI 118.
  • South Main Street and RI 117 through Washington.

From there, the main road used RI 33 to where the Meshanticut Interchange is now, and then roughly RI 2 (though the exact route is unclear; it may have originally used Cranston Street into Westminster Street) to end multiplexed with US 1 and RI 2 in Providence, possibly at Broad Street (former RI 117). Before the Meshanticut Interchange (1939) and after (2002) The Meshanticut Interchange is a highway interchange complex in Cranston, Rhode Island. ... 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. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...


By 1939, the number had been changed to RI 3, and it was on its current alignment (though still extending north to Providence, via RI 2 and US 1), and was fully paved with concrete except for a bit in downtown Westerly (and along RI 2 and US 1 north of RI 12). RI 3 was part of a major through route, serving as a cutoff for US 1, along with RI 84 and CT 84. In fact, in 1947, Connecticut proposed moving US 1 to this route, but RIDOT declined, wanting US 1 to continue through the shore towns. RIDOT offered US 1A as a compromise, but this was never signed.[1] (http://www.kurumi.com/roads/ct/us1.html) The old alignment through Washington to the Meshanticut Interchange site became RI 3A and later RI 33; by 1939 this was on its current alignment, bypassing Washington. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... This article is about the construction material. ... RI 12 sign Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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. ... Before the Meshanticut Interchange (1939) and after (2002) The Meshanticut Interchange is a highway interchange complex in Cranston, Rhode Island. ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...


1952 and 1953 saw the building of a new high-speed relocation of RI 3 from RI 84 to north of Wyoming, where RI 3 left the New London Turnpike. This was built as a four-lane surface road, with interchanges at the RI 3/RI 84 split and RI 138. 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


When the Huntington Expressway was built in 1959, RI 2 was moved onto it, leaving RI 3 as the only road on Reservoir Avenue north of the Expressway. Later the Expressway was designated RI 10, and RI 2 was moved back. At or after that time, RI 3 was truncated to RI 2. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... RI 10 signs The Dennis J. Roberts Expressway, circa 1952 1962 and 2002 aerial photos of RI 10 at RI 2 An original overhead sign on Harris Avenue; RI 10 used to follow the ramp to the left Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ...


In 1957 and 1958, the Kent County Freeway was built, splitting from RI 3 near Nooseneck Hill and heading east to RI 2. The original designation of this is unknown. However, the westernmost section carried RI 3, at least southbound, due to southbound access along the old road being cut off at the merge. This access was brough back in 1969 when the freeway extension was built to the south. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Rhode Island State Highways ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


1959 also saw the assignment of the Interstate Highways, including I-95 along the RI 3 corridor. RI 84 and RI 3 were temporarily designated RI 95 from Connecticut to the beginning of the Kent County Freeway, which was I-95. RI 3 was moved back to the old alignment at the 1952-1953 relocation. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... 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. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The southernmost several blocks in Westerly may have at one time used Canal Street and one of the diagonal streets to cut over to current RI 3.

Notes

RI 3 was the site of The Station nightclub fire. The Station nightclub fire on February 20, 2003 was the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history, killing 100 people and injuring more than 200. ...

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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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Among the widespread mammals of Rhode Island are white-tailed deer, beaver, otter, rabbit, raccoon, skunk, squirrel, and woodchuck.
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