Rhode Island names and other odd naming conventions

Pariho pariho@mail.com
Sat Apr 6 08:17:38 EDT 2013

Yes, it's 93 South, 1 North and compass West from Braintree to Canton on the 
former 128 North....(Old Exit #s 69-63)

The change on one was (I believe) more a case of Storrow Drive, where part 
of it on the Eastern end had the Rte. 1 designation and because the Trucks 
were following the signs for Rte. 1 but inexplicably couldn't read the 
CAUTION 9"6" Underpass signs, that's what made the feds have them put the 
Rte. 1 markers on the X-Way.

Another FUN one is the Fresh Pond Pkwy on the Cambrigde-Arlington line where 
it's 2 WEST 3 NORTH 16 EAST all on the same stretch of road from the Circle 
to the Lights at the start of Rte. 2 West.

Makes me wonder if there is anywhere in the USA where a numbered NORTH, 
SOUTH, WEST and EAST routes share a stretch of highway.

Back to 128, anyone old enough to remember when 128 continued on the South 
Shore to Nantasket (hence the current 228 when they stopped 128 at Braintree 
in the early 1960s) I BARELY remember it and only because I did have an Aunt 
and Uncle in Hingham at the time.

Paul Hopfgarten
Epping NH

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kevin Vahey
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2013 1:47 AM
To: A Joseph Ross
Cc: boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org
Subject: Re: Rhode Island names and other odd naming conventions

The Feds demanded that Mass kill 128 when after I-95 was killed and Mass
decided that 95 would use 128.

They also demanded that US 1 be shifted to the SE Expressway instead of
the Jamaicaway.

We can debate forever what would have happened if the Inner Belt (695) was
built - and Route 2 was finished to feed into it.

Today after the Big Dig - driving downtown towards NH and Maine you have to
deal with Rt. 1 ( unless you take 93 to 95 )

Providence is 10 miles longer than it would have been with SW corridor.
Rte. 2 as an expressway ends at Fresh Pond.

The late Joe Green from WBZ told me once that 95 should have been built in
the SW corridor and 95 should have been built through Saugus and Lynn to
the Tobin. He was glad 695 was scrapped.

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 12:04 AM, A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com> wrote:

> On 4/5/2013 10:15 AM, Paul Hopfgarten wrote:
>  128 will aways be called 128 to those of us that grew up in the 128
>> corridor. In fact, IIRC, the stretch from the 95/93 intersection in 
>> Canton
>> to the 93/3 intersection in Braintree is CALLED 128 even though it is no
>> longer formally recognized as such (I believe 128 from Canton to Peabody 
>> is
>> still formally recognized as 95/128).
> And that caused me some confusion once, when I was coming back from
> Brockton on Route 24.  I wanted to go north on Route 128 to the Dedham
> exit, but the sign said "93 South," and I ended up going the wrong way.  I
> don't know what was so wrong about continuing to designate it as Rt. 128
> along with whatever Interstate numbers they wanted to give it.  The sign
> might have been understandable.
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