- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Efforts to renumber highway exits in Rhode Island are continuing.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation started changing the Interstate 195 signs Tuesday night, according to WJAR-TV.

The renumbering runs from the I-95 interchange in Providence to the Massachusetts border. Temporary signs with the old exit numbers are being placed next to the new ones.

The changeover is mandated by the federal government. The new exit numbers will be changed to correspond to mile markers instead of running sequentially.

The department will also be renumbering exits on Route 10 and Route 37 this winter. Route 24 will get new exit numbers and signage in the spring.

Interstate 95 will be the last highway in the state to be renumbered. That work is tentatively scheduled for late this year.

The exits on Interstate 295 and Routes 4, 78, 403 and 146 have already been changed.

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