Rhode Island Route 2

Route 2 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It runs approximately 36 miles (58 km) from US 1 in Charlestown to US 1 in Providence.

Route 2 marker

Route 2
Route information
Maintained by RIDOT
Length33.6 mi[1] (54.1 km)
Existedca 1934–ca 2034
Major junctions
South end US 1 in Charlestown
  Route 4 in North Kingstown
I-95 in Warwick
I-295 in Warwick
Route 37 in Cranston
Route 10 in Providence
North end US 1 in Providence
Location
CountiesWashington, Kent, Providence
Highway system
Rhode Island Routes
Route 1CRoute 3

Route descriptionEdit

Route 2 starts at US 1 in Charlestown, which is also the southern terminus of Route 112. Route 2 and Route 112 continue north, and Route 2 splits off to the northeast before intersecting with Route 138. Continuing in a northeast direction, Route 2 has a short concurrency with Route 102 in North Kingstown. It then turns to the north and parallels Route 4 until reaching I-95. Route 2 passes the eastern terminus of Route 3 before reaching an interchange with I-295. It continues through downtown Cranston and has interchanges with Route 37 and Route 10 before reaching its northern terminus at US 1 slightly inside the city line of Providence. Route 2 is a heavily traveled highway in Cranston and Warwick as it is a major commercial corridor.

HistoryEdit

By 1939, Route 2 was paved with concrete between the split from Route 112 and Route 12. It had short overlaps with Route 117 and Route 5, both of which have been eliminated with interchanges.

For a brief time during the construction of the Route 10 freeway, Route 2 left Reservoir Avenue in Cranston and turned north onto the current Route 10 freeway, ending at the Olneyville exit.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
WashingtonCharlestown0.00.0   US 1 (Commodore Perry Highway) / Route 112South end of concurrency with Route 112
3.04.8  Route 112 north (Carolina Back Road)North end of concurrency with Route 112
South Kingstown9.615.4   Route 138 (Kingstown Road) to I-95
North Kingstown16.426.4  Route 102 north (Ten Rod Road)South end of concurrency with Route 102
17.127.5   Route 4 to I-95 – Providence, NarragansettExit 5 on Route 4
17.428.0  Route 102 south (Ten Rod Road)North end of concurrency with Route 102
KentEast Greenwich19.731.7   Route 4 to I-95 – Providence, NarragansettExit 6 on Route 4
20.633.2  Route 402 east (Frenchtown Road) – Davisville, Quonset PointWest end of Route 402
23.137.2    Route 401 east (Division Road) to I-95 north / Route 4 southWest end of Route 401
Warwick23.337.5  I-95 south – Westerly, New YorkExit 8 on I-95
24.639.6  Route 3 south (Cowesett Avenue)North end of Route 3
25.440.9  Route 117 – Apponaug, ArcticInterchange
26.442.5  Route 115 (Toll Gate Road)
27.143.6   Route 113 east (East Avenue) to I-95West end of Route 113
27.544.3  I-295Same directional access only (e.g. north-to-north), exit 1B on I-295
27.844.7Natick Road – Warwick Mall
ProvidenceCranston28.445.7  Route 33 south – West Warwick, ArcticInterchange, no northbound exit, north end of Route 33
28.646.0  Route 5 (Oaklawn Avenue)Interchange
29.247.0Brayton AvenueInterchange, southbound exit and entrance
29.948.1     Route 37 to I-95 / I-295 / US 1 – T.F. Green AirportExit 2 on Route 37
30.348.8Sockanosset Cross Road / Dean Parkway
30.849.6Garden City CenterInterchange, southbound exit and northbound entrance
32.251.8  Route 12 (Park Avenue)
Providence32.752.6   Route 10 to I-95Interchange
33.654.1  US 1 (Elmwood Avenue)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Google (23 December 2013). "Route 2" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 23 December 2013.