Rhode Island Route 24

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Route 24 marker

Route 24
Fall River Expressway
Route information
Maintained by RIDOT
Length: 7.7 mi[1] (12.4 km)
Existed: 1966 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 114 in Portsmouth
  Route 138 in Portsmouth
Route 77 in Tiverton
North end: Route 24 in Fall River
Location
Counties: Newport
Highway system

Rhode Island Routes

Route 15 Route 33

Route 24 is a limited-access state highway in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It runs approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Route 114 in Portsmouth to Massachusetts Route 24 in Fall River, Massachusetts. The layout of Rhode Island's highways effectively make Tiverton and Little Compton isolated from the rest of the state. Because of this, people travelling to this part of the state from the Providence area will often cut through Massachusetts using Interstate 195 and Route 24. This route is often far faster than other routes which stay inside Rhode Island.

Route description[edit]

Route 24 starts at Route 114 in Portsmouth. It heads northeast and has a short concurrency with Route 138 over the Sakonnet River Bridge to Tiverton. It continues northeast until the border with Fall River, Massachusetts, where it continues as Massachusetts Route 24.

Exit list[edit]

Exits along the length of Route 24 are numbered only on gore signs. The entire route is in Newport County.

Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Portsmouth 0.0 0.0 Route 114 south (West Main Road) Southern terminus
0.8 1.3 1 To Route 138 south (via Turnpike Avenue) – Middletown, Newport Beaches Southbound exit and northbound entrance
2.0 3.2 2 Route 138 south (Boyds Lane) – Island Park, Portsmouth, Bristol South end of Route 138 overlap; no southbound entrance
3.3 5.3 3 Hummocks Avenue – Common Fence Point Southbound exit and entrance
3.6 5.8 3 Anthony Road – Common Fence Point, Island Park Northbound exit and entrance
Sakonnet River Sakonnet River Bridge
Tiverton 4.2 6.8 4 To Route 77 / Route 177 – Tiverton, Little Compton Northbound exit and southbound entrance only
4.4 7.1 5 Route 138 north / Route 77 south to Route 177 – North Tiverton, Tiverton, Little Compton North end of Route 138 overlap
5.3 8.5 6 Fish Road
7.7 12.4 Route 24 north – Fall River Continuation into Massachusetts
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

References[edit]