Rhode Island Route 5

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Rhode Island Route 5 marker

Route 5
Route information
Maintained by RIDOT
Length25.7 mi[1] (41.4 km)
Existedby 1934–present
Major junctions
South end US 1 in Warwick
  Route 2 in Cranston

US 6 in Johnston
US 44 in Smithfield

Route 102 / Route 146A in North Smithfield
North endCentral Street in Millville, MA
Location
CountiesKent, Providence
Highway system
Rhode Island Routes
Route 4US 6
Route 1BRhode Island 1C.svgRoute 2

Route 5 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It runs approximately 26 miles (42 km) from US 1 in Warwick to the Massachusetts state line in North Smithfield.

Route description[edit]

Route 5 starts at US 1 in Warwick near Gorton Pond. It runs north over I-95 without an interchange before intersecting Route 2 in Cranston. It continues north, generally paralleling I-295. After passing US 44 near Greenville, Route 5 crosses the Stillwater Reservoir on a short causeway. Continuing north, Route 5 has a short concurrency with Route 7, and it continues to North Smithfield. Route 5 crosses the Route 146 expressway without an interchange and terminates at the Massachusetts state line, though the northernmost Route 5 shields are around Route 102 at the south end of the Route 146A concurrency.

History[edit]

Rhode Island 1C.svg

Route 5 was once numbered Route 1C along the 3.0 miles (4.8 km) between its south end at U.S. Route 1 (New England Interstate Route 1 before 1926) and Route 2 (originally Route 1A). It was renumbered Route 5 and extended north by 1934.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
KentWarwick0.00.0 US 1 / Route 117 (Post Road)Southern terminus
1.21.9 Route 113 (East Avenue) to I-95
ProvidenceCranston3.04.8 Route 2 (New London Avenue) to Route 33Interchange
5.79.2Cranston StreetRoundabout
6.19.8 Route 12 (Phenix Avenue)
7.411.9 Route 14 (Plainfield Street)
Johnston9.114.6 US 6Interchange
9.615.4 US 6A (Hartford Avenue)
Greenville13.822.2 US 44 (Putnam Pike)
Smithfield14.823.8 Route 116 south (Pleasant View Avenue)South end of concurrency with Route 116
16.626.7 Route 104 south (Farnum Pike)South end of concurrency with Route 104
16.827.0 Route 116 north (Washington Highway)North end of concurrency with Route 116
North Smithfield19.431.2 Route 7 south (Douglas Pike)South end of concurrency with Route 7
19.631.5 Route 7 north (Douglas Pike)North end of concurrency with Route 7
20.933.6 Route 104 north (Greenville Road)North end of concurrency with Route 104
25.140.4 Route 102 west / Route 146A east (Victory Highway)South end of concurrency with Route 146A
25.340.7 Route 146A north (Quaker Highway)North end of concurrency with Route 146A
25.741.4noshield=yes Central Street north to Route 122Massachusetts border
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (December 23, 2013). "Route 5" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 23, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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