Route 177 (Rhode Island – Massachusetts)

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Route 177
Route information
Maintained by RIDOT and MassDOT
Length: 8.4 mi[1][2] (13.5 km)
3.5 miles (5.6 km) in Rhode Island
4.9 miles (7.9 km) in Massachusetts
Major junctions
West end: Route 77 in Tiverton, RI
  Route 81 in Tiverton, RI
Route 88 in Westport, MA
East end: US 6 in Westport, MA
Counties: Newport (RI), Bristol (MA)
Highway system
Route 165 RI Route 177 Route 179
Route 169 MA Route 177 Route 181

Route 177 is an 8.4 miles (13.5 km) long alignment of state highways in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The western terminus is at an intersection with Route 77 in Tiverton, Rhode Island and the eastern terminus is at an intersection with US 6 in Westport, Massachusetts.

Route description[edit]

Route 177 enters Massachusetts in the city of Fall River. A portion of the Westport town line sign approximately 350 feet west can be seen near the center of the photo

Route 177 begins in Rhode Island at an intersection with Route 77 (Main Road) in Tiverton near Nannaquaket Pond. The route progresses northeast as Bulgamarsh Road through a residential neighborhood. After the intersection with Fish Road, Route 177 turns eastward and leaves downtown Tiverton. More woodlands begin to surround the two-lane highway before turning eastward into Bliss Corners, where it curves to the south of Stafford Pond. In downtown Bliss Corners, Route 177 intersects with Route 81 (Stafford/Crandall Roads). After the intersection with Route 81, Route 177 turns eastward one last time out of Bliss Corners and crosses the Massachusetts state line, entering a remote section of the city of Fall River, Massachusetts.[3]

After crossing the state line into Massachusetts, Route 177 becomes known as American Legion Highway and crosses north of several bodies of water through Fall River. After intersecting with Tickle Road, the highway curves to the southeast and into a short stretch of residents through the hamlet of Brownell Corner. After the intersection with Sanford Road, Route 177 curves to the northeast once again. Just northeast of Brownwell Corner, the highway enters a diamond interchange with Route 88 before entering Westport. Through Westport, Route 177 turns northeastward once again, but remains rather wooded until the intersection with Forge Road, where it becomes residential once again. The route intersects with Beeden Road then merges into the right-of-way of U.S. Route 6 in Westport. This serves as the eastern terminus of the Massachusetts segment of Route 177.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

State County Location mi[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Rhode Island Newport Tiverton 0.0 0.0 Route 77 (Main Road) Western terminus
2.9 4.7 Route 81 (Stafford Road / Crandall Road)
RIMA border 3.5
Rhode IslandMassachusetts state line
Massachusetts Bristol Westport 3.1 5.0 Route 88 – Westport, North Westport Interchange
4.9 7.9 US 6 – Cape Cod, Fall River Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (December 31, 2013). "Route 177 in Rhode Island" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Google (December 31, 2013). "Route 177 in Massachusetts" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Microsoft; Nokia (August 25, 2011). "Overview Map of Rhode Island and Massachusetts Route 177" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 

Route map: Google

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