Rhode Island Route 7

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Route 7 marker

Route 7
Douglas Pike
Route information
Maintained by RIDOT
Length: 15.7 mi[1] (25.3 km)
Existed: by 1934 – present
Major junctions
South end: Route 246 in Providence
  I‑95 in Providence
I‑295 in Smithfield
North end: Joslin Road in Burrillville
Location
Counties: Providence
Highway system

Rhode Island Routes

US 6A Route 10

Route 7 is a numbered state highway in Rhode Island, United States. It runs approximately 16 miles (26 km) from Route 246 in Providence to Joslin Road in Burrillville.

Route description[edit]

Route 7 begins in Providence at an intersection with Route 246, carrying Orms Street in a western direction. As it passes over I-95, the route meets Douglas Avenue and turns onto it, flanking a residential area. It then enters North Providence and continues for another 1.5 miles (2.4 km), exiting the residential area at Wenscott Reservoir and entering Smithfield. On the reservoir, Route 7 crosses a causeway, becoming the Douglas Pike and retaining that name through the township. The road passes through a heavily wooded area, serving several homes in the area. It expands to four lanes for a short while as it features an interchange with I-295, passing by a shopping center and also intersecting Route 116. North of there, after thinning to two lanes once more, it intersects both Routes 5 and 104, forming a short concurrency with them as they cross each other in North Smithfield. The road continues north to Burrillville, passing through Nasonville, where it makes a right turn and momentarily changes name to Victory Highway; however, that road leaves at the very next intersection. As Douglas Turnpike again, the route crosses Route 102 and continues north to Joslin Road.

The northern terminus of Route 7 is at Joslin Road because that is where state maintenance on the road ends. The paved road continues to the Massachusetts state line. The numbered route does not cross the stateline, but does continue as "Douglas Pike" through the SW corner of Uxbridge, crossing Massachusetts Route 98 and continuing to the center of Douglas.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Providence County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Providence 0.0 0.0 Route 246 (Charles Street) to I‑95 north Southern terminus
0.3 0.48 I‑95 south Northbound exit and southbound entrance, exit 23 on I-95
North Providence 3.1 5.0 Route 15 (Mineral Spring Avenue)
Smithfield 7.4 11.9 I‑295 – Boston, New York City Exit 8 on I-295
8.2 13.2 Route 116 (Washington Highway)
North Smithfield 10.6 17.1 Route 5 south / Route 104 south (Farum Pike) South end of overlap with Routes 5 and 104
10.8 17.4 Route 5 north (Greenville Road) / Route 104 north North end of overlap with Routes 5 and 104
Burrillville 14.9 24.0 Route 102 (Broncos Highway)
15.7 25.3 Joslin Road / Douglas Pike north – Douglas, MA Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (December 23, 2013). "Route 7" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 23, 2013.