Rhode Island Route 2

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Route 2

Route 2 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by RIDOT
Length33.6 mi[1] (54.1 km)
Existedca 1934–present
Major junctions
South end US 1 in Charlestown
Major intersections 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
CountryUnited States
StateRhode Island
CountiesWashington, Kent, Providence
Highway system
Route 1C Route 3

Route 2 is a 33.6-mile (54.1 km) state highway in Rhode Island, that runs from U.S. Route 1 in Charlestown to US 1 in Providence.

Route description

Route 2's concurrency with Route 102 in North Kingstown, July 2009

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 Interstate 95. Route 2 passes the eastern terminus of Route 3 before reaching an interchange with Interstate 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.


Route 2 (Bald Hill Road) at Tollgate Road, facing north towards Cranston, July 2007

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 intersections

WashingtonCharlestown0.00.0 US 1 (Commodore Perry Highway) / Route 112Southern terminus; southern terminus of Route 112; south end of concurrency with Route 112
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
Route 4 to I-95 – Providence, Narragansett
Exit 3 on Route 4
Route 102 south (Ten Rod Road)
North end of concurrency with Route 102
KentEast Greenwich19.731.7
Route 4 to I-95 – Providence, Narragansett
Exit 5 on Route 4
Route 402 east (Frenchtown Road) – Davisville, Quonset Point
West end of Route 402

Route 401 east (Division Road) to I-95 north / Route 4 south
West end of Route 401
I-95 south – Westerly, New York
Exit 24 on I-95
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)

Route 113 east (East Avenue) to I-95
West 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
Route 33 south – West Warwick, Arctic
Interchange, no northbound exit, north end of Route 33
28.646.0 Route 5 (Oaklawn Avenue)Interchange
29.247.0Brayton AvenueInterchange, southbound exit and entrance

Route 37 to I-95 / I-295 / US 1 – T.F. Green Airport
Exit 1 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)
Route 10 to I-95
Exit 2A on Route 10
33.654.1 US 1 (Elmwood Avenue)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


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

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