US 6 shield image from wikimedia US 6 / Mid-Cape Highway*

35 Miles, From MA 3 at Sagamore Bridge to MA 28 in Orleans

*Based on This Article in the Cape Cod Times from 4/27/16, MassDOT relented to community opposition and announced it would not be renumbering the US 6 Exits to the Proposed Milepost Based Numbers. However, at a public meeting in Hyannis on July 18, 2016, officials said the exit tabs on the new exit signs will be made long enough for milepost based exits number to be placed on them some time in the future (see this July 29 Article in the Cape Cod Times for more details). Here's an example of one of the new exit signs to be put up in 2017. The lowest bidder for the project was announced on Feb. 7, 2017 as being Liddell Bros. of Halifax:

MassDOT sign plan for auxilary sign for Exit 2 on US 6 in Sandwich

I am keeping this page up in case of the eventuality of a switch to mileage based numbers, and for those curious as to what the exit numbers would/will be. Since some of the opposition to the exit number change was to the numbers themselves, US 6 mileage starting at the RI border in Seekonk, which didn't seem logical to some, an alternative would be to use just the mileage of the Mid-Cape Highway itself. To show what these numbers might be, I have added them in () to the Proposed Number column.

Interchange

Milepost

Exit Number

Proposed Exit Number

 Scusset Beach Rd - Sagamore Beach (WB)

54.4

1A

55A (1A)

 MA 3 shield image from wikimedia North - Plymouth, Boston (WB)

54.2

1B

55B (1B)

 MA 6A shield image from wikimedia East - Sagamore (EB)

54.8

1C

55C (1C)

 MA 130 shield image from wikimedia - Sandwich, Mashpee

58.3

2

58 (4)

 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd - E. Sandwich

60.2

3

60 (6)

 Chase Rd - E. Sandwich, S. Sandwich

62.4

4

62 (8)

 MA 149 shield image from wikimedia - Marston Mills, W. Barnstable

64.8

5

65 (11)

 MA 132 shield image from wikimedia - Barnstable, Hyannis

67.6

6

68 (14)

 Willow St - W. Yarmouth, Yarmouth Port

71.7

7

72 (18)

 Union St -  Yarmouth, Dennis

74.0

8

74 (20)

 MA 134 shield image from wikimedia South - Dennisport, W. Harwich

77.2

9A

77A (23A)

 MA 134 shield image from wikimedia North - Dennis

77.2

9B

77B (23B)

 MA 124 shield image from wikimedia - Harwich, Brewster

81.3

10

81 (26)

 MA 137 shield image from wikimedia - Brewster, Chatham

83.8

11

84 (29)

 MA 6A shield image from wikimedia - Orleans, E. Brewster

88.3

12

88 (33)

 MA 28 shield image from wikimedia - Orleans (Rotary)

90.3

(13)

(90/35)

This exit list contains both the existing exit number and MassDOT's proposed exit number from its 2016 project that would have converted US 6 to the Geographic Reference or Milepost Exit Numbering system as part of a sign replacement contract that was to start in the Fall of 2016. The revised project started in the fall of 2017 keeps the current exit numbers and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2018. The proposed numbers provided were based on those in contract documents provided by the MassDOT Highway Division. Exit list revised Jan. 29, 2018 with information from new exit signs placed between Sandwich and Dennis.

Here's the initial article about the planned signage replacement, both the new numbers and the plans to use overhead signage, that sparked criticism by local Cape Cod officials, and resulted in the halting of the planned statewide exit number conversion project: From the Cape Cod Times, 2/24/16.

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