States traversed: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts
US Route 44 is an east-west highway across southern New England. The western extent pokes into southeastern New York, with the very western end occurring at US Route 209 in Kerhonkson. The route continues east through northern Connecticut, with a dip south to pass through Hartford. Leaving Connecticut, US Route 44 crosses into northwestern Rhode Island before drifting east-southeast into Providence. The final stretch of US Route 44 connects Providence to Plymouth, Massachusetts. As US Route 44 approaches Plymouth, it meets a trumpet interchange where it joins the Massachusetts Highway 3 freeway south to the next exit. That next exit puts US Route 44 on its final stretch along Samoset Street, east to the route's penultimate end at Massachusetts Highway 3A.
My photo for US Route 44 comes from Providence, Rhode Island. Trying to find properly-installed route markers in Rhode Island is like pulling teeth. The photo, not one of my best, shows a guide assembly facing south on Main Street, announcing where US Route 44 turns from northbound Main Street onto westbound Smith Street. Smith Street soon takes US Route 44 over Interstate 95, which lies just to the east of the photo's location. I was hoping to find a photo opportunity sooner upon my departure from Interstate 95 to look for one, but alas, this is Rhode Island. This photo was taken in poor lighting at the end of the day, as part of my October 2015 Northeast trip. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.