State Route 138 in Rhode Island


Get started Voluntown
End Fall River
Length 45 mi
Length 73 km
Connecticut CT-138Hope Valley



State Route 1A

Jamestown Verrazano Bridge



Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge



Massachusetts MA-138

State Route 138 is a state route in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. The road forms an east-west route through the south of the state, through the town of Newport, where the road is west of a freeway. The road is 73 kilometers long in total.

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Travel directions

State Route 138 begins on the Connecticut border and heads east through the countryside of southern Rhode Island. This part is a secondary road. East of US 1, State Route 138 is a freeway for 9 miles , primarily because it crosses Narragansett Bay via two bridges, first the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, followed by the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, which is a toll road. The highway ends in downtown Newport. State Route 138 then follows a secondary route northeast to Fall River in Massachusetts.

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In 1940, the original Jamestown Bridge opened over the western part of Narragansett Bay. This was replaced in 1992 by the current freeway bridge. The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge opened to traffic on June 28, 1969 as a toll road. The Newport Bridge is a suspension bridge.

Traffic intensities

The highway section at Jamestown has 26,800 vehicles per day.

State Route 138 in Rhode Island