Have You Seen the New Exit Numbers On Route 6 On Cape Cod?


I’d been coming to Cape Cod since high school and always knew that Nauset Beach and Orleans was Exit 12. Easy to remember… the exits start at 1 at the bridge and go to 12. Not any more. (Click on blog link to see other photos.)

Now the numbers correspond with how many miles the exit is from the Rhode Island border. I have read about the reason why being funding from the federal government but the exits are just weird. One exit is 85 and the next one is 89.  And, if you look closely, there is  a green mile marker ever .2 miles all along the entire highway.

So, if you’re planning a trip to the Cape, be prepared to be a bit disoriented as all of the exit signs have changed.

3 thoughts on “Have You Seen the New Exit Numbers On Route 6 On Cape Cod?”

  1. Long ago, it took me a while to figure out why I was headed from Chatham to Wellfleet on Rte. 6 SOUTH.

    These new exit numbers may follow the standard way highways are numbered, but when I get back to the Cape someday, I’m sure I’ll be confused all over again. 🙂

  2. This exit numbering system was implemented on the Maine Turnpike. It sure has taken me quite some time to adjust to it. The old way seemed so much more logical to me!

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