May 17, 2024

 

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Starting tonight, weather permitting, we will be shifting the current travel lanes to the left at the work zone on Route 138 West where it passes underneath the Tower Hill Road (Route 1) Bridge.

 
 

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Airport Connector, Warwick

 

 

Landscaping work continues requiring right shoulder closures on the Airport Connector, from I-95 North to Post Road, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

Additionally, partial lane closures continue for road structure adjustments on Post Road, from Warwick Avenue to the Airport entrance, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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Henderson Bridge, East Providence

 

 

Crews will continue to demolish the existing Henderson Bridge, which will require the closure of East River Street/River Drive, from Waterman Street to Angell Street, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to follow the signed detour, and pedestrians should use caution when crossing under the bridge.

 

Work continues sitewide on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with alternating lane closures or lane narrowing and frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones, for drainage and curbing work on Henderson Parkway, from the roundabout to the Henderson Bridge, and on Waterfront Drive, from Waterman Avenue to the roundabout, respectively.

 

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I-95 North Viaduct, Providence

 

 

Next week, motorists can expect various ramp closures at Exit 37 B/C/D off I-95 North for paving, striping, and pier repairs, Sunday - Thursday nights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

 

We’ll also have left lane closure to install overhead signage on I-95 North, from Exit 36B to Exit 39B, Sunday - Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

 

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Mendon Road Bridge, Cumberland

 

 

Through late 2024, we currently have a travel lane reduction on I-295, from three to two at the bridge, allowing us to safely reconstruct the piers and abutments.

 

We demolished half the structure and are rebuilding it now. We will shift traffic onto the new half of bridge with its new, smooth-riding surface in late Summer 2024.

 

The project will continue to Fall 2025 as the State demolishes and replaces the other half of the bridge, complete with a smooth-riding surface on Mendon Road from both I-295 interchange ramps and signals.

 

All work remains within the construction zones and will not impact traffic on Mendon Road or I-295.

 

 

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Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport

 

 

Overnight paving operations continue on Sunday - Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday morning, May 24, requiring alternating lane closures.

 

Next week, crews will be milling & paving various locations including; America's Cup Avenue, the JT Connell Highway roundabout, Halsey Street (Rt. 138), and Admiral Kalbfus Road from the roundabout to Third Street.

 

Other operations next week at this project will include daytime maintenance of drainage swales and installation of loam and seed sitewide.

 

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Providence Street Bridge, West Warwick

 

 

We are replacing the Providence Street Bridge, carrying 10,500 vehicles per day on Providence Street (Route 33) over I-295, in West Warwick. The bridge was built in 1968 and we are using accelerated bridge construction methods, with an extended weekend closure in late summer to demolish the old and move the new bridge, into place.

 

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Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence

 

 

The new exit from Route 6 East to Route 10 South is open, so the temporary detour that had been in place is now closed.

 

Next week, we'll be paving on Route 10 South from the flyover bridge to Union Avenue, which will require alternating lane closures, Monday - Friday between 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

On Route 6 West, we'll be landscaping from Tobey Street to Hartford Avenue during the same scheduled operation as above.

 

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Route 37 Improvements, Cranston/Warwick

 

 

Bridge Group 51A: Pontiac Avenue to Post Road (see photo, above)

 

Overnight lane closures are needed on Route 37, from I-95 to Pontiac Avenue for bridge construction, Sunday - Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Daytime alternating lane closures are needed on Pontiac Avenue between the Route 37 West and East on-ramps for bridge construction, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Bridge Group 51B: I-295 area (see photo, below)



Next week, crews will continue various bridge construction operations on Route 37 East at I-295 South, which will require frequent vehicle access in-and-out of the work zone, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. No lane restrictions to motorists are expected during this time, except for Thursday night, May 23 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., alternating lane closures are expected for drainage work.

 

 

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Route 146 Bridges, Lincoln

 

 

Work continues on the replacement of the Breakneck Hill bridge from the ground up. We’re currently building a temporary pedestrian bridge that will be used during the next phase of the project starting in June 2024. The on-ramp closures from Breakneck Hill Road to Route 146 remain.

 

Additionally, we’re working on the northside of the Twin River Road bridge foundation. We should complete the first phase of this bridge’s replacement by the end of this year, with the next phase to start in 2025. No travel impacts are anticipated.

 

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Route 146 Reconstruction Project, Lincoln/North Smithfield

 

 

Starting Friday night, May 17 at 9 p.m., we'll close Exit 8B at Route 146 North to I-295 South through the fall. Additionally, exits 18 A/B on I-295 South will close on Friday night only in order shift traffic. A signed detour will be in place for the duration of this operation.

 

Various overnight construction operations continue on Route 146 and at the I-295 bridges over Route 146 in Lincoln and North Smithfield, which will necessitate exit closures for bridge and road work, Sunday - Thursday nights, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists will need to follow the temporary signed detours in place during these operations.

 

Additionally, Sayles Hill Road at Route 146 in North Smithfield will have alternating lane closures for construction activities, including restricting left turn access from Route 146, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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Route 99 Bridges, Cumberland/Lincoln

 

 

We are rehabilitating four bridges that carry Route 99 in Cumberland and Lincoln. They include the Second Avenue North and South bridges in Cumberland, and the Blackstone River and Sayles Hill Road bridges in Lincoln. Lane splits are currently in place at the Sayles Hill Road Bridge, and a wide load detour remains along the entire stretch of Route 99.

 

Next week, we'll close Route 99 North from Exit 1 (Sayles Hill Road) to Mendon Road for bridge construction work, Monday - Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists will be detoured on to Sayles Hill Road.

 

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Tower Hill Road Bridge and Paving, North/South Kingstown

 

 

On Friday night, May 17, weather permitting, we will be shifting the current travel lanes to the left at the work zone on Route 138 West where it passes underneath the Tower Hill Road (Route 1) Bridge. Motorists should expect narrowed lanes during this operation from 9 p.m. on Friday night, May 17, through 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 18.

 

This new traffic pattern is expected to remain in place for about three months. Next week, within the same project limits, we are scheduled to perform electrical work on the ramps. Travel lanes will remain open to traffic, with drainage and paving work taking place behind barriers, and no lane closures required. The work will be conducted Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

 

 

Motorists can anticipate overnight alternating lane closures to install roadway reflectors & highway signage on I-195 East and West, from South Main Street to Broadway at this project, Sunday - Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

 

Additionally, crews continue to make drainage structure adjustments as needed on the bypass lanes.

 

 
 

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