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Delays, Lane Closures As Apponaug Work Enters Spring Phase

Warwick, RI -The $29.9 million Apponaug Circulator Project continues as the first days of spring get underway, with lane closures and traffic delays expected through the project area this week.

According to the RIDOT’s timetable, spring heralds the construction of the roundabout at Centerville Road and Toll Gate Road.

Demolition of the Warwick water tower, which Rose Amoros, DOT’s director of communications & customer service, said could have started in February or early March, weather permitting, is now tentatively scheduled for May.

The entire project, which will convert the one-way Post Road stretch through Apponaug into a two-way at Post Road at Williams Corner, and put roundabouts at Apponaug Four Corners, the Centerville Road and Tollgate Road intersection, the Greenwich Avenue and Veteran’s Memorial Drive intersection, and the Veterans Memorial Drive and Post Road Extension intersection, is expected to be complete in 2017.

This week’s traffic advisories are listed below:

Post Road – West Shore Road to Veterans Memorial Drive 

Two lanes will be closed for overhead wire installation on Route 1 (Post Road) East, from West Shore Road to Veterans Memorial Drive, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Centerville Road [Rte. 117] – Diamond Hill Road to Tollgate Road:

One lane will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during work on a new drainage system on West Shore Road, from the railroad overpass to Rte. 1 (Post Road), and while we install new drainage on Route 117 (Centerville Road), from Diamond Hill Road to Tollgate Road.

Veterans Memorial Drive, Post Road Extension:

In addition, utility pole installation will require a one-lane closure on Route 1 (Veterans Memorial Drive) South, from Route 1 at the Post Road Extension to Route 5 (Greenwich Avenue), weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Related Stories:

DOT: Apponaug Roundabouts Part of State-wide Safety Redesign

Apponaug Traffic Update, Jan. 12 through 17 

Apponaug Circulator Project Reshaping Downtown Warwick

Apponaug Traffic Update, Jan. 5 through 10

Police ID Man Killed in Apponaug Construction Accident

Apponaug Businesses Tough Out Construction, Focus on Payoff

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