WARWICK, RI — The RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has updated motorist alerts as work on Rte. 37 and the Airport Connector continues through the end of summer.
Airport Connector – Project Update
Now that the Post Road ramps have been milled and paved, travelers can expect one lane of travel in each direction for bridge work on Jefferson Boulevard under the Airport Connector, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The work is part of the department’s $10.3 million project for landscaping and beautification of the Airport Connector. RIDOT’s goal is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the Airport Connector and its interchange with I-95 to create a positive first impression for Rhode Island visitors.
The project includes illuminated gateway signage, the planting of over 20,000 shrubs, trees, ornamental grasses and ground cover, new signage, sculptural fencing, and painting of concrete barrier.
Rte. 37 Bridge Work – Project Update
Bridge Group 51A: Pontiac Avenue to Post Road
Daytime alternating lane closures are scheduled for electrical work along Pontiac Avenue, from Sockanosset Cross Road to the Route 37 East ramps, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other scheduled activities include finishing the drainage and paving the remainder of the new on-ramp from Pontiac Avenue to Route 37 West, and concrete pours at the Jefferson Boulevard North Bridge, carrying Route 37 West over Jefferson Boulevard, and the Pawtuxet River North Bridge, carrying Route 37 West over the Pawtuxet River.
Bridge Group 51B: I-295 area (see photo, below)
Overnight bridge demolition and construction continues next week along I-295 North and South in the vicinity of Route 37 (Exits 3A and B,) with alternating lane closures, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Daytime construction of the Cranston Street Bridge, carrying Route 37 East and West over Cranston Street, requires alternating one-way traffic on Cranston Street under Route 37, between Sherman Avenue and Overbrook Drive, Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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