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RIDOT Building New Rte. 95 Bridges On Centerville Road

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] RIDOT is building new bridges to replace Toll Gate and Centerville Road spans in November. The work is taking place on Centerville Road.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] RIDOT is building new bridges to replace Toll Gate and Centerville Road spans in November. The work is taking place on Centerville Road.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] RIDOT is building new bridges to replace Toll Gate and Centerville Road spans in November. The work is taking place on Centerville Road.
WARWICK, RI— New bridges RIDOT plans to replace Rte. 95 spans across Toll Gate Road and Centerville Road are taking shape as blue girders are placed across red on Centerville Road near Exit 10, likely installed by November.

The current span under construction can be seen by drivers from the highway, who may also have noticed the RIDOT crews paving over the grassy median between the north and south stretches of highway nearby.

“You would use that to help move highway traffic around,” said Charles St. Martin, spokesman for the RIDOT.

When the bridges are ready to install, they’ll need to move traffic into the center of the highway around the work, he said.

In the meantime, the men atop the girders spotted from the highway, and Bay Crane lifting the girders into place on Centerville Road, will be a routine sight.

The project is budgeted at $25.3 million. It’s one of several Rte. 95 bridges that will be replaced this year, part of  $700 million spent this year in Governor Raimondo’s RhodeWorks program to bring Rhode Island’s roads and bridges into a state of good repair.  The other bridge projects along Rte. 95 are:

  • Kingston Road Bridge at the Route 138 interchange in Hope Valley ($21.3 million)
  • I-95 Corridor Bridges project for bridges over Roosevelt Avenue and East Street in Pawtucket ($19.1 million)
  • Victory Highway Bridge (Route 102) over I-95 at Exit 5 ($19 million)
  • Wood River Valley Bridge north of Exit 2 at the Hopkinton/Richmond line ($16.8 million)
  • Oxford Street Bridge, between Exits 18 and 19 in Providence ($10.1 million)
  • Baker’s Pine Bridge at Exit 4 in Richmond ($9.4 million).
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] RIDOT is building new bridges to replace Toll Gate and Centerville Road spans in November.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] RIDOT is building new bridges to replace Toll Gate and Centerville Road spans in November.
Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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