EAST GREENWICH, RI — Tonight marks the third evening, but maybe not that last, that RIDOT will close the Rte. 95 South Exit 9 to Rte. 4 South in East Greenwich for work on the Division Street Bridge project.
The overnight closure may be repeated for the same hours on weeknights over the next two weeks, RIDOT reports.
The closure is necessary to allow workers to make modifications to a temporary bridge under construction over Route 4, which will be used to carry traffic while RIDOT replaces the Division Street Bridge. In an abundance of caution, RIDOT is closing Rte. 4 South under the bridge while the work is underway.
During the closure, motorists on I-95 South wishing to take Route 4 South should follow a detour using Exit 8 to Route 2/South County Trail and Division Street to access the Route 4 South on-ramp just after the East Greenwich Square shopping center. Police details will be present to keep traffic moving through the traffic signals along the detour route.
RIDOT expects travel delays and recommends motorists seek alternate routes.