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RIDOT Lists Lane Closures Throughout Warwick Thursday, Friday

Warwick, RI – Road construction in the city, including work on the continuing $29.9 million Apponaug Circulator Project, will add a few new wrinkles for local drivers in addition to previously announced lane closures.

This afternoon, RIDOT warned on its Twitter feed that motorists should be wary of  a right lane closure tonight on Rte. 2 North between East Avenue and Warwick Mall for bridge painting from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The department also warned they’ll have a lane closed on Veterans Memorial Drive in Apponaug, tomorrow, Friday, from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., from the Post Road Extension to Greenwich Avenue.

There will also be one lane closed tonight on Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) West, from Diamond Hill Rd. to Tollgate Rd., from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

The following ongoing traffic alerts are in effect through Friday:

  • On the access road for arrivals at the T.F. Green Airport main terminal building, alternating lane closures are possible for bridge inspections, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Rte. 1 (Post Rd.) East, from West Shore Rd. to Veterans Memorial Dr., two lanes closed for construction, Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Expect delays.
  • Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.), from Diamond Hill Rd. to Tollgate Rd., one lane closed for construction, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. One lane will also be closed at the end of Tollgate Rd. South at this time.
  • Rte. 1 (Veterans Memorial Dr.) South, from Rte. 1 at Post Rd. Ext. to Rte. 5 (Greenwich Ave.), one lane closed for construction, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Current work on the Apponaug Circulator Project is focused on what will be the state’s newest roundabout, at Centerville Road and Toll Gate Road.

The Veterans Memorial Drive and Post Road Extension roundabout begins in the summer, the roundabout at Greenwich Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive in the fall. When construction in this area is finished, traffic from Centerville Road will be re-routed through the spot where the Warwick Water Tower stood, until crews toppled it last week, into a roundabout connecting Veterans Memorial Drive, Centerville Road, and Greenwich Avenue.

Work on Apponaug Four Corners begins in fall 2016.

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 editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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