The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has many road repair, redesign and building projects in progress throughout the state, some of which will likely make residents’ commutes more challenging.
The RIDOT announced the following traffic construction alerts for the week starting May 20:
I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge Rehabilitation
As part of the I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge rehabilitation project, motorists can expect the following changes:
I-295 North and Rte. 6 West:
I-295 South, Rte. 6 East and Rte. 6A (Hartford Ave.):
Please note: At the new traffic pattern on I-295 South, make sure you stay on the highway for Exit 9A for Route 6 to Providence. Don’t take the first exit (9C), which is now Hartford Avenue only.
New Traffic Pattern
Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 18 to Exit 19, lanes are currently shifted to the left. Please note: traffic entering the highway using the Allens Ave./Thurbers Ave. on-ramp to I-95 North must yield to traffic before merging onto the Interstate. Expect delays on the ramp; consider alternate routes during peak travel periods.
6/10 Interchange Project
As part of the 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction Project, motorists can expect the following changes:
The lane split on the Rte. 6/10 Connector outbound has shifted one-half mile to the north of its current location. Also, traffic from the Tobey St./Harris Ave. on-ramp does not have direct access to Rte. 10 South and needs to follow a detour using Rte. 6 West.
Daytime work anticipated behind barrier at the 6/10 Interchange.
Temporary Road Closure
Westerly: Rte. 78 East, from the Conn. line to Rte. 1, will be closed for milling and paving, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.
Extended Lane Closures
|Providence: The left lane is closed for bridge repairs through late Summer on Providence Place and Promenade St., at their intersection with Park Place and the rear entrance to Providence Place Mall.|
|Providence: Rte. 126 (Smithfield Ave. Bridge) East and West, from on-ramp to I-95 South to on-ramp to I-95 North, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun. night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.|
Barrington: Washington Rd. North and South, from South Lake Dr. to Glen Ave., alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barrington: Nayatt Rd. East and West, from Washington Rd. to Rumstick Rd., alternating one-way traffic for drainage work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Middletown: Rte. 138A at Aquidneck Ave. and Green End Ave. intersection, alternating lane closures for road repair, Sat. from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Middletown: Rte. 138A at Aquidneck Ave. and Green End Ave. intersection, alternating lane closures for road paving, Sun.-Wed. night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Middletown: Rte. 138A at Aquidneck Ave. and Green End Ave. intersection, alternating lane closures for sidewalk repair, Mon.-Fri. from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cumberland: Mendon Rd. North, from Martin St. to Scott Rd., and North and South, from I-295 overpass to Albion St., partial lane closures in a moving operation for drainage work, Mon. night from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Woonsocket: Diamond Hill Rd. atMendon Rd., alternating lane closures for milling, Wed. night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Cumberland: Old Diamond Hill Rd., from Home Ave. to Diamond Hill Rd., is currently closed to motorists while it becomes a walkable path as part of the Diamond Hill Road project.
|Exeter/North and South Kingstown: Rte. 2 (South County Trail) North and South, from Rte. 102 to Route 138, alternating lane closures for striping, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.|
|West Greenwich: Hopkins Hill Rd. East and West, just before and after the Hopkins Hill Rd. Bridge, shoulder closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
North Kingstown: Lafayette Rd. Bridge North and South, just before and after the bridge, alternating one-way traffic for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Possible delays.
Temporary Road Closure
Warwick: Rte. 117 East at Rte. 2, road closed for bridge demolition through mid-Summer. Follow signed detour.
Extended Lane Closure
|Warwick: Motorists may continue to experience a continuous right lane closure for utility work on Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) East, from Commonwealth Ave. to Orchard Ave., and West from I-95 on-ramp to I-95 off-ramp, through Fri. May 24. Please note that overnight right lane closures on the Eastbound may occur. Delays anticipated.|
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