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RIDOT: Road, Lane Closures May 12 – 17

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has many road repair, redesign and building projects in progress throughout the state, some of which stand to make residents’ commutes more challenging.

The RIDOT announced the following traffic construction alerts for the week starting May 13:

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:
  • Closure of the northbound service road. Access maintained to Exits 9A and 9C. Follow signed detour.
  • Closure of Exit 9B. Follow signed detour.
  • Lane restrictions from two to one on the ramp from Rte. 6 West to I-295 North. Delays anticipated.
I-295 South, Rte. 6 East and Rte. 6A (Hartford Ave.):
  • Closure of the southbound service road.  Access maintained to Exits 9C and 9A. Follow signed detour.
  • Minor delays anticipated on ramp from Rte. 6 East to I-295 South given closure of southbound service road.
  • Closure of on-ramp from Hartford Ave. West to I-295 South. Left turn access off Hartford Ave. to I-295 South used by Hartford Ave. East traffic.
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.
Temporary Exit Closures
Providence/East Providence: As part of ongoing repairs to the Washington Bridge Westbound, Exit 3 (Gano St.) off of I-195 West is closed through Fall 2019. Follow signed detour.
6/10 Interchange Project
As part of the 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction Project, motorists can expect the following changes:
  • Rte. 6 East, all traffic shifted to the left just after the Hartford Ave. exit. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are narrowed and located on the westbound side of the highway.
  • Rte. 6 East at Broadway, exit closed for construction for approximately 24 months. Follow signed detour.
  • Rte. 10 North, from Union Ave. to the Tobey St. overpass, traffic shifts to the temporary Rte. 10 North and temporary Westminster St. ramp for approximately 24 months.
  • Traffic shifts to the right on Rte. 6 West, from the Tobey St. overpass to Hartford Ave. for approximately 12 months.
  • Traffic shifts on Broadway, from Barton St. to Olneyville Square for approximately 12 months.
  • Traffic shifts on the Broadway and Westminster Street bridges over the highway.
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.
Weekend Ramp Closure
East Providence: The on-ramp from Taunton Ave. to I-195 West will be closed for bridge work, Sat. from 6 a.m. to noon. Follow signed detour using Valley St., Warren Ave. and Broadway.
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.
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 (Aquidneck Ave.) at Purgatory Rd., Crescent Rd. and Green End Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cumberland: Rte. 122 (Mendon Rd.) East and West, from Marshall Ave. to Garden St., Marshall Ave. will be closed for paving, Mon. from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Cumberland: Nate Whipple Hwy. East and West, from Mendon Rd. to Mass. state line, partial right lane closure in a moving operation for drainage work, Mon.-Wed. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Foster/Scituate: Rte. 101 East and West, from the Conn. line to Rte. 6, shoulder closures in a moving operation for sign work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Glocester/Smithfield: Rte. 44 (Putnam Pike) East and West, from #648 to W. Greenville Rd., right lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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 Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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