|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:
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.
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:
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.