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RIDOT: Rte. 117 East Detour Runs Feb. 18 till Summer

[RIDOT] There will be a Rte. 117 East detour starting Monday, Feb. 18 as RIDOT repairs Centerville Road Bridge.

WARWICK, RI — Centerville Road Bridge, carrying Rte. 117 over Rte. 2, is getting a $6 million rehab, requiring a detour of eastbound traffic starting Monday, Feb. 18.

The detour is expected to last until mid-summer.

While the detour is in place, Rte. 117 East

past the intersection with Quaker Lane will stay open for local traffic andaccess to businesses including Inskip Automall, the Treehouse Tavern, SantandarBank and professional offices. TheDunkin Donuts/National Guard Recruiting Office building is located just pastthe bridge, but is easily accessed off the detour route by turning left the endof the ramp from Rte. 2 to Rte. 117, according to a RIDOT release on the work.

Though the detour will only last through thesummer, it will help the RIDOT speed the project by about six months, finishingby the end of the year instead of in spring of 2020, the agency reports.

Centerville Road Bridge was built in 1951 and

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is considered functionally obsolete, RIDOT reports. It carries about 28,000vehicles per day. RIDOT will rehabilitate the bridge’s superstructure,substructure and its deck. The road at the bridge will be paved and sidewalkswill be replaced.

The repairs to the bridge is project of RhodeWorks,RIDOT’s initiative to repair structurally deficient bridges and restore Rhode Islandtransportation infrastructure to good condition.

Turn-by-turn directions for Rte. 117 East are as follows:

• Turn right onto Quaker Lane

• Turn left onto Ginsu Way

• Turn left onto Bald Hill Road/Route 2 North

• Bear right at the next exit to return toRoute 117

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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