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RIDOT: Rte. 295 Lane Shutting Down Friday

WARWICK, RI — RIDOT‘s going to close one of the two travel lanes on I-295 North for the weekend starting on Friday as part of repairs to the Knight Bridge, carrying I-295 North over I-95 South, just prior to Exit 1A in Warwick.
The lance shutdown will allow RIDOT to place concrete on the closed portion of the bridge and let it fully cure before reopening it to traffic for the morning commute on Monday, Sept. 28.
When the lanes reopen, the current lane shift will be removed.
Knight Bridge is one of six bridges along the I-95 corridor from Warwick to West Greenwich that is part of the $10.8-million Bridge Group 5 project. RIDOT is performing preservation-level maintenance to all these structures to extend their service lives, avoiding the need for far more expensive bridge rehabilitation or replacement projects in the future. The entire project will be complete by the end of 2020.
All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather. The Bridge Group 5 project was made possible by RhodeWorks, RIDOT’s ongoing commitment to repair structurally deficient bridges and bring Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure into a state of good repair, promote economic development, and create jobs.
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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