PROVIDENCE, RI — Starting Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m., RIDOT will temporarily close access to the Route 6/10 Connector inbound to Providence for traffic traveling on Rte. 6 East at Route 10.
It will be closed through the weekend, reopening by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 12. During this time, RIDOT will level and pave a section of the roadway of Route 6 where it merges with Route 10.
RIDOT will establish a detour for local traffic on Route 6 East using the ramp to Route 10 South, where motorists can use the on-ramp to I-95 North (Exit 1B) toward Providence. Drivers can expect travel time delays and RIDOT strongly encourages drivers to consider alternate routes coming from Johnston and points west toward Providence, such as.
- Smithfield, and other locations in northwestern Rhode Island: Use I-295 to Route 146 South to Providence.
- Western Cranston, Scituate and other towns further west: Use Route 37 East to I-95 North to Providence.
- Johnston, North Providence and Cranston: Use major local roadways that lead into Providence.
Also during this weekend operation, Route 10 North at the Route 6/10 interchange will be reduced to one lane. Additionally, the off-ramp from Route 10 South to Union Avenue will be temporarily closed for the weekend and traffic will follow a detour using the Cranston Street exit.
This closure is the latest in a series of weekend closures to level and pave Routes 6 and 10, making uneven sections of the highway smooth and uniform through the project area.
The $410 million Route 6/10 Interchange project is the largest design-build project in RIDOT history. The interchange carries approximately 100,000 vehicles per day and is a critical east-west regional link for automobile and truck traffic between Interstates 295, 95, and 195.
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