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Rte. 37 Lane Closures End Monday Morning

A traffic-cam view of Rte. 37 near Post Road.
A traffic-cam view of Rte. 37 near Post Road.
A traffic-cam view of Rte. 37 near Post Road. RIDOT alerts drivers that Rte. 37 lane closures near the Pontiac Avenue exit in Cranston, begun Friday, will continue through the weekend.

CRANSTON, RI —  Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) reports Rte. 37 lane closures near the Pontiac Avenue exit in Cranston, begun Friday, will continue through the weekend, ending 6 a.m. Monday.

At least one lane of travel will remain open at all times.

RIDOT warns drivers to expect delays and advises people to consider alternate routes. Additionally, traffic using the on-ramp from Pontiac Avenue northbound to Rte. 37 East will need to come to a full stop before merging onto the highway. All ramps will remain open.

The lane closures are necessary for work on the highway on either side of the bridge over the Pawtuxet River, which RIDOT installed last fall.

RIDOT will complete any final paving along the Rte. 37 project area between the Post Road and Pontiac Avenue interchanges this summer prior to the completion of the project this fall.

Rte. 37 Project Recap

Rte. 37 is a critical east-west freeway in central Rhode Island, linking the cities of Cranston and Warwick, major retail, office and residential areas, Interstate highways and T.F. Green International Airport. With a daily traffic count of 42,000 vehicles, Route 37 is one of the state’s busiest corridors.

The current work is part of a $71.9 million, multi-bridge project to repair deficient bridges along the Route 37 corridor with preservation, major rehabilitation, and/or reconstruction of 12 bridge structures in Cranston and Warwick. Six of these bridges are structurally deficient. Four will be replaced and two other bridges will be rehabilitated. The project also includes safety improvements at the Pontiac Avenue interchange from Route 37 West.

The project is funded in part by a $20 million federal TIGER grant secured by Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation. The Route 37 Project is made possible by RhodeWorks and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The project was funded in part by a $20 million federal TIGER grant secured by Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation.

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

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