PROVIDENCE, RI — The Tobey Street on-ramp to Rte. 6 West will be no more as of Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced, detouring via Broadway to Harris Avenue, to another Rte. 6 on-ramp.
The bridge to the current on-ramp is one of seven structurally deficient bridges being replaced as part of the $410 million Route 6/10 Interchange Project.
The design for the Route 6/10 Interchange includes a new bridge crossing the highway at Tobey Street, which will be built over the next two years. Instead of a single-lane on-ramp to the highway, the new Tobey Street Bridge will carry two-way local traffic between the Federal Hill and Olneyville neighborhoods and will provide access to a new service road connecting to Broadway, Westminster Street, Rte. 6 West and Rte. 10 South.
It also will carry a new shared-used bike path over the highway corridor. RIDOT is building bike paths into several new construction projects.
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