Two Lanes of Veterans Memorial Drive Shutting Down April 1
Warwick, R.I. — RIDOT plans to start reconstruction of the north side of Veterans Memorial Drive April as the $29.9 million Apponaug Circulator Project continues, shutting down those two lanes for about four weeks before reconstructing the south lanes.
The reconstruction will involve pavement removal, installation of a gravel sub-base and hot mix asphalt, and the installation of new curbing and sidewalks. In about four weeks, the southbound lanes will get the same treatment, and traffic will be moved to the newly reconstructed lanes until those are finished, the RIDOT reports.
Access to driveways and side streets will be maintained during the reconstruction.
At the former mill site, RIDOT is continuing work on the new bypass spillway structure, installation of the gravel sub-base prior to putting down hot mix asphalt, curbing and sidewalk, installation of the highway lighting system, and some drainage work.
RIDOT traffic advisories for other Warwick roads:
Rte. 37 Ramp closures may also be necessary Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. along Route 37 East and West, from Natick Avenue to Post Road. Please follow signed detours. Otherwise, the standard right lane and shoulder closures on Route 37 East and West will remain, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
Route 117 (Centerville Road) One lane will be closed for Warwick Sewer Authority sewer main installation on Route 117 (Centerville Road) West, from Diamond Hill Road to Orchard Avenue, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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