Rhode Island Road Report: RITBA and RIDOT scheduled lane closures, construction (Nov. 1 – 9)

Here’s what’s on tap for road construction and traffic in Rhode Island this upcoming week.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the week of November 2 – 8, 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Interstate Highway Restrictions

  I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge Rehabilitation (Johnston)

I-295

  • Closure of the southbound through lanes. Through traffic will utilize the new bridges on the service road.
  • Access will be maintained for ramps to Rte. 6 West to Hartford, Conn. (Exit 9C) and Rte. 6 East to Providence (Exit 9A).
  • The on-ramp from Hartford Ave./Rte. 6A West to I-295 South will remain closed.
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Rte. 6 and Rte. 6A (Hartford Ave.)

  • Lane closed on the ramp from Rte. 6 West to I-295 North.
  • Lane closures possible on both Rte. 6 and Rte. 6A at the I-295 overpasses.
  • On-ramp closed from Rte. 6A West to I-295 South. Left turns permitted for nearby on-ramp normally used by Rte. 6A East traffic.

New Traffic Pattern

 Providence: The I-95 North off-ramp to Rte. 146 North at Exit 23, a new traffic pattern will be in place until mid-Fall, and will change when all lanes shift to the right for the last phase of construction. Final completion of the project is scheduled for Fall 2020.

 Warwick: I-95 North, over the Hopkins Hill Rd. Bridge, left lane shifted for construction, until December 15, 2019.

Weekend

 Cranston: I-295 North, from the Phenix Ave. overpass to the Scituate Ave. overpass, left lane closed for paving, Sat., 5 a.m.-1 p.m.

Overnight

 Cranston: I-295 North, from the Phenix Ave. overpass to the Scituate Ave. overpass, left lane closed for construction, Sun.-Wed. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Cumberland: 
I-295, at Leigh Rd., center lane closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

 East providence: 
I-195 North, from Exit 5 to Exit 6, and South, from Exit 3 to Exit 6, alternating double left lane closures for a bridge inspection, Sun.-Tues. nights, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

 East Providence/Providence: 
I-195 West, from Exit 6 to Exit 2, right lane and ramps closed for striping, Sun. night, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

 Pawtucket: 
I-95 North, just before and after Exit 25, alternating lane closures for construction, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Pawtucket: 
I-95, from Exit 27 to the Mass. line, alternating double lane closures for a bridge inspection, Sun.-Tues. nights, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

 Pawtucket: 
I-95 South, from Smithfield Ave. to Bacon St., left lane closed for pothole repair, Wed.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Pawtucket: I-95, at Exit 30, right lane closed for installation of guardrails and construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.

 Providence: I-95 North and South, from Exit 18 to 19 on the Oxford Street Bridge:

  • The Thurbers Ave. on-ramp and Exit 19 on I-95 North, and Exit 18 on I-95 South will be closed as needed for final striping, Mon.-Tues. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

 Providence: I-95 South, from Orms St. to Promenade St., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m.

 Providence:
 I-95 North, from Exit 18 to the Broad St. overpass, alternating lane closures for construction, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Providence: 
I-95, from Smithfield Ave. to Branch Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Warwick: 
I-95, from the Cowesett Rd. overpass to Exit 11, left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-5 a.m.

 West Greenwich: I-95, over Hopkins Hill Rd., left lane closed for paving, Sun.-Wed. nights, 8 p.m.- 5 a.m.

Weekday

 Pawtucket: I-95, at Exit 30, right lane closed for construction, Wed.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 Warwick: 
I-95, at the Greenwich Ave. Bridge, shoulder closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 West Greenwich: I-95 South, at the Hopkins Hill Rd. Bridge, left shoulder closed and crews working behind the barrier for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

 Cumberland: I-295, from Exit 20 to Exit 22, lane shifts to the right, with only two lanes of travel open in each direction for bridge work through Spring 2020.

 Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95, from Exit 2 to Exit 3, lane shifts for bridge work through June 2020.

  • Two northbound lanes will be shift to the left from the exterior to the median area

 Providence/East Providence: Lane shifts are in place on I-195 West, from just after Broadway to the Washington Bridge, and I-195 East, from Pawtucket Ave. to the Mass. line.


Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

  6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)

Rte. 6

  • Rte. 6 East, all traffic shifted onto the existing Rte. 6 West roadway just after the Hartford Ave. exit. Lanes are narrow.
  • The Broadway off ramp is closed.

Rte. 10

  • Rte. 10 North, from Union Ave. to the Tobey St. overpass, lane shift in place for through traffic and the Westminster St. off-ramp.

6/10 Connector

  • On Connector outbound a new lane split is in place for Rte. 10 South and Route 6 West, one-half mile before its original location. Lanes are narrow.

Affected City Streets

  • Traffic from the Tobey St./Harris Ave. on-ramp does not have direct access to Rte. 10 South. Follow detour signs.
  • Traffic shifted on the Broadway and Westminster St. bridges over the highway.

Project-wide

  • Periodic one-lane closures possible along Rte. 10 and Rte. 6 on off-peak hours Monday-Friday.

Lafayette Road Bridge Weekend Work

North Kingstown: Rte. 4, from Rte. 102 to Oak Hill Rd., will be down to one lane in each direction for bridge replacement, Fri. night at 8 p.m. until Mon. at 6 a.m. The Rte. 102 on-ramp to Rte. 4 South will also be closed. Follow signed detour.

Temporary Road Closures

 Westerly: Rte. 78, from Rte. 1 intersection to Conn. line, road closed in a moving operation for removal and installation of barriers, Mon. night, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

New Traffic Patterns

 Lincoln: Rte. 146 North, at the Rte. 116/George Washington Highway interchange, lane shifts are in place and will move traffic onto the off-ramp to Rte. 116, Thurs. night.  Lanes will be narrowed, reduce speed and plan ahead.

North Smithfield: Rte. 146, near the Rte. 5/Rte. 102 (Forestdale/Slatersville) exit and the Central Street overpass, lane splits are in place with one lane of through traffic on either side of the split. All lanes go through; stay in your lane.

Providence: A new traffic pattern is in place on Rte. 6, from Hartford Ave. to Killingly St. All lanes shift to the left and one of the three lanes will be closed for bridge construction through Spring 2021.

Weekend

 Lincoln: Rte. 146 North, from Cobble Hill Rd. overpass to Breakneck Hill Rd., left lane closed for electrical work, Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Overnight

 Cranston: Rte. 10, from the Reservoir Ave. on-ramp to the Niantic Ave. off-ramp, alternating lane closures for construction, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

 North Smithfield: 
Rte. 146, at Exit 11, alternating lane closures for paving, Wed.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North Smithfield: 
Rte. 146, from Rte. 104 to Rte. 102, alternating lane closures for striping, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North Smithfield: 
Rte. 146 South, at Rte. 116, left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.6 a.m.

 North Smithfield: 
Rte. 146 North, from the I-95 North Exit 23 to the Admiral St. overpass, left lane closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8:30 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North Smithfield: Rte. 146, at the Forestdale Bridge, the Old Great Bridge and Spring Brook Bridge, right lane closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

Lincoln: Rte. 146, from Sherman Ave. to Old Louisquisset Pike, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Metropolitan Providence

Temporary Bridge Closures

Providence: The Bath St. East Bridge, which spans the Woonasquatucket River between Kinsley Ave./Providence Place and Promenade St., is currently closed. Get Detour Maps »

Providence/North Providence: The Geneva Pond Bridge, which carries Rte. 7 (Douglas Ave.) over the West River, is closed through Fall 2019. Get Detour Map »

Temporary Road Closures

 Cranston: Rte. 12 (Park Ave.) East at the Park Ave. Bridge over the Pocasset River, from Gansett Ave. to Dyer Ave./Budlong Rd., is closed for bridge demolition through December 2019. Follow signed detour.

Providence: Blackstone St., from Allens Ave. to Eddy St., is currently closed. Local access to the Women and Infants Breast Health Ctr. will be maintained. Get Detour Map »

Extended Lane Closures

Providence: The left and right lanes are closed for bridge demolition on Providence Place and Promenade St., at their intersection with Park Place and the rear entrance to Providence Place Mall, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Weekend

East Providence: North Broadway, from Wilmarth Ave. to Dewey Ave., lanes narrowed for construction, Sat., 24 hours.

Overnight

 Cranston: Rte. 2 (New London Ave.) South, from Howard Ave. to the Rte. 5 off-ramp, alternating lane closures with short-term rolling road block for removal of overhead signs and structures, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

East Providence: 
Rte. 114 North, from Wampanoag Tr. To the Horton Farm Bridge, right shoulder closed for construction, Sun. night, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

 East Providence: Rte. 114, from Tripps Ln. to Amaral St., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Providence: 
Smithfield Ave., from the ramp to I-95 South to the ramp to I-95 North, two eastbound lanes closed and one lane open in each direction on the westbound side for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence: Branch Ave., from the ramp to I-95 South to the ramp to I-95 North, two westbound lanes closed and one lane open in each direction on the eastbound side for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

 Johnston: Rte. 5 East, from the I-295 on and off-ramps to and from Greenville Ave., right lane closed for construction,  Mon.-Sat., until November 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Providence: Rte. 246 (Ashburton St.) South, from West River St. to Randall St., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Continuing

Pawtucket: The Barton St. Bridge, between Broad St. and Montgomery St., is currently closed. Get Detour Maps »

Providence: Visit the City of Providence’s online calendar for traffic restrictions.


East Bay

No Closures at this Time


Newport County

Weekend

 Middletown: Alternating lane closures along Rte. 138A, Purgatory Rd. and Crescent Rd. for striping, Sun., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Weekday

 Little Compton: Rte. 77, from Meetinghouse Rd. to Peckham Rd., alternating one-way traffic for drainage work, Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley

Temporary Bridge Closures

Cumberland: The Town-owned Howard Rd. Bridge, which carries Howard Rd. over Abbott Run, is currently closed. Please follow signed detour via Abbot Run Valley Rd. in Cumberland or from Paine Rd. in Mass. More information is available here

Scituate/Johnston: The Blanchard Sawmill Bridge, carrying Winsor Ave. over the Moswansicut Brook, is closed for replacement. Follow signed detour using Hopkins Ave., Rte. 6 (Hartford Pike) and Rte. 116 (West Greenville Rd.)

Temporary Road Closures

Cumberland: Leigh Rd. will be closed during bridge demolition at I-295, Sun;-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

Weekday

 Cumberland: Rte. 114, from Industrial Rd. to the Bear Hill Rd. and Angell Rd. intersection, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Smithfield: Rte. 5, from Tunmore Rd. to Rte. 116, partial lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Smithfield: Capron Rd., from Stillwater Rd. to Kane Rd., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Continuing

Cumberland: Old Diamond Hill Rd., from Home Ave. to Diamond Hill Rd., is currently closed to motorists while it becomes a walkable path as part of the Diamond Hill Road project.


South County

Weekday

 Charlestown: Rte. 216, from Rte. 1 to Klondike Rd., partial right lane closure for shoulder work, Mon.-Tues., 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

East Greenwich: 
Shippeetown Rd. West, over I-95, right shoulder closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

North Kingstown: 
Lafayette Rd., from Ten Rod Rd. to Hatchery Rd. overpass, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Richmond: 
Rte. 138, at the Kingston Rd. Bridge, lanes shifted for electrical and drainage work , Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 South Kingstown: Rte. 138, at the Kingston Station Bridge, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 South Kingstown: 
Rte. 2 South, from Rte. 138 to Heaton Orchard Rd., partial right lane closure for drainage work, Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

West Greenwich: Hopkins Hill Rd. East, under I-95, center lane closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Continuing

 Charlestown/Richmond: Alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals, for bridge work, 24 hours a day on Rte. 112 North and South, from Butter Lane to Carolina Mill Lane. Expect delays.

Hopkinton: Alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by a temporary traffic signal for bridge work 24 hours per day on Mechanic St. North and South, under the I-95 overpass.
 West Greenwich: Rte. 102 (Victory Hwy.), over I-95 at the Victory Hwy. Bridge, lane shift and shoulder closures for construction, weekdays, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


West Bay

Temporary Bridge Closure

Coventry/Foster: The bridge carrying Barbs Hill Rd. over the Moosup River, just north of Vaughn Hollow Rd. at Potter Rd., is closed for replacement through late October 2019. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Warwick: Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) West, from Orchard Ave. to Commonwealth Ave., right lane closed for construction, Mon. night, 7 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

 Coventry: Rte. 117 West, from Old Flat River Rd. to Simon Templar Dr., partial right lane closure for drainage work, Mon., 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 Coventry: 
Rte. 117, at the Flat River Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for bridge work and paving, Mon., 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Coventry: 
Lincoln Ave., over the Pawtuxet River, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Warwick: 
Rte. 1, from Aviation Ave. to Montebello Rd., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 West Warwick: Rte. 3, from Coit Ave. to Narragansett Ave., alternating one-way traffic for drainage work, Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Visit RIDOT’s Travel Advisories website for updates.


Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority

The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the week of November 3 – 9, 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge

!!!! PLEASE NOTE: THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE NEWPORT PELL BRIDGE !!!! !!!! HAS BEEN LOWERED TO 25 MPH !!!!

*NPB Roadway Deck Repair Project*

– For the period from 8/12/2019 through November 2019 there will be work taking place 24 hours a day with a Permanent Lane Closure in the Westbound Travel Lane between spans 2E to 22E. Lanes of travel Eastbound and Westbound will alternate to allow 2 lanes into Newport during morning rush hour (6am to 9am) and 2 lanes out of Newport during afternoon rush hour (3pm to 6pm). At all other times the contractor may utilize one other lane which would leave one lane of traffic open in each direction.

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 11/4 to 11/8- 9 am to 2 pm

Route 138 Connector There are currently no Lane Closures on the Route 138 Connector.

Mount Hope Bridge Southbound Lane Closure- 11/4 to 11/7- 9 am to 3 pm Southbound Lane Closure- 11/8- 9 am to 1 pm Southbound Lane Closure- 11/9- 5 am to 11 am

Sakonnet River Bridge There are currently no Lane Closures on the Sakonnet River Bridge

Visit RITBA’s Travel Advisories website for updates and more information.