The Newport Police Department has announced that National Grid Gas will again be conducting required maintenance on a gas main on lower Thames Street in Newport on Wednesday night, August 16, 2017.
“Workers will be excavating the roadway in the area of Thames Street at Young Street beginning at 8 pm requiring the closure of Thames Street at this location. The roadway will be fully open by Thursday mornings commute,” the press release from Newport Police Department says. “Thames Street will be closed to through traffic beginning at 8 pm at Thames Street and Memorial Blvd where a Newport Police Officer will be present to allow motorist access to all businesses and residences located between Memorial Blvd and Young Street. Please inform the police officer at this location if you need to access this closed area. All other motorists will be required to use Bellevue Ave and can access lower Thames Street via Howard Street.”