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Newport County Road Construction Report: May 26 – June 3


Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport County this week.

Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 5/26 – 6/2

Portsmouth: Rte. 24 North and South, Barker Bridge Ramp, possible shoulder closures for bridge work, Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newport/Jamestown: Rte. 138 on the Newport Pell Bridge, only one lane of traffic will be open effective Tuesday for Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority bridge deck repair work. Expect delays. The restriction will be in place until late June

Newport: Broadway at the intersection of Marlborough St., minor lane shifts for construction work, Tuesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jamestown: Narragansett Ave. East and West, from Coronado Ave. to Avenue B., right lane and shoulder closures possible for drainage work, Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jamestown: Walcott Ave. from Brook St. to Blueberry Ln., right shoulder closed in a moving operation for drainage work, Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jamestown: Hamilton Ave. East and West, from Walcott Ave. to Beavertail Rd., right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for drainage work, Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Middletown: West Main Rd. (Rte. 114) Northbound from Commercial St. to Rockwood Rd., watch for lane shifts and possible lane closures for construction work, Tuesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Newport: Broadway at the intersection of Marlborough St., minor lane shifts for construction work, Tuesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Newport: In order to accommodate construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd. to West Marlborough St., through June 2017. RIPTA has designated temporary bus stop locations along America’s Cup Avenue since the Visitors’ Center boarding area will be closed for the duration of the project. For more information, please visit https://www.ripta.com/newport-gateway-center

Bristol/Jamestown/Newport/Portsmouth/Tiverton: The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is responsible for maintenance and construction activities on the Jamestown-Verrazzano, Newport Pell, Mt. Hope and Sakonnet River bridges. Click here for more information.

Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority: 5/28 – 6/3

Newport Pell Bridge

Eastbound Right Lane Closure -6/1 and 6/2- 7 am to 2 pm
East Shore Road Lane Closures- 5/30 and 5/31- 7 am to 3:30 pm
Overnight: Eastbound Lane Closure-5/31 and 6/1 -9 pm to 5 am

*NPB Roadway Deck Repair Project*
-For the period from 5/30 to 6/29 there will be work taking place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with
Permanent Lane Closures and single lanes of travel on the Newport side of the bridge both East
and Westbound. The Eastbound Open Road Tolling (ORT) Lane will also be closed during this
period.

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge – There are currently no Lane Closures on the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge.

Route 138 Connector – There are currently no Lane Closures on the Route 138 Connector.
Mount Hope Bridge
Overnight: Northbound Lane Closure-5/30 to 6/2 – 9 pm to 5 am

Sakonnet River Bridge – Northbound Break down Lane closure- 5/30 and 5/31- 7 am to 2 pm. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is currently removing the old Sakonnet River Bridge and occasionally
will have Southbound lane closures on Route 24 to allow construction vehicles to enter and leave the site.

City Of Newport Construction Notices

 

Roadway Improvement Program 2017-18

The project purpose is to pave roads and reconstruct sidewalks throughout the City.

Contractor: LAL Contruction Company, Inc., Fall River, MA

Status: Under construction.

Streets with sidewalks will have their sidewalks and curbs replaced and adjusted.  It will likely take numerous weeks for the contractor to work through the several streets and long lengths of sidewalk.  Once a few streets have all sidewalks and curbing rehabilitated, the top finish pavement will be placed.  We appreciate your patience through this process.  Residents and business owners will be allowed access to their properties at all times, however, some minor inconveniences may be experienced while contractor is directly in front of property.

Parking may be restricted from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday as work progresses.

Progress: 15%
Contract Amount:
$1,431,100.50 approved at City Council on April 12, 2017.
Contract Completion:
June 30, 2018

Project areas include:

Touro Street: Under construction from Spring Street to Bellevue Avenue, Replace pavement and concrete sidewalks
Brightman Street: Under construction from Eustis Avenue to end, Replace pavement
Burnside Avenue: Under construction from Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd to Warner Street, Replace pavement and concrete sidewalks
Channing Street: Under construction from Malbone Road to Hall Avenue, Replace pavement and concrete sidewalks
Clinton Avenue: Under construction from Broadway to Warner Street, Replace pavement and concrete sidewalks
Cranston Avenue: Under construction from Broadway to Kay Street, Replace pavement and concrete sidewalks
Greenough Place: Under construction from Ayrault Street to Catherine Street, Replace pavement and concrete sidewalks
Wilbur Avenue: Under construction from Bliss Road to end, Replace pavement
Wilbur Street: On hold from Eustis Avenue to end, Replace pavement

Sidewalk Improvement Program 2016-17

The project purpose is to fix small areas of sidewalks throughout the City that are beyond the capabilities of the City maintenance crews but do not required the total reconstruction of a road.

Project areas include small sidewalk areas on the following streets:

Carroll Avenue: Morton Avenue to Bateman Avenue – under construction
Harrison Avenue: Carroll Avenue to Roseneath Avenue – under construction
Memorial Boulevard: Freebody Street to Middleton Avenue – to be completed
Ochre Point Avenue: Narragansett Avenue to Webster Street – to be completed
Spring Street: McAllister Street to Pope Street plus wheelchair ramp at Barney Street – under construction
Washington Square: minor bluestone sidewalk repairs – to be completed
Long Wharf Crosswalk at Marriott – to be completed
Marlborough Street: Dr. Marcus Wheatland to Thames Street – completed
Goat Island Connector: Washington Street to Goat Island Causeway – completed

Status: Under construction
Progress: 44%
Contract Amount: $452,583.18 approved docket July 22, 2016.
Contract Completion: December 15, 2017 

 

Roadway Improvement Program 2015-16
Narragansett Improvement Co. (NICO) is working to restore city roadways and sidewalks throughout the city.

Contractor: Narragansett Improvement Company

Status: Road work is substantially complete.
Progress: 99.5%
Contract Amount: $3,461,277.09 approved docket April 25, 2016. (includes $30,690.00 CDBG funding)
Contract Completion: November 20, 2016

Parking may be restricted from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. Roads may be closed during working hours, but will generally remain open to local traffic.

 

Pavement Marking Program 2016-17
Safety Marking Inc. will begin work to repaint pavement markings throughout the city.

Contractor: Safety Marking Inc.
Status: Under construction
Location: City-wide on roadways with existing pavement markings.

Progress: 67%
Contract Amount: $75,028.30 approved docket September 15, 2016.
Contract Completion: June 30, 2017

Project includes line and symbol painting/striping on the following streets:

* Parking restrictions from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM 

Spring Street *: Completed
Thames Street *: Completed
Broadway: Bike Sharrows will be installed from Admiral Kalbfus to Farewell Street.

Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project
Cardi Corporation is working to restore the Broadway corridor as part of this complete-streets project.

Status: Under construction
Location: Broadway (Farewell Street to Cranston Avenue)

Landscaping and sidewalks are being completed along with other miscellaneous work.

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