The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) today announced that due to road repairs on the Mount Hope Bridge, it will necessitate the closing of both the eastbound and westbound lanes periodically during non-rush hour times 9am-3pm.

Construction on the bridge will continue through Saturday, October 31st.

Police details and civilian flaggers will be onsite to assist in directing traffic during construction as minor delays are expected. The Authority understands that doing construction on the Mt. Hope Bridge, which only has two lanes, is not ideal.

However, we want to ensure that the bridge is as safe as possible for all travelers and thanks everyone for their patience during this time of construction.

Members of the public can check bridge conditions and closures by contacting RITBA at 401-423-0800, check its website at, on Twitter or on Facebook.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).