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

Middletown: East Main Rd. East and West, from West Main Rd. to Rego Rd., one lane open in each direction for construction, Monday and Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newport: Broadway, from Cranston Ave. to Marlborough St., minor off-road work possible, Monday-Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newport Pell Bridge Westbound Right Lane Closure: 11/21 and 11/22- 9 am to 3 pm Eastbound Right Lane Closure -11/21 and 11/22- 9 am to 3 pm

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

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

Mount Hope Bridge Northbound Lane Closure: 11/21 and 11/22 – 9 am to 3 pm

Sakonnet River Bridge Southbound Left Lane Closure:  11/21 – 9 am to 2 pm

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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