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Expect delays and detours on Broadway and Lower Thames Street this week.

Broadway Streetscape Improvement

Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning alternating one-way traffic for the installation of a raised crosswalk on Broadway at Cranston Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Ongoing drainage work within the sidewalk area is also anticipated at Marlborough Street during this same time period. Delays are possible.

Lower Thames Street

The Newport Police Departments is alerting residents that National Grid Gas will be conducting required maintenance next week on a gas main on Lower Thames Street, the work will require a detour.

Work consists of the excavation of Thames Street in three separate areas between Dearborn Street and Wellington Ave. This work and traffic detour will occur on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 and Thursday, November 17, 2016. Work will begin nightly at 6pm till completion each night to minimize traffic disruptions.

The roadway will be open each morning following the scheduled work for the morning commute.

Traffic traveling south on Thames Street will be detoured at Dearborn. The detour will then travel east on Dearborn making a left traveling northbound on Spring Street, turning right onto Bowery and right onto Bellevue Ave and right onto Narragansett Ave to Thames Street. Detour signs will be in place and police officers will be on site to assist motorist with getting to businesses or home. Please use alternate routes during construction.

Two Mile Corner, Middletown

One lane will be open in each direction for the installation of a new drainage line and continued work on a new water main on East Main Road, East and West, from West Main Road to Rego Road, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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