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

Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 1/2-1/6

Newport: As the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) prepares for construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience road work and a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd. to West Marlborough St., starting the week of January 2, 2017. The project is slated to be completed in June 2017.  RIPTA will be announcing temporary bus stop locations since the Visitors’ Center boarding area will be closed for the duration of the project.  For more information please visit

No Other Scheduled Restrictions

Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority: 1/1-1/7

Newport Pell Bridge – Westbound Right Lane Closure -1/3 to 1/5- 8 am to 3 pm

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 –  Northbound Lane Closure – 1/4 and 1/5 – 9 am to 3 pm

Sakonnet River Bridge – There are currently no Lane Closures on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

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).