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: 2/18-2/24


Newport: Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd. (Goat Island Causeway) East and West, from Washington St. to Goat Island Rd., alternating one-way traffic with a partial right lane closure for a bridge inspection, Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ongoing Restriction

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

Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority: 2/19-25

Newport Pell Bridge: Eastbound Lane Closure- 2/22- 8 am to 11 am – 2/23- 9 am to 5 pm Westbound Right Lane Closure- 2/22 and 2/24- 7 am to 3 pm

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge: Rolling Lane Closure- 2/22- 8 am to 2 pm

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

Mount Hope Bridge: Rolling Lane Closure- 2/21- 10 am to 2 pm

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

The schedule is subject to change. Visit RITBA’s  Real Time Traffic Updates page for the most current information.

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).