Lower Thames Street will be closed on Wednesday night to allow National Grid to conduct required maintenance on a gas main.Workers will be excavating the

Workers will be excavating the roadway in the area of Thames Street at Young Street beginning at 8 pm, requiring the closure of Thames Street at that location. The roadway will be fully open by Thursday mornings commute, according to the Newport Police Department.

Thames Street will be closed to through traffic beginning at 8 pm at Thames Street and Memorial Blvd where a Newport Police Officer will be present to allow motorist access to all businesses and residences located between Memorial Blvd and Young Street.

The Newport Police Department asks that you please inform the police officer at this location if you need to access this closed area. All other motorists will be required to use Bellevue Ave and can access lower Thames Street via Howard Street.

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