The Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s next rapid bridge replacement is the Tefft Hill Trail Bridge on I-95 in Exeter. Starting tonight, RIDOT will need to close a portion of I-95 North for 56 hours to complete the work.

This approach will save nearly $1 million and four months of delays as compared with traditional construction methods.

This closure is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, October 13, with all travel lanes reopened by 5 a.m. Monday, October 16. During the closure, all northbound traffic will be required to take Exit 4 to Route 3 north. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the Exit 5/Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich. Passenger vehicles will continue along Route 3 north and use the Exit 6 interchange, also in West Greenwich.

A map detailing the detour routes for both cars and trucks can be found above and at www.ridot.net/95Closure

For updates throughout the weekend, follow RIDOTNews on Twitter and Facebook .

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.