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: November 25 – December 1, 2017

Tiverton/Portsmouth: Rte. 24 South at the Old Sakonnet River Bridge, please watch for construction vehicles exiting and entering the shoulder to access the construction site, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Summer 2018.

Little Compton: Snell Rd. East and West, from East Main Rd. to Long Hwy., alternating one-way traffic for construction, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Middletown: 
West Main Rd. from Commercial St. to Maplewood Rd., one lane closed for paving, Monday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Middletown: 
East Main Rd., from West Main Rd. to Rego Rd., one lane closed for paving, Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Expect delays. Please note: additional operations will take place Wednesday-Friday during the same time period.

Portsmouth: Rte. 138 (East Main Rd.) East and West, from Child St. to President Ave., right shoulder closures for construction, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority: 11/26-12/2

Claiborne Pell Bridge:

Westbound Right Lane Closure-11/27 and 12/1- 7 am to 2:30 pm
Eastbound Right and Left Lane Closures-11/27 and 12/1- 9 am to 3 pm
Rolling Lane Closures- On/Off Ramps- 11/28 and 11/30- 7 am to 2 pm

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge: Rolling Lane Closures- On/Off Ramps- 11/28 and 11/30- 7 am to 2 pm

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

Mount Hope Bridge: Northbound Lane Closure-11/27 and 11/30- 9 am to 3 pm

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

*The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is currently removing the old Sakonnet River Bridge. Expect construction vehicles to enter and leave the site possibly causing brief delays Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am – 3:30 pm.

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).