Newport Police Department has announced that on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, National Grid Gas will be conducting maintenance on the gas main in the area of Thames Street at Sharon Court.

National Grid will be excavating in the middle of the roadway and traffic will be unable to pass necessitating a detour for southbound traffic on Thames Street. Work will not begin until after the morning commute and work will then
begin at 9 am. Traffic will be detoured at Thames Street and Wellington Ave, westbound on Wellington Ave, southbound on Marchant Street, eastbound on West Narragansett Ave.

Police Officers will be stationed at traffic post to facilitate the flow of traffic, according to a release from Newport Police Department.

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