The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) hasprovided the following advisory for the Route 138 corridor between the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge and the Newport Pell Bridge Toll Plaza.

Due to the Route 138 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvement Project, motorists should expect lane closure delays during the weekend ofMarch 24.Starting the evening ofFriday, March 23through the early morning hours ofMonday, March 26there will be one lane temporarily closed in both the eastbound and westbound directions, potentially causing delays for motorists. Closures described above are also planned for the weekends ofMarch 31 and April 7.All scheduled work is weather dependent.

The project began March 5 and is scheduled to be completed byJune 15. The project includes milling and paving of the Route 138 roadway, deck repairs to the North Main Road Bridge, drainage repairs and other miscellaneous repairs.

RITBA is asking motorists planning to travel the Route 138 corridor during the weekends ofMarch 24,March 31 and April 7to plan commutes accordingly; expect delays and allow extra travel time.

Ryan M. Belmore

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