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: March 17 – 23

No lane closures anticipated.

Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority: March 18 – 28

Claiborne Pell Bridge

  • Eastbound and Westbound Left Lane Closure and Eastbound Open Road Tolling Closure- 3/19- 9 am to 3:30 pm
  • Westbound Right Lane Closure- 3/20- 9 am to 3 pm
  • Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 3/20 to 3/23 – 9 am to 3 pm

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge

  • There are currently no Lane Closures on the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge.

Route 138 Connector

  • Eastbound and Westbound Alternating Lane Closures-3/19 to 3/23- 9 am to 3 pm
  • Overnight: Westbound Open Road Tolling Closure – 3/19 – 9 pm to 5 am
  • Overnight: Eastbound and Westbound Alternating Lane Closures-3/19 to 3/22- 9 pm to 5 am

Mount Hope Bridge

  • There are currently no Lane Closures on the Mount Hope Bridge.

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 7am – 3:30pm.

The schedule is subject to change.

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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.

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