Newport, RI – The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the near future, according to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA).

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

RIDOT (Nov. 10 – 16)

Weekend

 Portsmouth: Rte. 138 (East Main Rd.) East and West, from Turnpike Ave. to Boyds Lane, one lane open at all times for paving, Sat. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Temporary Road Closure

Portsmouth: Park Ave. East and West, from East Main Rd. to Narragansett Ave., is closed to through traffic for construction through mid-November. Follow signed detour.

Weekday

 Middletown: Rte. 138A (Aquidneck Ave.) at Green End Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Tues.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newport: Goat Island Causeway East and West, from Washington St. to end, alternating one-way traffic for a bridge inspection, Tues.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Newport: 
Rte. 138A East and West, from East Main Rd. to Memorial Blvd., partial lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for drainage work, Tues.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Portsmouth: Rte. 138 (East Main Rd.) East and West, from Turnpike Ave. to Boyds Lane, one lane open at all times for paving, Tues.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Expect delays.

 Tiverton: Fish Rd. at Rte. 177 (Bulgarmarsh Rd.), alternating one-way traffic for construction, Tues.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

RITBA (Nov. 11 – 17)

Claiborne Pell Bridge

  • Westbound Right Lane Closure- 11/13 to 11/16- 6 am to 3 pm
  • Eastbound Left Lane Shifting Closure- 11/13 to 11/16- 9 am to 5 pm
  • Eastbound and Westbound Right Lane Closures- 11/13 to 11/16- 9 am to 3 pm

Overnight:

  • Alternating Eastbound and Westbound Right and Left Lane Closures-11/11 to 11/15- 9 pm to 5 am

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge

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

Route 138 Connector

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

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.

 

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