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 (December 8-14)

Middletown: Rte. 138A (Aquidneck Ave.) at Green End Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note: this operation is anticipated to last through Fri., Dec. 14.

Newport: Expect shoulder and partial lane closures for survey work at the following locations, Mon. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Admiral Kalbfus Rd. West, near Rolling Green Rd.; at the on-ramp from Rte. 138 West to the Pell Bridge; at the off-ramp from the Pell Bridge to Rte. 138 East; Admiral Kalbfus Rd. East, near the former Newport Grand; Connell Hwy. South at Farewell St./Americas Cup Blvd.

Portsmouth:Rte. 138 (East Main Rd.) East and West, from Boyds Lane to Turnpike Ave., shoulder closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Portsmouth: Stringham Rd. East and West, from Alexander Rd. to Burma Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

RITBA (December 9-15)

Claiborne Pell Bridge: Westbound Alternating Lane Closures- 12/10 and 12/11- 7 am to 2:30 pm. Eastbound and Westbound Open Road Tolling (ORT) Lane closures-12/12- 9 am to 2 pmEastbound and Westbound Open Road Tolling (ORT) Lane closures-12/13- 9:30 am to 2 pmOvernight: Westbound Alternating Lane Closure- 12/9 and 12/10- 7 pm to 3

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

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