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 (Jan. 12 – 18)

Tiverton: Rte. 179 North, from Roseland Dr. to Southlake Rd., alternating one-way traffic for drainage work, Wed. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

RITBA (Jan. 13-19)

Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge – Alternating Eastbound and Westbound Lane Closures- 1/16- 9 am to 3 pm

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge – Westbound Right Lane Closure-1/17- 9 am to 3 pm

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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