Here’s what’s on tap for road construction and traffic this upcoming week.

Of note, RITBA: Deck Project on Newport Pell Bridge has resumed

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the week of June 15-21, 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Overnight

  •  Jamestown/Newport/North Kingstown: Rte. 138 East and West from Rte. 1 to Admiral Kalbfus Rd., watch out for crews in a moving operation for striping, Sun.-Thurs nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  •  Jamestown/North Kingstown: Rte. 138 North, from the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge to Rte. 1, partial right lane closure with temporary exit and on-ramp closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Mon. night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  •  Middletown: Rte. 138A (Aquidneck Ave.) at Green End Ave., and Purgatory Rd. at Crescent Ave., alternating lane closures for milling and paving, Sun.-Tues. nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Visit RIDOT’s Travel Advisories website for a full listing of statewide lane closures.

Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority

The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the week of June 16-22, 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

  • Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge: Westbound Right Lane Closure- 6/18 and 6/19- 7 am to 2 pm Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 6/18 and 6/19- 9 am to 2 pm Overnight: Westbound Right Lane Closure- 6/16 to 6/20- 7 pm to 5 am Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 6/16 to 6/20- 7 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: Southbound Lane Closure- 6/19- 9 am to 2 pm Overnight: Northbound Lane Closure- 6/17 to 6/20- 9 pm to 5 am
  • Sakonnet River Bridge: There are currently no Lane Closures on the Sakonnet River Bridge.

Visit RITBA’s Travel Advisories website for updates and more information.

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