Starting Monday, August 26, through Friday, August 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), is scheduled to close the Nanaquaket Pond Bridge, between Bridgeport Road and Highland Road, on Route 77 (Main Road) in Tiverton.

With minor concrete repairs nearing completion, the closure will allow crews to pave and waterproof the bridge deck, according to RIDOT.

Motorists are advised to follow a signed detour using Nanaquaket Road to the east, and Bulgarmarsh Road to the west. A detour map can be seen above and is available at Remaining work on the project includes patching under the bridge. Full project completion is slated for mid-September.

All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.

According to RIDOT, Repairs to the Nanaquaket Pond Bridge in Tiverton, part of an $8 million, 21-bridge contract for Aquidneck Island and parts of South County, are made possible by RhodeWorks, RIDOT’s ongoing commitment to repair structurally deficient bridges and bring Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure into a state of good repair, promote economic development, and create jobs. Learn more at