Pell Bridge Run

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

Of note, Phase II of Newport Pell Bridge Road Deck Project to start Monday, August 12th

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

August 24-30, 2019

Tiverton: Rte. 77 (Main Rd.), the Nannaquaket Pond Bridge will be closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Tiverton: Rte. 77 South, from Hamilton Circle to Seapowet Ave., alternating one-way traffic for drainage work, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

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

Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority

August 25-31, 2019

The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the week of August 25 – 31 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Newport Claiborne Pell Bridg – !!!! PLEASE NOTE: THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE NEWPORT PELL BRIDGE !!!! !!!! HAS BEEN LOWERED TO 25 MPH !!!! *NPB Roadway Deck Repair Project*

– For the period from 8/12/2019 through December 2019 there will be work taking place 24 hours a day with a Permanent Lane Closure in the Westbound Travel Lane between spans 2E to 22E. Lanes of travel Eastbound and Westbound will alternate to allow 2 lanes into Newport during morning rush hour (6am to 9am) and 2 lanes out of Newport during afternoon rush hour (3pm to 6pm). At all other times the contractor may utilize one other lane which would leave one lane of traffic open in each direction.

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 Overnight: Northbound Lane Closure- 8/28 and 8/29- 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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