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The following road and lane closure notices have been scheduled by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA).

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

RITBA Weekly Lane Closure Updates

June 5 – 11

Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge
Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 6/6, 6/8 and 6/9- 9 am to 2:30 pm

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge
Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 6/6 to 6/9- 9 am to 2:30 pm

Route 138 Connector
Westbound Left Lane Closure- 6/8- 7 am to 2:30 pm
Eastbound Left Lane Closure- 6/9- 9 am to 2:30 pm

Mount Hope Bridge
There are currently no lane closures planned for the Mount Hope Bridge.

Sakonnet River Bridge
There are currently no lane closures planned for the Sakonnet River Bridge.

RIDOT Travel Advisories

June 4 – 10

Interstate Highway Restrictions

  I-95 North Viaduct, Providence

Providence: I-95, at Exit 22 interchange, various closures, including ramps to and from I-95 North and South and Rte. 6 East and West, for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.  Follow signed detours.

Providence: I-95, from Exit 22 to Exit 23, left lane closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence: On Promenade St., close to Park St., one lane is closed for bridge construction.

Providence
: Smith St., between Park St. and Holden St., travel lanes are reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge construction.

Learn more about the project


 Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

East Providence: Valley St., under I-195, alternating one-way traffic for lighting work, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

East Providence/Providence: I-195, from Gano St. to Broadway, left lane closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

East Providence/Providence: The combined on-ramp from Taunton Ave., Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and Warren Ave. onto I-195 West has been reduced from two lanes to one. Expect delays; consider alternate routes including the Broadway and Pawtucket Ave. on-ramps.


New Traffic Patterns

 Cranston: I-95 South, at Exit 14A (Rte. 37 East On-Ramp), one of the two lanes is closed.

 Pawtucket: I-95 South, from just past Exit 30 to Central Ave., all traffic now shifts to the right.

Overnight

 Johnston: I-295 North, from Exit 9 to Exit 10, two left lanes closed for construction, Tues. night, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Exit 26 to Exit 30, and South, from Exit 30 to Exit 25, alternating lane closures in a moving operation for bridge work, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. 

 Smithfield: I-295, from Exit 12A to Exit 12B, left lane closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Warwick: I-95 South, under Rte. 37, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

 Richmond: I-95 North, from Exit 5B to Exit 2, right lane closed for a bridge inspection, Tues., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

  6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)

Flyover Ramp

  • The new flyover ramp connecting Rte. 10 North to Rte. 6 West is now open.

Rte. 6

  • Rte. 6 East, all traffic shifted just after the Hartford Ave. exit. Lanes are narrow.
  • The Broadway off ramp is closed.

Rte. 10

  • Rte. 10 South, all lanes shift to the left near the Broadway overpass.

6/10 Connector

  • On the Connector outbound a new lane split is in place for Rte. 10 South and Rte. 6 West, several hundred feet south of its previous location. Lanes are narrow.

Affected City Streets

  • The Tobey St. and Harris Ave. on-ramps are closed. Follow signed detours.
  • Traffic shifted on the Broadway and Westminster St. bridges over the highway.
  • Westminster St. West at the Westminster St. Bridge, one lane closed for bridge work.
  • Westminster St. on-ramp to Rte. 10 South is closed. Follow signed detour.

Project-wide

  • Periodic one-lane closures possible along Rte. 10 and Rte. 6 on off-peak hours Mon.-Fri.

Learn more about the project


Division Street Bridge, East Greenwich/Warwick

East Greenwich: Rte. 4 South, from I-95 South to Division St. off-ramp, and North, from Rte. 403 to Exit 9B, alternating lane closures for utility work, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

East Greenwich: Rte. 4 South, from I-95 South to Division St. off-ramp, and North, from Rte. 403 to Exit 9B, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Learn more about the project


New Traffic Patterns

 Cranston: Rte. 37 West, at Exit 1B (I-295 South), lanes shifted for new travel lane.

 Cranston: Rte. 37 West from Exit 2B (I-95 North) to Exit 1E (Pontiac Ave.), travel lanes reduced from two to one.

 Providence: Rte. 6, from Hartford Ave. to Killingly St., all lanes shift to the left and one of the three will be closed for bridge construction.

 Warwick: Rte. 37 West, one of the three lanes is closed and lanes are shifted between Post Rd. and the I-95 interchange.

Overnight

 Lincoln: Rte. 146, at I-295, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 146, at the Twin River Rd. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 146, at the Breakneck Hill Rd. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North Providence: Rte. 146, at the Mineral Spring Ave. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North Providence: Rte. 146, at the Charles St. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North and South Kingstown: Rte. 1, from Rte. 4 to Wakefield exit, right lane and exit closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Mon. night, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.

 Warwick: Rte. 37 West, over the Pawtuxet River, right lane closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

 Lincoln: Rte. 146 South, on the ramp to Rte. 116, narrowed lanes for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 146 North, at Exit 7, narrowed lanes for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.


Metropolitan Providence

Henderson Bridge

East Providence: The off-ramp from the Henderson Bridge East to Massasoit Ave. South is closed. Follow signed detour.

East Providence: 
Waterfront Dr., from Warren Ave. to Dexter Rd., road closed for construction. Follow signed detour.

East Providence: 
Henderson Pkwy. West, at the off-ramp to Massasoit, ramp closed for construction. Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence: Henderson Expressway/Bridge from North Broadway in East Providence to South Angell St./Waterman St. in Providence, all traffic is shifted to the eastbound side of the bridge.

Providence: East River St., from Waterman St. to Angell St., road closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Learn more about the project


Temporary Road Closures

Cranston: Park Ave., at the Park Ave. RR Bridge, from Wellington Ave. to Elmwood Ave., road closed for bridge work. Follow signed detour.

Providence: Reservoir Ave., at the Reservoir Ave. RR Bridge, between Narragansett Ave. and Elmwood Ave., road closed for bridge work. Follow signed detour.

Temporary Bridge Closure

Johnston/North Providence: The Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on Greystone Ave. over the Woonasquatucket River, between Riverside Ave. in Johnston and Rte. 104 (Waterman Ave.) in North Providence, is closed. Follow signed detour using Waterman Ave. and Rte. 44 (Putnam Pke.).

Overnight

Barrington/East Providence: Rte. 114 South, from I-195/Rte. 6 to Federal Rd., alternating lane closures with temporary U-turn closures for paving, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

 Barrington/East Providence: Rte. 114 South, from I-195/Rte. 6 to Federal Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

 Cranston: Rte. 2., under Rte. 37, lane shifts for a bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cranston: Pontiac Ave., from Sockanosset Cross Rd. to Rte. 37, alternating lane closures for utility work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 North Providence: Rte. 216, from Borah St. to Miner St., right lane closed for a bridge inspection, Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 North Providence: Rte. 15, under Rte. 146, two right lanes closed for a bridge inspection, Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Continuing

Pawtucket: The Barton St. Bridge, between Broad St. and Montgomery St., is currently closed. Get Detour Maps »

Providence: Visit the City of Providence’s online calendar for traffic restrictions.


East Bay

East Bay Bike Path Bridges

 Barrington/Warren: Rte. 114, at the Barrington and Warren Bridges, the northbound boardwalks are now open, providing a continuous, off-road path around the closed bike path bridges.

Overnight

 Barrington/East Providence: Rte. 114 South, from I-195/Rte. 6 to Federal Rd., alternating lane closures with temporary U-turn closures for paving, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

 Barrington/East Providence: Rte. 114 South, from I-195/Rte. 6 to Federal Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-8 p.m.


Newport County

Weekday

Newport: Temporary lane shifts possible for construction on Third St. and JT Connell Hwy., and shoulder closures along Farewell St. and America’s Cup Ave., Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Portsmouth: West Main Rd. and Hedley St., at the intersections of Turnpike Ave. and Memorial Dr., partial lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley

Temporary Road Closures

 Burrillville:  Rte. 102 (Bronco Hwy.), from Glendale Bypass to Rte. 7 at the Mohegan Bridge, is closed in both directions for bridge work. Follow signed detour.

 Cumberland: 
Rte. 114 (Broad St.) South, from Elm St. to Jones St., road closed for drainage work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  Follow signed detour.

North Smithfield: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals for bridge work, 24 hours per day on Great Rd., between Lapre Dr. and Meadowbrook Dr., at the Union Village RR Bridge. Reduced lane widths. Expect delays.

Weekday

Cumberland: Diamond Hill Rd., from Industrial Rd. to Fairhaven Rd., right lane closed in a moving operation for survey work, Wed., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 116 South, from Amica Center Blvd. to Wake Robin Rd., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


South County

Overnight

 Hopkinton/Westerly: Rte. 3, from Pequot Ln. to High St., alternating one-way traffic for milling, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

South Kingstown: Kingstown Rd., at Graduate Circle, right lane closed with alternating one-way traffic for construction and electrical work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


West Bay

 Route 5 Improvements

Warwick: Rte. 5, from Knight St. to Old Greenwich Ave. at the Pontiac Bridge, northbound lanes are closed and shifted to the south to construct the northbound side of the bridge and travel lanes are reduced from two to one in both directions over the bridge.

Warwick: Rte. 5, from Mayfield Ave. to the Greenwich Ave. Bridge, alternating lane closures and alternating one-way traffic for utility work, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Learn more about the project


Temporary Road Closure

Warwick: Jug Handle Rd. South (Warwick Mall Bridge), from Rte. 2 to West Natick Rd., road closed for bridge work, effective Apr. 29, until mid-summer.  Follow signed detour.

Weekday

 Coventry: Rte. 91, at the Cottrell Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for construction, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Warwick: Tiogue Ave. South, at Main St., right lane closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Warwick: Rte. 1, from Greene St. to Post Rd. Extension, right lane closed for a bridge inspection, Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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