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

November 6 – 12, 2022

Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge: There are currently no lane closures planned for the Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge.

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge: There are currently no lane closures planned for the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge.

Route 138 Connector: There are currently no lane closures planned for the Route 138 Connector.

Mount Hope Bridge: Alternating North and Southbound Lane Closures- 11/7 to 11/11- 8 am to 3 pm

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

RIDOT Travel Advisories

November 5 – 11, 2022

Interstate Highway Restrictions

  I-95 North Viaduct, Providence

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNProvidence: I-95 North, right after the Downtown Providence exit (Exit 37/old Exit 22), all three lanes on I-95 North, and the on-ramp from Atwells Ave., have shifted to the new bridge. Please use caution when traveling through the area and do not slow down or change lanes. All lanes go through, but those wishing to take the State Offices/Rte. 146 exit (Exit 38/old Exit 23) should stay to the right.

Providence: I-95, at the Exit 37 (old Exit 22) interchange, ramp closures for bridge demolition, Sun.-Wed. nights, 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence: Rte. 6, under I-95, road closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Wed. nights, 11 p.m.- 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence: I-95, from Exit 37B (old Exit 22A) to Exit 38 (old Exit 23), alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Wed. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence: Ashburton St. South, from West River St. to Charles St., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence: Park St., from Smith St. to Hayes St., road closed for construction, 24 hours a day.

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.

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 Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

East Providence: Effective Fri. night, Nov. 11, I-195 West at the Washington Bridge, a lane split will be installed, with two lanes to the left, and one to the right. All lanes go through to I-95; those wishing to use the Gano St. exit must stay to the right of the split.

East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, at Exit 1D (Gano St.), exit closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence: The on-ramps from Warren Ave/Veterans Memorial Pkwy. to I-195 West, closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence: 
I-195, from Broadway to South Main St., left lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Fri. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

East Providence: The on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and Warren Ave. to I-195 West have reopened. Please use caution on the ramps and when merging. Expect delays and consider alternate routes such as Broadway and Pawtucket Ave.

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 Exit Renumbering

All cities: I-95, from the Mass. line to the Conn. line, various lanes closed in a moving operation for exit renumbering, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

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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 43 (old Exit 30) to Central Ave., all traffic now shifts to the right.

Overnight

 Cranston: I-95 South, just before Exit 33A (old Exit 16A), right lane closed for a bridge inspection, Wed. night, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

 Cranston:
 I-95 North, just after Exit 33 (old Exit 16), left lane closed for a bridge inspection, Thurs. night, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.


Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

 Rte. 37, Pontiac Bridge Replacement

Cranston/Warwick:  Effective Fri. Nov. 11, Rte. 37/Pontiac Ave. interchange in Cranston, Pontiac Ave. closed for two consecutive weekends for bridge work. The first closure will be from Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, November 14. The second closure will be from Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. to Monday, November 21 at 6 a.m.

Cranston/Warwick: 
I-95 North, under Rte. 37, Rte. 37 West, over I-95, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m.

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


  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.
  • Rte. 6 East, a temporary ramp is now in place, connecting Rte. 6 East to Rte. 10 South. The Plainfield St. on-ramp is also providing access to both Rte. 10 South and Rte. 6 East.
  • The Broadway off ramp is closed.

Rte. 10

  • Rte. 10 South, from the 6/10 split to Westminster St., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • 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.

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 Division Street Bridge, East Greenwich/Warwick

East Greenwich: Rte. 4, from I-95 South to Division St. off-ramp, and Rte. 4 North, from Rte. 403 to Exit 9B off-ramp, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Wed. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

East Greenwich: Rte. 4, from I-95 South to Division St. off-ramp, and Rte. 4 North, from Rte. 403 to Exit 9B off-ramp, alternating lane closures for electrical work, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

East Greenwich: Division St., from the I-95 North on-ramp to the Rte. 4 South ramps, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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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

 Cranston/Warwick: I-95 North, under Rte. 37, Rte. 37 West, over I-95, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 146, at Exit 7, narrowed lanes for bridge work, Sun.-Wed. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 146, before and after the Twin River Rd. Bridge, alternating lane closures for bridge demolition, Sun.-Fri. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North Smithfield:  Rte. 146 South, from Central Street Overpass to Rte. 99, and Rte. 146 North, from Rte. 99 to Rte. 146A., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Wed. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

 Providence: Rte. 6, below the Flyover Ramp (Rte. 10 North to Rte. 6 West), alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon. and Tues. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

Cranston: Pontiac Ave., from Sockanosset Cross Rd. to Rte. 37, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 9 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: 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 steel installation, Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow signed detour.

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Temporary Road Closure

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 Closures

 East Providence: The Hunts Mill Bridge on Pleasant St. (Rte. 114A) is closed for replacement. Follow signed detour using Taunton Ave. and Fall River Ave.

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, from I-195/Rte. 6 to Federal Rd., alternating lane closures with rolling roadblocks for sign work and related construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

 Providence: North Main St., from Randall St. to Hewes St., right lane closed for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 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.


Temporary Road Closures

Tiverton: Fish Rd., over the Sin and Flesh Brook, scheduled to close for bridge replacement, Wed., Nov. 9. Follow signed detour.

Warren: Schoolhouse Rd., from Kinnicutt Ave. to Serpentine Rd., road closed for construction. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

 Barrington/East Providence: Rte. 114, from I-195/Rte. 6 to Federal Rd., alternating lane closures with rolling roadblocks for sign work and related construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

Warren: Schoolhouse Rd. at Kinnicutt Ave. and Serpentine Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.


Newport County

New Traffic Pattern

 Newport: Rte. 138 East, just after the JT Connell overpass, traffic is now using the new extension road to Admiral Kalfbus Rd.

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., Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Middletown: Aquidneck Ave., from Green End Ave. to East Main Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through the end of November.

Portsmouth/Middletown: Boyds Lane at Rte. 114 (Bristol Ferry Rd.), Gate 17 Access Rd. at Admiralty Dr., and Rte. 138 (East Main Rd.) at Linden Lane, lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley

Temporary Road Closure

 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.

Lincoln:  Lincoln Woods Pedestrian Underpass, from the pedestrian path on Old Louisquisset Pike to the Underpass entering Lincoln Woods, road closed for repair, Sun.-Wed. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.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.

Overnight

 North Smithfield:  Rte. 146A (Great Rd.), from Heroux Dr. to Meadowbrook Dr., alternating lane closures for construction, Sun. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

 Burrillville: Rte. 102, from Rte. 7 (Douglas Pke.) to Inman Rd., right shoulder closures and narrowed lanes for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Cumberland
: Broad St., from Meeting St. to Titus St., southbound traffic will be detoured for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Cumberland: 
Rte. 122 (Mendon Rd.) North, between the I-295 on and off-ramps, narrowed lanes for bridge repair, Mon.-Thur., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Johnston: Hartford Ave., at Bishop Hill Rd., right lane closed for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.Back to top


South County

Weekday

 Exeter/South Kingstown/North Kingstown: Rte. 2, from Rte. 138 to Rte. 102, lanes shifted for landcaping, Mon.-Thur., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 Exeter: 
Rte. 3, at Rte. 165, alternating lane closures for milling and paving, Mon. and Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 North Kingstown: 
Rte. 1, from Austin Rd. to Bruster Dr., alternating lane closures for paving, Mon.-Thurs. and Sat., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Westerly: Rte. 1 (Granite St.) at #118, Rte.1 (Granite St.) at East Ave., Rte. 1 (Franklin St.) at East Ave. and Home Depot Driveway, partial lanes closures for electrical work, Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.


West Bay

Airport Connector

Warwick: Airport Connector, from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport to I-95, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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 Route 5 Improvements

Cranston/Warwick: Rte. 5, from Mayfield Ave. to the Greenwich Ave. Bridge over I-95, various lane closures in a moving operation for construction, Mon.-Thurs., 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Please use caution when driving over milled surfaces.

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.

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Weekday

 Warwick: Rte. 2 North, under Centerville Rd. Bridge, right lane closed for steel repair until further notice.

West Warwick: Fairview Ave., from Ames St. to Main St., narrowed lanes for a bridge inspection, Mon., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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