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
December 18 – 24, 2022
Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge
Westbound Right Lane Closure- 12/19 to 12/22- 7 am to 3 pm
Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 12/22- 9 am to 5 pm
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 Northbound and Southbound Lane Closures- 12/19 to 12/22- 9 am to 3 pm
Sakonnet River Bridge
There are currently no lane closures planned for the Sakonnet River Bridge
RIDOT Travel Advisories
December 17– 23, 2022
Interstate Highway Restrictions
I-95 North Viaduct, Providence
Providence: I-95 North, after the Downtown Providence exit (Exit 37/old Exit 22), all lanes shift to the left. Use caution when traveling through the area and do not slow down or change lanes. All lanes go through. 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, various on and off ramp closures for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thur. nights 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Follow signed detours.
Providence: I-95, Exit 37 to Exit 39A, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thur. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.
Providence: Park St. North, from Smith St. to Hayes St., road closed for wall construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Follow signed detours.
Providence: Ashburton St. South, from West River to Charles St., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. 9a.m.-3p.m.
Providence: West Exchange St., from Sabin St. to Fox Place, road closed for bridge demo, Tues.-Fri. 9 p.m.-5 a.m.
Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence
East Providence: On I-195 West at the Washington Bridge, a lane split is in place, 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, from Broadway to South Main St., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thur. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.
East Providence/Providence: The on-ramps from Warren Ave./Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and Taunton Ave. to I-195 West, will be closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thur. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Follow signed detour.
East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, at Exit 1D (Gano St.), exit closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thur. nights, 8 p.m.- 5 a.m. Follow signed detour.
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.
Temporary Ramp Closures
Pawtucket and Warwick: Temporary ramp closures (less than 30 minutes in length) in a moving operation for sign work, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: I-95 North at Exit 40 (Lonsdale Ave.), I-95 South at Exit 31 (Jefferson Blvd.), and I-95 North at Exit 31 (Jefferson Blvd.)
Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 33 to Exit 35, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Cumberland: I-295 North, from Blackstone River Bridge to Exit 20, right lane closed for bridge work, Wed.-Thur. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cranston: I-295 South., just immediately North of Exit 3A, right shoulder closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hopkinton: I-95 at the CT. state line, alternating shoulder closures for safety signage and guardrail installation, Mon.-Wed. 9 a.m.-3.pm.
Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions
6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)
- The new flyover ramp connecting Rte. 10 North to Rte. 6 West is now open.
- 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 South, from the Rte. 6 West exit to the Westminster St. overpass, one of two lanes closed for paving, Fri. (Dec. 9) at 7 p.m. – mid-afternoon on Mon. (Dec. 12). There is a possibility the closure will extend into the evening commute. Expect delays; seek alternate routes.
- Rte. 10 South, from Tobey St. to Westminster St., left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
- Rte. 10 South, all lanes shift to the left near the Broadway overpass.
- 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.
- Periodic one-lane closures possible along Rte. 10 and Rte. 6 on off-peak hours Mon.-Fri.
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 electrical work, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-2 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.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
New Traffic Patterns
Cranston: Rte. 37 West from Exit 2B (I-95 North) to Exit 1E (Pontiac Ave.), travel lanes reduced from two to one.
Warwick: Rte. 37 West, one of the three lanes is closed and lanes are shifted between Post Rd. and the I-95 interchange.
Temporary Ramp Closures
Johnston: Rte. 6 West, at Rte. 6A, exit closed for drainage work, and brush/tree trimming, Sat., 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Please note: the on-ramp from Killingly St. to Rte. 6 West will also be closed. Follow signed detour.
Lincoln and Woonsocket: Temporary ramp closures (less than 30 minutes in length) in a moving operation for sign work, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Rte. 146 South at Exit 4B (Twin River Rd.), and Rte. 99 at Mendon Rd.
Providence: Rte. 6 at Glenbridge Ave Bridge, approx. 1500 feet before and after the bridge, alternating lane closures in a moving operation for paving, Sat. from 7a.m.-3p.m.
North Providence: Rte. 146, before and after the Charles St. and Mineral Spring Ave. bridges, alternating lane closures for restriping, Tue. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
Providence: Rte. 6 at Merino Park Bridge, approx. 1500 feet before and after the bridge, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Fri. from 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
Providence: Rte. 6 at Glenbridge Ave Bridge, approx. 1500 feet before and after the bridge, alternating lane closures in a moving operation for paving, Mon. from 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
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 South Angell St., road closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. 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.).
Cranston: Pontiac Ave., from Sockanosset Cross Rd. to Rte. 37 East ramps, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cranston: Cranston St. between Sherman Ave. and Overbrook Dr., alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3:30p.m.
Providence: Rte. 44 (Smith St.), from Canal St. to Gaspee St., alternating lane shifts and closures for a bridge inspection, Mon., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Providence: Oxford St., from Eddy St. to Poe St., alternating one-way traffic for a bridge inspection, Thur. night, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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 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.
New Traffic Patterns
Newport: Effective Sun. night, Dec. 18, Rte. 138 West, traffic will shift to the new 138 connector, closing existing ramps, motorists should watch for alternating lane closures and construction vehicles frequently entering/exiting the construction site.
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.
Lincoln: Lincoln Woods Pedestrian Underpass, from the Pedestrian Path on Old Louisquisset Pke. to the Underpass entering Lincoln Woods, road closed for repairs, Sun.-Thurs. 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.
Smithfield: Rte. 104 from Farrah Lane to Old County Road, alternating lane closures for striping, Mon. night 9 p.m.-5 a.m.
Cumberland: Leigh Rd. Bridge over I-295, from Lippitt Ave. to Grove Rd., alternating lane closures, for bridge inspection, Wed., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Johnston: Hartford Ave. West, at Bishop Hill Rd., alternating lane closures for paving and electrical work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
North Smithfield: Sayles Hill Rd., from Iron Mine Hill Rd. to Old Smithfield Rd., alternating closures and one-way traffic for milling and paving, Mon. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
No lane closures scheduled.
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.
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Warwick: Rte. 2 North, under Centerville Rd. Bridge, right lane closed for steel repair until further notice.