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.
Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority
January 1, 2023 – January 7, 2023
Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge
Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 1/4 and 1/5- 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
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
Rhode Island Department of Transportation
December 31, 2022- January 6, 2023
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: The on-ramp from Rte. 10 North to I-95 North will be closed for bridge deck demolition, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Follow signed detour.
Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 37A to Exit 39A, alternating lane closures for wall construction, Mon.-Thur. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m.
Providence: West Exchange St., from Sabin St. to Fox Place, road closed for bridge demolition, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Follow signed detour.
Providence: Park St. North, from Holden St. to Smith St., and from Smith St. to Orms. St., road closed for wall construction and pile driving, Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Expect noise and vibrations. Follow signed detour.
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: Waterfront Dr., from Warren Ave. to the new temporary crossover, is closed for drainage and utility work, through spring 2023.
East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, at Exit 1D (Gano St.), exit closed for bridge work, Mon. night, midnight-5 a.m., and Tues.-Thur. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Follow signed detour.
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, Mon. night, midnight-5 a.m., and Tues.-Thur. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Follow signed detour.
East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, from Broadway to South Main St., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Mon. night, midnight-5 a.m., and Tues.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.
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.
Cranston: I-295 South, just south of Exit 3A under Rte. 37, right lane closed for bridge work, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.
Smithfield: I-295, from Exits 12A to 12B (under Rte. 44), alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed. and Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Cumberland: I-295 North, from the Blackstone River Bridge to Exit 20 (Mendon Rd.), right lane closed for bridge work, Tues. and Wed., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
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 Tobey St. to Westminster St., left lane closed for construction, Tues.-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.
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.
Cranston: Rte. 37 West, from Glen Hills Dr. to Natick Ave., right lane closed for bridge work, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.
Lincoln: Rte. 146, at the Rte. 116 interchange, ramp narrowing and frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones for highway lighting work, Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 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 Angell St., road closed for bridge work, Tues.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow signed detour.
Learn more about the project
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 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.).
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: By the evening commute on Tuesday, at the intersection of Admiral Kalbfus Rd. and the new Halsey Blvd., a new signal will allow free right turns for traffic coming from the Navy base and roundabout toward the Pell Bridge and Downtown. Traffic coming from West Main Rd. will have a new signal with a green arrow for free left turns, which will change to a flashing yellow arrow for left turns yielding to oncoming traffic. Proceed with caution. It will then turn to a red arrow, indicating drivers must stop and not turn.
Newport: Also by the evening commute on January 3, at the intersection of the new JT Connell Connector Rd. where it meets Halsey Blvd., a new signal will replace the existing stop sign. A free right will be allowed at a green light and when the signal is red, a right turn is allowed after making a complete stop and proceeding with caution.
Newport: Rte. 138 West traffic has shifted to the new Rte. 138 Connector, closing existing ramps. Motorists should watch for alternating lane closures and construction vehicles frequently entering/exiting the work zones.
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.
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.
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.