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 4 – 10, 2022

Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge

Westbound Right Lane Closure 12/5 – 9 am to 3 pm

Eastbound Right Lane Closure 12/7 – 9 am to 3 pm

Westbound Right Lane Closure 12/8 to 12/9 – 7 am to 3 pm

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge

Westbound Left Lane Closure- 12/6 – 7 am to 3 pm

Route 138 Connector

There are currently no lane closures on the Route 138 Connector.

Mount Hope Bridge

Alternating Northbound and Southbound Lane Closures – 12/5 to 12/9 – 9 am to 3 pm

Sakonnet River Bridge

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

RIDOT Travel Advisories

December 3 – 9, 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 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detours.

Providence
: I-95, Exit 37B to Exit 39A, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thur. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 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 St. to Charles St., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.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: 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, from Broadway to South Main St., alternating lane closures for striping, Fri. (Dec. 2) night, 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. Expect delays.

East Providence/Providence: 
I-195 West, from Broadway to South Main St., alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun. -Thur. nights, 9 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, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence: East River St., from Waterman Ave. to South Angel St., road closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Learn more about the project


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

 Cumberland/Lincoln/Pawtucket/Smithfield: I-295 North, under Rte. 116, and I-95, from Lonsdale Ave. to Rte. 15, various lane closures in a moving operation for road repairs, Wed. night, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

 Providence: I-95, below the Atwells Ave. overpass, left lane closed for a bridge inspection, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

 Cranston: I-295 South., just past Exit 3A, right shoulder closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 Providence: I-95, between Exits 36A and 36B, above Blackstone St., right shoulder closed for a bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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.
  • 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 the Rte. 6 West flyover ramp, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • 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, all lanes shift to the left near the Broadway overpas.

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, 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, Mon.-Thur., 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.

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.

 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: The on and off ramps from Rte. 116 North and South to Rte. 146 North and South, will be narrowed in a moving operation for striping, Sun. night, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

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

 North Providence:
 Rte. 146, before and after Charles St. Bridge and Mineral Spring Ave. Bridge, alternating lane closures for steel barrier removal, Sun.-Thur. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m., and striping, Sun. and Mon. nights (Dec. 11 and 12), 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

 North Smithfield: 
Rte. 146, from Rte. 99 to Rte. 146A, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. Please note: Sayles Hill Rd., from Iron Mine Hill Rd. to Woodland Rd., will also be closed at this time. Please use signed detour and caution when traveling on Rte. 146 in the Sayles Hill Rd. area.

 Providence: Rte. 146, from Branch Ave. to just after the Hawkins St. Bridge overpass, right lane closed for bridge work, Tues. night, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

 Providence: Rte. 6, before and after the Glenbridge Ave. Bridge, alternating lane closures for milling, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

 Lincoln: The on-and off-ramps from Rte. 116 North and South to Rte. 146 North and South, will be narrowed in a moving operation for lighting and electrical work, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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 South Angell St., road closed for bridge work, Mon.-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 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

 Providence: Rte. 126 (Smithfield Ave.), from Silver Spring St. to I-95, alternating lane closures for milling and paving, Wed. night, 8 p.m.- 6 a.m., and Thur. morning, 9 a.m-3 p.m.

Weekday

 Providence: Rte. 1, from Roger Williams Ave. to Lincoln Ave., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon. and Tues., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Providence: 
Blackstone St., below I-95, from Eddy St. to Allens Ave., right shoulder closed, narrowed lanes and shifts for a bridge inspection, Tues., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Providence: 
Rte. 1A, from Ernest St. to Public St., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence: Public St., from Eddy St. to Rte. 1A (Allens Ave.), alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Fri., 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.

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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, is now closed. Follow signed detour.

Warren: Schoolhouse Rd., from Kinnicutt Ave. to Serpentine Rd., road closed, each side of road closure will also require alternating one way traffic for construction.  Follow signed detour.

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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

Middletown: Aquidneck Ave., from Green End Ave. to East Main Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through December 15.

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.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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.

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

Johnston: Hartford Ave. at Bishop Hill Rd., alternating lane closures for milling, Wed., and Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 116, at the Louisquisset Pike Bridge, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon. and Tues. nights, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Weekday

Cumberland: Broad St., from Meeting St. to Titus St., southbound traffic detours for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

 Foster
: Rte. 102, from 86 Plainfield Pike to Briggs Rd., alternating one-way traffic for road work, Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Johnston: 
Hartford Ave. West, at Bishop Hill Rd., right lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


South County

Weekday

  Exeter: Rte. 3 at Rte. 165, alternating lane closures for electrical work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


West Bay

 Route 5 Improvements

Cranston/Warwick: Rte. 5, from Mayfield Ave to Metro Ctr. Blvd., left lane closures in a moving operation for striping, Fri. night (Dec. 2), 7 p.m.-5 a.m.

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.

Learn more about the project


Overnight

 West Warwick: Rte. 33, from Prospect Hill Ave. to Greenhill St., alternating lane closures to install barrier, Sun. night, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

 West Warwick: Rte. 33, from East Main St. Rotary to Tanglewood Dr., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Continung

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