Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport

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 22 – 28, 2023

Newport Claiborne Pell Bridge
Westbound Right Lane Closure- 1/23- 7 am to 3 pm
Westbound Right Lane Closure- 1/24- 7 am to noon
Eastbound Right Lane Closure- 1/24- 9 am to 5 pm

Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge
Eastbound Alternating Lane Closures- 1/23 to 1/27- 9 am to 3 pm

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

January 21-27, 2023

Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2 Update

Demolition and excavation will continue for the former roadway/ramp just west of the JT Connell Connector in preparation for the new intersection. Gravel will be installed for the road widening for the on-ramp from the JT Connell Connector. Drainage and electrical work will be completed along the Connector Road, JT Connell Highway, and if time allows, America’s Cup Avenue. The bridge rehabilitation and demolition work will continue along Route 138 for the overpasses and which may require temporary lane shifts along Third Street and JT Connell Highway. Flaggers and police details will be onsite to guide vehicles through the work zones.

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 North, at the Exit 37 (old Exit 22) interchange, on and off-ramp closures for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detours.

Providence: 
I-95 North, from Exit 37A to Exit 39A, alternating lane closures for wall work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence: Rte. 6 West, from Memorial Blvd. to Dean St. overpass, will close for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence: Providence Place East, from Harris Ave. to Park St., will be closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence: Park St. North, from Smith St. to Hayes St., will be closed for wall work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow signed detour.

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: 
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, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-4 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, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence: 
I-195 West, from Broadway to South Main St., right lane closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.

Providence: Gano St., under I-195, alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, Sun.-Tues. nights, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

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

 Cranston: I-295 South, just south of Exit 3A under Rte. 37, left lane closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Cumberland: I-295, from the Blackstone River Bridge to Exit 20 (Mendon Rd.), rolling roadblocks for utility work, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

 Cumberland: I-295, from the Blackstone River Bridge to Exit 20 (Mendon Rd.), alternating lane closures and shifts, with frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zone, for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 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.
  • 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 Tobey St. to Westminster St., left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 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.

Learn more about the project


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.

Overnight

 Cranston: Rte. 37, from Glen Hills Dr. to Natick Ave., right lane closed for temporary lighting installation, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

 Lincoln: Rte. 146, before and after the Twin River Rd. Bridge, left lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.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 bridge work, Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Learn more about the project


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.).

Weekday

Cranston: Pontiac Ave., from Sockanosset Cross Rd. to Rte. 37 East ramps, alternating lane closures for electrical and drainage work, Mon.-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.


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.


Newport County

New Traffic Patterns

Newport: New destination signage to Downtown Newport, the Navy base, the Pell Bridge, and West Main Rd. heading to Middletown and Portsmouth, has been installed throughout the project area.

Newport
: A new traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Admiral Kalbfus Rd. and the new Halsey Blvd. It allows right turns for traffic coming from the Navy base and roundabout toward the Pell Bridge and Downtown. Traffic coming from West Main Rd. also has a new signal with a green arrow for 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
: A new traffic signal has also been installed at the intersection of the new JT Connell Connector Rd. where it meets Halsey Blvd. A right turn is 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 here and at Admiral Kalbfus Rd., JT Connell Connector Rd., and Halsey Blvd.

Weekday

Middletown: Aquidneck Ave., from Green End Ave. to East Main Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-3:30 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.

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

Lincoln:  Twin River Rd., before and after the Twin River Rd. Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.


South County

No lane closures scheduled.


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.

Learn more about the project


Weekday

Warwick: Right shoulder closures for drainage work at the following locations, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: at the on-ramp from Division St. to I-95 North, and on Rte. 2 (Bald Hill Rd.), between Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) and Cowesett Rd.


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