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
March 5 – 11, 2023
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
Eastbound Left Lane Closure- 3/6 and 3/7- 9 am to 3 pm
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
March 4 – 10, 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: I-95 North, at the Exit 37 (old Exit 22) interchange, various ramps closed for steel placement, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detours.
Providence: I-95, from Exit 37 to Exit 39, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.
Providence: Rte. 6, from Memorial Blvd. to Dean St., road closed for steel placement, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detour.
Providence: Providence Place, from Harris Ave. to Park St., and Promenade St., from Park St. to Holden St., roads closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detours.
Providence: West Exchange St., from Sabin St. to Bradford St., road closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detour.
Providence: Park St. North, from Hayes St. to Smith St., road closed for wall work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.
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.
Hopkinton: I-95 South, from the Conn. line to Exit 1, alternating lane closures for survey work, Tues. night, 8:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m.
Providence: I-95, from Exit 38 to Exit 37, various lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed. night (double right lanes) and Thurs. night (double and triple left lanes), 9 p.m.-5 a.m.
Smithfield: I-295, under Rte. 44 (Putnam Pke.), various lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m.
Warwick: I-95, from Rte. 4 to Cowesett Ave. Bridge overpass, left lane closures possible for survey work, Wed.-Fri., 9 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.
- At the former off-ramp from Rte. 6 East to Rte. 10 South over Amtrak, expect noise for demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.- 6 a.m.
- 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 6/10 split to Westminster St., alternating lane closures 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.
- 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.
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.
Providence: Rte. 146, from Branch Ave. to just beyond the Hawkins St. overpass, alternating lane closures with frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Warwick: Rte. 37 West, from Post Rd. to Jefferson Blvd., right lane closed, with temporary stop sign present at ramp from Post Rd. South to Rte. 37 West, for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. (March 10) nights, 9 p.m.- 4 a.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, 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.).
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.
Newport Pell Bridge Approaches – Phase II
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: Occasional lane shifts may be possible for striping operations weekdays through 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. Vertical dividers have been installed along Admiral Kalbfus Rd. to allow a right turn only lane onto Halsey Blvd. and improve traffic flow. 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.
Middletown: Aquidneck Ave., from Green End Ave. to East Main Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley
Temporary Road Closure
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.
New Traffic Pattern
Smithfield: Rte. 44 (Putnam Pke.), at the Putnam Pike Bridge over I-295, all lanes shifted to the left through October.
Lincoln: Twin River Rd., before and after the Twin River Rd. Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.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.
Warwick: T.F. Green Airport Connector Rd., at Arrivals and Departures, alternating lane closures and shifts, with driveways or walkways blocked, for a bridge inspection, Mon. and Tues., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.