Take a Look: Iway City
We recently posted some great aerial photos on
Facebook highlighting the progress of the Iway City Streets
project. Take a look.
On Monday, we will be closing a portion of Point
Street, from the Point Street Bridge to Eddy Street, in
Providence. Motorists traveling west will have to take a detour,
currently scheduled to be in effect for one week. This is because
of ongoing drainage and pavement improvements we are making as
part of the Iway City Streets project. Read more about it here.
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This week, we're planning on doing some site
preparation work at the former mill site and some tree trimming
and clearing operations. We will also be removing the traffic
islands on Post Road at West Shore Road, and on Post Road at
Veterans Memorial Drive. Possible lane closures are anticipated
for these activities weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Corner Bridge, Warwick
Our night work this week will continue to focus on
drainage and paving operations at the median crossover. We'll be
working on I-95 North and South at Exit 8 (Route 2), with
alternating lane closures, Sunday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
the following day, and Monday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6
a.m. the following day.
(White Church) Bridge, Barrington
An alternating traffic pattern is anticipated on
Massasoit Avenue weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for
construction activities. We will be pile driving for the new
bridge piers, and dewatering and excavating at the east approach
in preparation for construction of the new granite block wall.
Excavation for permanent sheeting installation at the west
approach will begin.
Division Road Roundabout,
We have placed the final pavement at the roundabout,
and are scheduled to resurface from the roundabout to Route 2
We'll have alternating lane closures on Route 1
(Elmwood Avenue) North and South, from Cadillac Drive to Service
Road No. 7, for sidewalk and curbing work, weekdays from 6 a.m.
to 3 p.m. On Broad Street North and South, from Trinity Square to
Service Road No. 7, we'll have alternating lane closures for
electrical work, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Iway City Streets East, Providence
All traffic from Wickenden Street westbound is now
following a detour down
South Main Street. Expect narrowed lanes on South Main, South
Water and Wickenden Streets, with a single-lane closure on South
Water and Wickenden Streets weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We
will excavate on Wickenden Street and South Water Street for
drainage, new curblines, signal foundations and electrical
conduit. National Grid is continuing their work to repair a
failed transmission line on South Main Street, with a left lane
Iway City Streets West, Providence
Motorists traveling westbound on Point Street,
between the Point Street Bridge and Eddy Street, will be required
to follow a signed detour
beginning Monday. Follow South Main Street to College Street to
cross the Providence River. Next, follow Memorial Boulevard to
Dyer Street and Eddy Street to return to Point Street at Davol
Square. This detour is scheduled to be in effect for one week.
More information is available here.
Narrowing of city streets is anticipated weekdays
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friendship Street, Richmond Street (from
Ship to Clifford Streets), Clifford Street and Chestnut Street
(between Pine and Clifford Streets) will be narrowed to allow
construction of utilities and the roadway. Project-wide grading
and curb/sidewalk replacement is scheduled for sections of
Friendship, Dyer, Clifford, Richmond and Chestnut Streets.
Electrical systems are being constructed for the future traffic
signals at Pine and Dorrance Street. Dyer Street, between
Dorrance Street and Orange Street, remains under construction.
Dam Spillway Bridge, Scituate
Final grading of Route 12 (Scituate Avenue) above
the Gainer Dam will be performed in preparation of asphalt
paving. New granite bridge curb will be installed on top of
the new bridge deck slabs, and formwork and rebar installation
will continue for the new concrete approach slabs and bridge
Magnolia Street Bridge,
We are proceeding with electrical conduit on city
streets. Once the precast median barrier is finished being
fabricated, we will install it on Route 6.
Middle Road Bridge, East
We recently finished pouring concrete for the bridge
deck. Next, we will be working on the sidewalks and then paving
the bridge joints. A detour during the closure is available here.
On Saturday morning from 4-6 a.m., we'll need to
close the off-ramp from Routes 6/10 East to I-95 South to repair
a damaged attenuator. Follow detour using I-95 North.
Structural Steel Installation
The off-ramp from Routes 6/10 West to I-95 South
will be closed for structural steel installation, Sunday-Tuesday
nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. We will also
close Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10) off of I-95
North for the same purpose, Wednesday and Thursday nights from
midnight to 5 a.m. the following day. Follow signed detours for
We'll have right lane and sidewalk closures on
Promenade Street West, from Park to Holden Streets, for
construction of the wall that faces the Foundry, Monday-Wednesday
from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will also have left lane and sidewalk
closures on Providence Place East, from Harris Avenue to Park
Street, for work on the temporary bridge, Monday-Wednesday from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Route 165 Projects,
Route 165 Pavement Improvements
This week, we plan to continue installing roadside
delineators. We will be working weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This will require a single-lane, alternating traffic pattern.
Noise is anticipated and delays are possible. Commuters are
advised to allow extra time for travel.
Ten Rod Road Bridge Reconstruction
Oversized Truck Detour & Temporary Restriction
An oversized truck detour remains in effect on I-95
North and South from Exit 4 (Route 3) to Exit 5 (Route 102).
Oversized vehicles must temporarily detour to Route 3 to safely bypass
Regular truck traffic that is not detoured will be
directed to use only the right lane from Monday night to Thursday
morning in order to minimize vibrations on the freshly poured
On Monday night, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following
day, the left lane on I-95 North and I-95 South will be closed to
lane splits so concrete can be placed on both bridge decks.
Tuesday and Wednesday nights, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following
day, expect a left lane closure to place gravel and grade in
preparation for new asphalt while the concrete decks cure. Both
concrete decks need to be wet cured for 14 days before further
work can take place. Both lanes on I-95 North and I-95 South will
be open through the 'split lanes' shift pattern during all other
hours, except as noted above for concrete placement and curing.
Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Route 165 (Ten Rod Road),
expect possible shoulder or alternating lane restrictions under
the I-95 bridges for ongoing work on the bridge abutments.
Washington Bridge (George
Redman) Linear Park, Providence
We're continuing to form, install reinforcement and
place concrete at three bridge deck spans. We are also cleaning,
repointing and grouting the existing granite at six spans and the
southwest pylon. We will also reinstall the existing granite and
apply anti-graffiti coating on the newly-cleaned granite and the
cast-in-place parapet wall.