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I-95 Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement: I-95 South Exit 27 Closure

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has closed Exit 27 on I-95 South. Motorists will have two options to reach their destination. RIDOT will establish detours with trailblazing signage both before and after the closed off-ramp, at Exit 30 (Roosevelt Avenue) and at Exit 25 (Smithfield Avenue).

The closure is necessary due to phased construction for the new Pawtucket River Bridge. On September 15, 2012, RIDOT shifted all travel lanes on I-95 South to a new bridge, eliminating an 18-ton weight limit and the need for local and highway truck detours.

Scroll down for detour maps and turn-by-turn directions.

Detour Route for the I-95 South Exit 27 (Downtown) Closure Using Exit 30:

Exit 27 closure - using exit 30

Click on the map above to enlarge or click here to download in pdf format.


Detour using Exit 30 (Roosevelt Avenue)

  • At the end of the ramp, follow Roosevelt Avenue
  • Turn right onto Exchange Street (becomes Goff Avenue)
  • Turn left onto Dexter Street (becomes Park Place West)



    Detour Route for the I-95 South Exit 27 (Downtown) Closure Using Exit 25:

    Exit 27 Detour Map - using exit 25

    Click on the map above to enlarge or click here to download in pdf format.


    Detour using Exit 25 (Smithfield Avenue)

  • At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Smithfield Avenue
  • Pass over the highway bridge
  • Take next left for on-ramp to I-95 North
  • Take Exit 27 (Downtown)
  • Continue straight onto Marrin Street