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RIDOT posts travel times on electronic messages boards on I-95 and I-195. You also can check the times on-line before hitting the road.

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RIDOT has several useful web pages for learning about roadwork, crashes or special events that might delay motorists:

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I-95 Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement & City Street Detours

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The Pawtucket River Bridge as seen prior to the start of construction in Fall 2010.

RIDOT is working on a large project to replace the Pawtucket River Bridge, two spans carrying I-95 North and South near the George Street and School Street exits. In order to build this bridge as quickly as possible while maintaining a safe work environment for the contractor, motorists and pedestrians, the Department has been and will continue to temporarialy close city streets.

Each closure will be announced well in advance with detour maps and turn-by-turn directions provided.

Partly due to the number of one-way streets in the area, the detour routes require several turns to get around closed areas. New closures or the reopening of closed structures may result in changes to previously established detours. RIDOT strongly encourages motorists to become familiar with the detour routes before driving them. Follow the links below to review current closures and detour routes:

 

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


Main Street I-95 South Ramp Closure

RIDOT closed the Main Street on-ramp to I-95 South on June 26, 2012. This closure affects those attending a Pawtucket Red Sox game trying to head home using I-95 South. The closure will be in place until mid-2013. Signed detours will be established. See below for maps and turn-by-turn directions.


Main Street I-95 Southbound Detour:

Main St ramp closure detour map

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

Detour using Walcott Street

  • Turn right onto Walcott Street
  • Turn left onto Underwood Street (which becomes Cottage Street)
  • Turn left onto Exchange Street
  • Turn left onto I-95 South on-ramp

    Detour using Division Street

  • Follow Division Street over the Division Street Bridge (which becomes Grace Street)
  • Turn right onto George Street
  • Turn left onto Cedar Street and follow to I-95 South on-ramp

    Detour using School Street

  • Turn right onto School Street
  • Turn right onto Water Street
  • Turn right onto Division Street (which comes Grace Street)
  • Turn right onto George Street
  • Turn left onto Cedar Street and follow to I-95 South on-ramp


    Pleasant Street Closure

    RIDOT closed a section of Pleasant Street in Pawtucket (from Division Street to Jenks Way) on February 14, 2011. This section of road will remain closed until late 2013. Signed detours are in place. See below for maps and turn-by-turn directions.


    Pleasant Street Northbound Detour:

    Northbound detour route for Pleasant Street closure

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

  • Turn left onto Grace Street
  • Turn right onto George Street (which becomes Park Place north of I-95)
  • Turn right onto East Avenue
  • Turn right to return to Pleasant Street


    Pleasant Street Southbound Detour:

    Southbound detour route for Pleasant Street closure

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

  • Turn left onto Jenks Way
  • Turn left onto Roosevelt Avenue
  • Turn left onto Main Street
  • Turn right onto High Street
  • Turn left onto Exchange Street (which becomes Goff Avenue)
  • Turn left onto Dexter Street (which becomes Park Place West, then Park Place)
  • Turn left onto Grace Street to return to Pleasant Street

    Taft Street Closure

    RIDOT closed a section of Taft Street in Pawtucket (from Division Street to Jenks Way) in December 2010. This section of road will remain closed until late 2013. Signed detours are in place. See below for maps and turn-by-turn directions.


    Taft Street Northbound Detour:

    Northbound detour route for Taft Street closure

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

  • Turn left onto Tower Street
  • Turn right onto East Avenue
  • Bear left at the split onto George Street (which becomes Park Place)
  • Turn right onto East Avenue
  • Turn right onto Pleasant Street
  • Turn left onto Jenks Way to return to Taft Street


    Taft Street Southbound Detour:

    Detour map - Taft Street Closure Southbound Detour

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

  • Turn right onto Jenks Way
  • Turn right onto Pleasant Street (which becomes East Avenue, and then High Street)
  • Turn left onto Exchange Street (which becomes Goff Avenue)
  • Turn left onto Dexter Street (which becomes Park Place West, then Park Place)
  • Turn left onto Grace Street
  • Turn right onto Pleasant Street
  • Turn left onto Spencer Street and follow to return to Taft Street