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I-95 Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement Project

A view of the completed Pawtucket River Bridge looking south in september 2013.

RIDOT is finalizing work on the Pawtucket River Bridge, which carries I-95 between Exits 27 and 28.

Replacement of this bridge is a high priority for the Department. A total of nine bridges will be rehabilitated as part of this $81 million project.

The Department worked closely with the City of Pawtucket to examine any wear and tear to city streets as a result of local truck detours and made repairs as needed.



Recent Activities/What's Next


RIDOT opened the final highway structure on May 3, 2013. Work is winding down on the bridge project. The first bridge opened in April 2012 and is in service as a collector/distributor road for access to I-95 North from George Street and for Exit 28 (School Street).

RIDOT built the bridge in phases. This allowed for the bridge's reconstruction with minimal impact to highway traffic and no reduction in travel lanes throughout the life of the project.

The entire sequence of highway bridge construction is as follows:


Sequence of Highway Construction
Date(s)
Milestone
Fall 2010 - Spring 2012 Build a new bridge to the south of the existing two spans of the Pawtucket River Bridge
Spring 2012 Shift I-95 northbound traffic to the new bridge
Spring 2012 - Fall 2012 Demolish and rebuild the original I-95 North bridge
Fall 2012 Shift I-95 southbound traffic to the new I-95 North bridge
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Demolish and rebuild the original I-95 South bridge
Summer 2013 Shift all highway traffic bridges to their permanent locations
Summer 2013 Use the first bridge opened as a collector/distributor road for on-ramp traffic from George Street and off-ramp traffic at Exit 28 (School Street).


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Press Release Archive


2013

  • August 28, 2013 - Completion and naming ceremony scheduled
  • June 27, 2013 - RIDOT to pave Pawtucket city streets
  • May 3, 2013 - RIDOT to shift southbound traffic to new structure at Pawtucket River Bridge
  • March 7, 2013 - RIDOT to Temporarily Close Exit 27 (Downtown) off of I-95 SB in Pawtucket

     

    2012

  • December 5, 2012 - RIDOT Restores Access to Downtown Pawtucket from I-95 South Three Months Early
  • September 12, 2012 - RIDOT to lift weight limit from I-95 South in Pawtucket
  • July 17, 2012 - RIDOT's Accelerated Schedule will Save Two Days of Closures on I-95 North in Pawtucket
  • July 9, 2012 - RIDOT to temporarily close portion of I-95 North in Pawtucket during early morning hours
  • June 5, 2012 - RIDOT to reopen Garden Street Bridge in Pawtucket
  • April 19, 2012 - RIDOT to lift weight limit from I-95 North in Pawtucket
  • April 2, 2012 - RIDOT one step away from opening first span of the Pawtucket River Bridge
  • February 27, 2012 - New Pawtucket River Bridge deck work begins

     

    2011

  • November 4, 2011 - RIDOT to reopen School Street exit on I-95 North
  • October 17, 2011 - RIDOT starting construction of steel arches on the Pawtucket River Bridge Project
  • September 8, 2011 - RIDOT to close School Street Exit on I-95 North as part of Pawtucket River Bridge Project
  • June 8, 2011 - RIDOT to Temporarily Close Portion of I-95 During Overnight Hours in Pawtucket
  • May 10, 2011 - RIDOT closing portions of city streets near I-95 in Pawtucket
  • February 14, 2011 - Portion of Pleasant Street closing as part of Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement Project

     

    2010

  • December 12, 2010 - RIDOT temporarily closing a portion of Grace Street in Pawtucket
  • December 3, 2010 - Closure of Taft Street in Pawtucket Schedule change
  • November 4, 2010 - New Pawtucket River Bridge on I-95 to Revitalize Gateway to Pawtucket