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I-95 Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement: School Street Exit Closure

logos of Memorial Hospital and the Pawtucket Arts Festival The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is planning to close I-95 North Exit 28 (School Street) in Pawtucket on Wednesday January 11, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The closure is necessary to allow for construction of a bridge structure that will temporarily service traffic on I-95 North during the construction of the new Pawtucket River Bridge.

RIDOT has established signed detours using Exit 27 (Downtown) or Exit 29 (Broadway/Cottage Street). Scroll down for detour maps and turn-by-turn directions.

The closure will also affect access to businesses such as Memorial Hospital which attracts large amounts of people, especially those from other parts of the state who are not familiar with driving in Pawtucket or the detours that have been in place to ongoing bridge construction.


Primary Detour Routes for the I-95 North Exit 28 (School Street) Closure:

School Street Exit Closure Detour Map

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


Detour using Exit 27 (Downtown)

  • At the end of the ramp, go straight onto Marrin Street
  • Continue straight onto Grace Street
  • Continue straight onto Division Street to reach School Street

    Detour using Exit 29 (Broadway/Cottage Street)

  • Stay left on the ramp for Broadway
  • Turn left onto Broadway
  • Turn left onto Main Street and follow to return to School Street



    Detour Routes to reach Memorial Hospital:

    Exit 28 Detours to Memorial Hospital

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

    Visit the Memorial Hospital website for more information.


    Preferred detour to Memorial Hospital using Exit 27 (Downtown)

  • At the end of the ramp, go straight onto Marrin Street
  • Continue straight onto Grace Street
  • Continue straight onto Division Street
  • Turn right onto Water Street
  • Yield at merge with School Street
  • Turn left onto Beechwood Street
  • Turn left onto Brewster Street

    Detour to Memorial Hospital using Exit 29 (Broadway/Cottage Street)

  • Stay right on the ramp for Cottage Street
  • Turn left onto Cottage Street
  • Turn right onto Central Street
  • Turn right onto George Bennett Highway
  • Turn right onto Division Street
  • Turn left onto Brewster Street