I-195 Iway Bridge Replacement Expansion Joints Project

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a project to perform preventive maintenance on Providence area Interstate bridges. The work will be completed in phases, affecting three separate areas on I-195, I-95 and the Clifford Street Bridge over the next several months.

The project begins on both directions of I-195 in Providence, just east of the Providence River Bridge near Exit 2 (India Street/South Main Street). During this work, all lanes of travel will be maintained during daytime and peak travel periods. However, RIDOT will need to implement lane shifts with divided highway traffic patterns. Overnight lane and off-ramp closures are possible.

As part of RIDOT's RhodeWorks program to repair Rhode Island's deficient bridges, we'll be replacing this bridge using accelerated bridge construction methods that will get the project done in four months instead of two years. See Latest Press Release »

I-195 Traffic Flow Patterns

Through Late May

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Effective May 31

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Effective June 1

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What You Need to Know

Traffic patterns on I-195 from the I-95 interchange to the area of Exit 2 (India Street/South Main Street) will be changing as we adjust work zones to allow for maintenance work on bridge joints that span the entire width of the highway. Each step of this 5-stage process will take approximately two to three weeks.

It is important to note that all lanes are through traffic lanes that continue onto I-195.

What is Accelerated Bridge Construction?