October 12, 2018


Good afternoon,


Temporary traffic pattern changes are coming to two Route 99 bridges in Cumberland and Lincoln. The first will be this weekend; the second October 20. Get the details here.




Carolina Bridges, Charlestown/Richmond



We will install steel and place concrete at one bridge and install steel at another. Motorists have a 24-hour per day alternating one-way traffic pattern throughout these operations on Route 112 North and South, from Butter Lane to Carolina Mill Lane.




Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland



Drainage work requires partial lane closures on Route 114 (Diamond Hill Road) from Industrial Drive to Angell Road weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.




I-195 Corridor Bridges, East Providence and Providence


Motorists can expect a new traffic pattern next week on I-195 East. Effective Thursday morning, October 18, all traffic will shift to the right from Exit 5 to Exit 6. This is to allow for the final phase of work for the Parkway Ramp Bridge, Potter Street Bridge, Purchase Street Bridge and Lyon Avenue Bridge.


Prior to and after this switch, we will have lane closures on I-195 East from the Washington Bridge to Exit 6, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. We will also have lane closures on the Westbound side from the Broadway on-ramp to the Washington Bridge, Sunday night during the same time period. Work will include concrete repairs for the center piers and abutments at the Potter Street, Purchase Street and Lyon Avenue Bridges.


We will also have lanes closed on I-95 North, from Exits 18-19, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for steel girder installation at the Blackstone Street Bridge.




Nayatt Road Improvements, Barrington

Our improvements to Nayatt Road in Barrington include resurfacing the section from Washington Road to Rumstick Road. We will also add new curbing and sidewalks up to Broadview Drive. In addition, we will install Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant wheelchair ramps and new drainage structures.


Next week, we will continue our pre-construction activities of erosion control and tree protection with alternating one-way traffic weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, Providence



The terrace stairs have been installed, and we are scheduled to install railings as well as additional wood boards for the bridge deck.




Route 138 (East Main Road) ADA Improvements, Portsmouth



Motorists can expect shoulder closures weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. while we install traffic signals on East Main Road at Park Avenue and at Village Way. Detours via Boyds Lane continue for the closed portion of Park Avenue.




Victory Highway Bridge, West Greenwich



We are scheduled to form end posts and approach slabs, and install rebar behind barrier on Route 102.




Woonsocket Hill Road Bridge, North Smithfield



Working behind barrier, we plan to install bridge railing and waterproofing for the bridge deck and pave the approaches at the Woonsocket Hill Road Bridge. We also plan to place concrete and form the bridge deck at the Pound Hill Road Bridge.


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