As a reminder, more changes are coming to Post Road
Village in Apponaug next week. Motorists are advised to use
Veterans Memorial Drive when traveling to T.F. Green Airport,
West Shore Road and other destinations east of the project. This
will help alleviate delays or any extra congestion.
existing traffic pattern remains at Apponaug Four Corners (Post
Road at Centerville Road and Greenwich Avenue) while we work on
the center roundabout area. Motorists are required to
navigate through the area around traffic barrels as a phase in
the roundabout development. Please stay to the right of the
(Centerville Road), east of Meadow Street to Post Road, remains
closed to through traffic for construction until the final
traffic configuration is implemented. Local traffic access
is maintained to businesses. Please note: lane shifts for
construction including bridge rehabilitation are possible
weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
continue to have one eastbound lane and shoulders closed for
pavement removal and grading of the roadway surface and
decorative lighting installation work, at Post Road Village, from
Apponaug Four Corners to Spruce Street, weekdays from 6 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Parking may also be impacted within the construction
zone. Note that there will be a gravel borrow driving surface
before the new pavement is placed, in conjunction with one lane
available for travel around the clock. Expect delays and seek
alternate routes if possible. We also plan to landscape
Division Street Bridge,
Masonry improvements continue with
a lane shift in effect on Taft Street under the Division Street
Hamlet Avenue Bridge,
We will continue to shore, jack and make repairs to the
northwest bridge support. Lane shifts are possible during daytime
Newman Avenue Bridge,
established traffic pattern of alternating one-way traffic with a
left lane closure on Route 152 from the Massachusetts state line
to Barney Street in East Providence continues next week as we
work on the newly installed precast bridge deck.
Old Sakonnet River Bridge
Superstructure Demolition, Tiverton/Portsmouth
we will install under-deck debris netting in the main span. On
Monday, we will move the channel marker buoys to close the east
half of the navigation channel. Boat traffic will be diverted to
the west half of the channel while work crews install netting
overhead. Police boats will be on site to aid with boat
traffic through the work zone.
deck removal has been pushed back another week and is set to
begin on Monday, July 31.
Pawtucket Avenue Bridge,
Over the past week, we continued installation of the
new center median and lighting foundations. Next
week, we will seal the newly installed concrete median barrier.
We will have lane closures, including the left and center lanes,
on I-195 East and West, from Exit 6 (Route 103/Broadway) to Exit
8 (Route 6), Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the
Pleasant Valley Parkway
Granite curb installation is ongoing project-wide,
along with cold planing, or asphalt milling, on the roads
associated with the detour, including Kinsley Avenue, Dean and
Promenade Streets, Providence Place and Pleasant Valley
Parkway. Approximately two inches of the existing pavement
surface on those roads is being removed and later replaced with
two inches of new asphalt.
During bridge and road reconstruction, lane closures
and intermittent traffic stoppages are possible on Promenade
Street at Pleasant Valley Parkway, and on Dean Street and Kinsley
Avenue, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. During that same time period, the lane from Kinsley Avenue to
Providence Place may be closed. Traffic should follow the detour
from Dean Street (south) to West Exchange Street to Sabin Street,
back to West Exchange Street and then to Dean Street (north).
Pedestrian Bridge, Providence
This week timber piles were installed for the new
boardwalk and boardwalk abutments along the east river
bank. The east abutment back wall was also cast.
Forming of the new concrete piers continues.
Next week two of the new concrete piers will be
cast. This work is scheduled for Tuesday and will include a
closure of the waterway between the western most piers.
Boat traffic should use the eastern channels during this
time. In addition to pier work, granite capstones along the
new river walls will be installed, and we will demolish the old
concrete walls along the east river bank.
Routes 102 and 117
The lane shift remains in place
at the intersection of Routes 102 and 117, with alternating lane
closures possible, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are
continuing advanced utility work and placement of erosion control
measures, as well as installing new drainage structures while
cleaning and flushing existing pipes.
Route 44 Roundabout,
There will be a right shoulder
closure on Route 44 at its intersection with Route 100, weekdays
from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During this time, we will pave the
temporary road in the roundabout, and we will have utility line
relocation within the project limits.
Route 138 (East Main
Road) ADA Improvements, Portsmouth
We are planning left and right shoulder closures on
East Main Road from Turnpike Avenue to Sprague Street, weekdays
from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., as we continue to install sidewalks and
Slaterville Stone Arch
Bridge, North Smithfield
we will excavate for the construction of the stone retaining
walls adjacent to the bridge. There will be alternating one-way
traffic on Route 5 (Providence Pike), from Church Street to North
Main Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are rehabilitating
this bridge, which dates back to 1855, restoring and reinforcing
the existing stone arches, and making upgrades to portions of
Main Street and Route 5.
Smith Street Resurfacing
Our work placing curbing and
sidewalks and replacing driveways on Smith Street, from Lyndhurst
Avenue to Chalkstone Avenue, continues next week, weekdays from 7
a.m. to 3 p.m. The work will have no impact on the travel lanes,
though parking is prohibited in the work zone and pedestrians
will be directed to walk on the opposite side of the
Tefft Hill Trail Bridge,
Under the I-95 Southbound bridge, we have placed
fill around the structure, working towards covering the top of
the archway. Temporary pavement widening preparations continue
along the I-95 South shoulder. We may place asphalt and
additional temporary barriers if schedules permit. Please watch
for construction vehicles entering and exiting along the I-95
South median, daily between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.