Starting late this fall, we'll
be making changes to the exit signage on I-295, from Warwick to
the Massachusetts state line. This effort will put Rhode Island
in line with the majority of the country following federal
requirements to have exit numbers based on mile markers instead
of using sequential numbers like we do now. We'll be sharing
information on this well in advance, and the signs will bear both
the new and old exit numbers for a period of time as people
adjust to the change.
shifts are scheduled for crosswalk and sidewalk installation at
Apponaug Four Corners, from Veterans Memorial Drive to Post Road,
and at Post Road Village, from Greenwich Avenue to West Shore
Road, and on Post Road South, from Apponaug Four Corners to Water
Street, for other activities, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Centerville Road), east of Meadow Street to Post Road, including
the bridge, remains closed to through traffic for bridge work
until the final traffic configuration is implemented.
Access will be maintained to the businesses. The ongoing traffic
pattern continues at Apponaug Four Corners (Post Road at
Centerville Road and Greenwich Avenue.)
Division Street Bridge,
Division Street East over the
Division Street Bridge, from Pleasant Street to Water Street,
will be closed for sidewalk work Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Westbound travel is not restricted. Local traffic
is being detoured via Main Street and School Street, with an
advanced detour available on I-95 North at Exit 28 (School
Street.) A lane shift on Taft Street under the bridge remains for
Newman Avenue Bridge,
Bridge work continues with a one-way alternating
traffic pattern on Route 152 (Newman Avenue) from the
Massachusetts state line to Barney Street. Crews will work
Saturday and weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Old Sakonnet River Bridge
Superstructure Demolition, Tiverton/Portsmouth
the concrete bridge deck from the east to the west continues.
Pedestrian Bridge, Providence
Concrete was placed at the new piers as well as at
the new boardwalk abutments, and the bluestone tile installation
on the west abutment is nearly complete.
Next week, modular wall and shoreline work will
continue and granite capstones installed.
Route 102 and 117
Lane shift remains in place at the intersection of
Routes 102 and 117, with alternating lane closures possible for
drainage and utility work, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Route 44 Roundabout,
Roundabout build up and
installation requires a right shoulder closure on Route 44 East
and West at Route 100 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Route 138 (East Main
Road) ADA Improvements, Portsmouth
One lane of alternating traffic
with shoulder closures remains on Route 138, from Turnpike Avenue
to Park Avenue, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for curb and
Slatersville Stone Arch
Bridge, North Smithfield
Stone wall reconstruction and
water main installation requires alternating one-way traffic on
Route 5 (Providence Pike) North and South, from Church Street to
North Main Street, weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Smith Street Resurfacing
Curb, sidewalk and driveway placement continues on
Smith Street, from Chalkstone Avenue to Holden Street, weekdays
from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. We also plan to remove brick paver
crosswalks from Oakland Avenue to Holden Street. The work will
have no impact on the travel lanes, though parking is prohibited
in the work zone and pedestrians should use the opposite side of
South Main Street/North
Main Street ADA Improvements, Providence
We are scheduled to do drainage and utility work,
while also constructing wheelchair ramps, with lane closures
anticipated along South Main Street and North Main Street, from
Planet Street to Elizabeth Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tefft Hill Trail Bridge,
Backfilling and asphalt placement over the I-95
South archway will finish along with new guardrail inside the
temporary barrier. Weather permitting, we'll remove the lane
shift on I-95 South to restore the lanes to their normal
alignment on Wednesday or Thursday night. Temporary barrier will
remain along the I-95 South median side edge of pavement
while other work in the median area continues. Please remain
cautious for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work