Our Providence to Newport ferry service starts today, with a
dockside celebration for our second year. There will be more
trips this year: four trips Sunday through Thursday, and; five
trips on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. We've also extended our
service through Sunday, October 1. More information is available here.
A new traffic pattern has been established at
Apponaug Four Corners (Post Road at Centerville Road and
Greenwich Avenue). Motorists are now required to navigate through
the area around traffic barrels as a phase in the roundabout
development. Please stay to the right of the barrels.
Route 117 (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 the businesses. Please note: lane
shifts for construction including bridge rehabilitation are
possible weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
One lane will be closed, with shoulder closures
possible in Post Road Village, from Apponaug Four Corners to
Spruce Street, for drainage and lighting work, weekdays from 6
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parking may also be impacted within the
Landscaping continues at the following locations:
Memorial Drive/Extension, from Post Road to Greenwich
Avenue, and from Greenwich Avenue to Toll Gate Road
Road, from Benefit Street to the Veterans Memorial Drive
Road Bridge, Smithfield
Next week, we plan to demolish the remaining bridge
deck, east abutment, and the center pier of the bridge, which
remains closed through late Fall 2017.
Street Bridge, Pawtucket
We will restore masonry for one of the arches and
prepare the site ramp access to construct the detention basin
area at the River Street side of the bridge. One lane remains
closed on Taft Street near the boat ramp under the Division
Street Bridge, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Avenue Bridge, Woonsocket
We will work on the concrete
surface finish and the protective coating on the east bridge
support. In addition, we will finish the installation of
expansion joints in the roadway, plus shore, jack and make
repairs to the northwest bridge support. Lane shifts are possible
during daytime hours.
Avenue Bridge, East Providence
Next week, our micropile cap construction will
continue at the east and west abutments, Saturdays and weekdays
from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. This work requires the existing alternating
one-way traffic pattern, with a left lane closure, on Route 152
(Newman Avenue) North & South, from Barney Street to the
Massachusetts state line.
Pawtucket Avenue Bridge, East Providence
Over the past week, we completed
the Phase II concrete deck closure pours and bridge curbing and
the approach slabs. Reconstruction of the Pawtucket Avenue
approaches is currently underway. Next week, we will place
concrete for bridge sidewalks, parapets, and wingwalls, and
finish waterproofing the bridge deck. We will install curbing and
sidewalks on the east side of Pawtucket Avenue.
Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge, Providence
Drainage work is ongoing along
Promenade Street, from the Bath Street Bridge to Pleasant Valley
Parkway. Traffic signal work, including conduit and wire
installation, continues at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Parkway
and Promenade Street and on Dean Street.
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. 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).
Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, Providence
This week, work continued on both the east and west
abutments. Next week, the west wing walls will be stripped and
backfill will begin. We will install rebar at the east wing
walls and walls may be placed by the end of the week.
Masonry and joint repair work to the existing piers will
continue. Steel fabrication has begun, off-site, and will
continue through the summer.
Providence Viaduct, Providence
Weather permitting, we will
continue our paving operations next week. We will have
alternating lane closures on I-95 South, from Exit 21 (Atwells
Avenue) to Exit 20 (I-195), Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to
6 a.m. the following day. We will also have the same travel
restrictions when we pave Providence Place, from Harris Avenue to
Park Street, and Promenade Street, from Park Street to Holden
Street, Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expect delays during both
Route 138 (East Main Road) ADA Improvements,
As we shared last week, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
improvements to Route 138 (East Main Road) East and West, from
Turnpike Avenue to Boyds Lane in Portsmouth, are underway. The
project also includes a small portion of Park Avenue, from Chase
Road to Norseman Drive. Read more here.
Next week, we plan to remove sidewalks and curbing, and to
install concrete curb. This will require a left lane closure on
Route 138, from Turnpike Avenue to Village Way, weekdays from 8
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Smith Street Resurfacing Improvements, Providence
Our curb, sidewalk and driveway replacement continues along
Route 44 (Smith Street), from Lyndhurst Avenue to Chalkstone
Avenue, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pedestrian and parking
restrictions remain within the construction zone.
South Main Street/North Main Street ADA
Lane and shoulder closures are possible for construction
weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on South and North Main Streets,
from Williams Street to North Court Street, as National Grid
installs the gas line and we adjust structures in preparation for
paving. One travel lane will be provided at the work zone
throughout the day.
Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, Exeter
Work continues under the I-95
South and North bridges and in the median areas. We will place
backfill adjacent to the new southbound walls, and formwork and
reinforcement is being constructed for the new pedestal wall
sections under the northbound side. Later this week, we will
place concrete in these sections. In addition, we may begin to
widen the southbound median. All work will take place inside the
temporary median barrier, but please be alert
for construction vehicles slowing down in the left travel
lane to access the area on I-95 South after Exit 5 (Route 102),
weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.