December 7, 2018


Good afternoon,


On Friday, December 21, traffic using the Route 6/10 Connector outbound from Providence toward Cranston or Johnston will reach the actual split of Routes 6 and 10 about one-half mile north of its current location. Get the details here.




Diamond Hill Road Improvements, Cumberland



Partial lane closures are planned along Diamond Hill Road, from #2364 to I-295 North, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Construction activities will continue until winter shut down on Monday, December 24.




I-195 Corridor Bridges, East Providence and Providence


Next week, alternating lane closures are planned for barrier removal, striping and bridge work along I-195 East, from Exit 4 to Exit 6, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Barrier removal and striping with alternating lane closures are also scheduled from Exits 20-18 on I-95 South on Monday night, and from Exits 18-20 on I-95 North on Tuesday night, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Once these operations are completed, the traffic patterns will return to their original configuration.


Of special note, both Blackstone Street under the Blackstone Street Bridge and the Lyon Avenue Bridge are due to reopen soon. Please see our Traffic forecast []for the latest information.




Pound Hill Road Bridge, North Smithfield


We reopened the Woonsocket Hill Road Bridge last week, shifting our focus to the Pound Hill Road Bridge. Alternating lane closures are scheduled on Route 146 North and South, from the Woonsocket Hill Road Bridge to the Pound Hill Road Bridge, Sunday-Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to prepare for the next phase of construction.




Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, Providence



Construction activities will continue through the winter and into the spring. We are installing electrical components for the lighting, decking on the terrace walls on the lower deck, and benches on the upper deck.




Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence



Construction activities are taking place behind barrier at the 6/10 Interchange and there may be some temporary lane closures along Route 6 East and West, from Route 10 to Hartford Avenue, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for bridge joint repairs. We have a new traffic shift on Route 6 East to allow for demolition to begin on the Plainfield Street and Hartford Avenue Bridges. The Broadway exit off Route 6 East remains closed, with traffic utilizing a detour via Hartford Avenue through Olneyville Square.  Others are following a temporary section of Route 10 North to a new, temporary exit to Westminster Street.  




Route 138 (East Main Road) ADA Improvements, Portsmouth



Shoulder closures remain on Route 138 East and West, from Boyds Lane to Turnpike Avenue, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for roadway striping and signal work.




Victory Highway Bridge, West Greenwich



Overhead utility relocation will take place on Wednesday night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. This will necessitate the temporary closure of Exit 5A off of I-95 South, and Route 102 South at the Victory Highway Bridge. Follow signed detour. We will also have utility line removal on Wednesday night prompting short-duration rolling roadblocks on I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A to Exit 5B.

Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., lane shifts remain on Route 102 North and South, with northbound traffic on the southbound side of the bridge. We are scheduled to install rebar and protective screen fencing on the bridge parapets, place concrete, and install highway lighting.




Washington Bridge Westbound, East Providence/Providence



We're working to rehabilitate the Washington Bridge Westbound, carrying I-195 West from East Providence to Providence. The current traffic pattern provides three through lanes for I-195 traffic and a dedicated lane for traffic entering the highway from Route 44 (Taunton Avenue.) Although no lane closures are planned next week, we're continuing to repair the bridge deck and superstructure, as well as repair the deck of the closed ramp at the Gano Street exit.


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