November 17, 2017


Good afternoon,


Starting tonight, November 17 at 7 p.m. through Monday, November 20 at 5 a.m., heavy traffic and long delays are possible as we finalize repairs to an existing dip on the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 South near the hospital campus in Providence. More details are available here.




Apponaug Circulator, Warwick



As we continue with project-wide clean up and signage installation, motorists may experience intermittent lane shifts on Post Road, Veterans Memorial Drive, the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension and Centerville Road, Monday and Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Carolina Bridges, Charlestown/Richmond



Our crews will be demolishing the bridges next week, working Monday-Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving holiday. An alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals remains, 24 hours a day on Route 112 North and South, from Butter Lane to Carolina Mill Lane. Expect delays.




Division Street Bridge, Pawtucket



Division Street East over the Division Street Bridge, from Pleasant Street to Water Street, will be closed for sidewalk work Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Westbound travel is not restricted.  A detour for local traffic is set up using Main Street and School Street, with an advanced option on I-95 North at Exit 28 (School Street.)




Newman Avenue Bridge, East Providence



A concrete pour for the bridge deck is anticipated, with motorists continuing to experience an alternating one-way traffic pattern, with right lane closures, on Route 152 (Newman Avenue) East and West, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line.




Old Sakonnet River Bridge Superstructure Demolition, Tiverton/Portsmouth



The daily channel closures to allow for the removal of the concrete bridge deck will now begin on Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 15, Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Monday-Wednesday of next week, we will mobilize a crane to begin structural steel removal in one of the bridge spans adjacent to the State boat ramp, with service interruption to the ramp expected. We will also continue with the concrete deck and non-essential steel removal in another span.




Route 44 Roundabout, Glocester



Concrete sidewalk and wheelchair ramp installation will require right shoulder closures on Route 44 at Route 100 Monday-Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Routes 102 and 117 Roundabout, Coventry



Delays for paving and striping are anticipated on Route 102 at Route 117, with alternating lane closures Monday-Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Route 138 (East Main Road) ADA Improvements, Portsmouth



Crews will be working on drainage, curb and concrete sidewalk installation Monday-Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. along Route 138 (East Main Road), from Turnpike Avenue to Park Avenue.




Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge, North Smithfield


Alternating one-way traffic for drainage work and historic stone wall reconstruction remains along Route 5 (Providence Pike) North and South, from Church Street to North Main Street, Monday-Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, Exeter



Final landscape work and cleanup should conclude by Tuesday. We will then return in late Spring 2018 to complete all remaining work, including milling, placing a new friction asphalt layer, installing new pavement markings and reflectors, and new rumble strips on both sides of I-95.


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