January 12, 2018


Good afternoon,


Our Maintenance crews are ready for anything that comes their way. With today's heavy rains and possibly flooding, we will be out clearing any additional debris that may drift into our drainage structures, plus monitoring the roads for a flash freeze that may develop on Saturday. Keep an eye on our traffic cameras for the latest.




Carolina Bridges, Charlestown/Richmond


We plan to prep the bridge deck for removal and possibly begin removing sections of the old bridge decks. The existing alternating one-way traffic pattern remains, 24 hours a day on Route 112 North and South, from Butter Lane to Carolina Mill Lane.




Division Street Bridge, Pawtucket



Division Street East over the Division Street Bridge, from Pleasant Street to Water Street, will close for continued sidewalk work, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Westbound travel is not restricted.  Main Street and School Street are the local detour routes, with an advanced detour available on I-95 North at Exit 28 (School Street.)




Old Sakonnet River Bridge Superstructure Demolition, Tiverton/Portsmouth



Riverside Drive will be closed Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please follow signed detour. We will continue the bridge deck removal in one span and structural steel removal in another.




Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, Providence



We are making progress with the installation of wooden supports on the western bridge steel.  Preparations are being made for the remaining steel to be delivered later this winter or early spring.




Victory Highway Bridge, West Greenwich


Utility relocation and preconstruction activities including sign installation continue with a lane shift and right shoulder closures on Route 102 (Victory Highway) North and South, over I-95, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Projects in Winter Shutdown


  • Broadway Streetscape Improvements, Newport
  • Route 44 Roundabout, Glocester
  • Routes 102 and 117 Roundabout, Coventry
  • Route 138 (East Main Road) ADA Improvements, Portsmouth
  • Two Mile Corner, Middletown


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Providence, Rhode Island 02903