February 17, 2017


Good afternoon,


As a reminder, we're temporarily closing the Capron Road Bridge that carries local traffic on Capron Road over a tributary of the Woonasquatucket River, between Stillwater Road and Kane Road, in Smithfield on Tuesday. This will allow us to completely replace the 85-year old structure that carries about 1,500 vehicles per day. A detour map, with turn-by-turn directions is available here. We anticipate our work to be completed in Spring 2018.




Apponaug Circulator, Warwick



We are planning drainage and fire hydrant installations on Route 5 (Greenwich Avenue), from Post Road/Route 117 (Centerville Road/Apponaug Four Corners) to Veterans Memorial Drive, weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These activities will involve the closure of one southbound lane, lane shifts and some delays.


On Centerville Road, east of Meadow Street (Burger King entrance) to Post Road, we will be doing some bridge work, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with one lane closed during construction.




Capron Road Bridge, Smithfield



As noted above, we are scheduled to temporarily close the Capron Road Bridge in Smithfield on Tuesday, February 21. Prior to closing the bridge, we have been relocating utility poles and installing erosion controls.




Division Street Bridge, Pawtucket



Next week, the current restriction for Eastbound traffic over the Division Street Bridge will be lifted. We will continue excavating material from the lot adjacent to the bridge where the retention basin is currently being built. The sidewalk on the north side of the bridge remains closed.




Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, Providence


This week, the installation of micropiles continued at the west abutment. Next week, it will continue along with the installation of the stone base for the new river walls along the east riverbank.




Projects in Winter Shutdown


  • High Street, South Kingstown
  • Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge, Providence
  • South Main Street/North Main Street ADA Improvements, Providence
  • Two Mile Corner, Middletown





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