May 19, 2017


Good afternoon,


The Pawtucket Avenue Bridge in East Providence closes at 7 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. on Monday morning to demolish the remaining portions of the old bridge. Please use the same detours as in past closures. More information is available here.




Apponaug Circulator, Warwick


Left lane closures for stamped concrete placement and curing continues through Wednesday, May 24 at the roundabout at Greenwich Avenue, Veterans Memorial Drive, Veterans Memorial Drive Extension. After the left lane closures, the right lanes will be closed through Wednesday, May 31.  Expect delays, and seek alternate routes, if possible.


Route 117 (Centerville Road), east of Meadow Street to Post Road, remains closed to through traffic until the final traffic configuration is implemented.  Local traffic access will be maintained to the businesses. Please note: lane shifts for concrete sidewalk placement are also anticipated weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Lane shifts are possible for overhead wire installation and concrete sidewalk placement at Apponaug Four Corners at Centerville Road and Post Road, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. One lane will be closed, with shoulder closures possible at Post Road Village, from Apponaug Four Corners to West Shore Road, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will be working on decorative lighting and drainage installation between Music Lane and Prospect Street. Parking may also be impacted within the construction zone.


At the Toll Gate Road/Veterans Memorial Drive Extension/Centerville Road/Gilbane Street Roundabout, intermittent lane closures and shifts are possible weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for power washing and sealing of various stamped concrete locations, and landscaping. Lane shifts will be possible on Greenwich Avenue, from Apponaug Four Corners to Veterans Memorial Drive, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Central Street Bridge, North Smithfield



Over the past week, we formed and poured cement for the tops of Pier 1. Next week, we will place steel, form, and pour concrete for the tops of Pier 3.




Division Street Bridge, Pawtucket



One lane remains closed on Taft Street near the boat ramp under the bridge for pier repairs weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please watch for construction vehicles loading and unloading materials to the floating barge being used during the project.




Hamlet Avenue Bridge, Woonsocket



We will continue installing the expansion and concrete joints in the roadway, and painting the end of the bridge support at the east and west sides of the bridge. We will also be doing some minor drainage and landscaping work.




Newman Avenue Bridge, East Providence



An alternating one-way traffic pattern remains on Route 152 (Newman Avenue) North and South, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line, while we continue micropile drilling at the west abutment.




Pawtucket Avenue Bridge, East Providence



This weekend, we will close the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge to traffic to allow for demolition on Friday night at 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Monday morning. We will start with the quadrant over I-195 West, and then move to the portion over I-195 East. The I-195 crossovers with one lane closed in each direction are also required throughout the weekend to complete this work.  Provide extra travel time and consider alternate routes.

During this weekend's closure, we also need to close the East Shore Expressway northbound to I-195 West. A signed detour has been established using Wampanoag Trail, Pawtucket Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway.  As part of this work, the on-ramp from Warren Avenue to I-195 West will be closed during the overnight hours on Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day. 


At the conclusion of the closure, traffic on the bridge will be shifted to the new half of the bridge, which we built over the last several weeks, representing the halfway point of the project, approximately two weeks ahead of schedule.




Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge, Providence



Drainage work, street lighting and granite curb installation is ongoing along Promenade Street, from the Bath Street Bridge to Pleasant Valley Parkway.  Traffic signal work, which includes conduit and wire installation, continues at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Parkway and Promenade 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. Additionally, during that same time period, 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 forming and installing rebar at the new west abutment and wing walls.  Reinstalling granite veneer and tops on the existing piers and the construction of the modular walls along the east bank also continued.


Next week, the west abutment will be placed, and the west abutment wing wall forms and rebar will be completed.  Modular walls and tidal work along the east river bank will also continue.




Providence Viaduct, Providence



We will have alternating lane closures for paving on I-95 South, from Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) to the Broadway overpass, Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day. Expect delays. Alternating lane closures are also anticipated as we make preparations for milling on I-95 South, from the Orms Street Bridge to Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), Monday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. In addition, we need to close the Route 10 North on-ramp to I-95 South for paving, Monday and Tuesday nights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Please follow signed detour.




South Main Street/North Main Street ADA Improvements, Providence


Lane and shoulder closures as possible for drainage work and gas line installation along South/North Main Street North, from James Street to Smith Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, Exeter



Work continues under the I-95 North bridge finishing formwork and installing reinforcement for the archway and wing wall footings. Mid-week these footings should be ready for concrete placement and curing. Please be alert to construction vehicles slowing down in the left lane on I-95 South after Exit 5 (Route 102), to access the median area weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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