May 18, 2018


Good afternoon,



Yesterday, we debuted two of our six new bridge washing trucks that will help increase our bridge maintenance capabilities. Check out this story from last night's news on Channel 10, or see the truck on display at this weekend's Volvo Ocean Race in Newport.




Apponaug Circulator, Warwick



Lane closures are anticipated on Route 117 East and West, from Diamond Hill Road to West Shore Road, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Operations will include electrical work, landscaping, guardrail repairs, and right-of-way marker installation.




Carolina Bridges, Charlestown/Richmond



Steel installation continues this week with the alternating one-way traffic pattern remaining 24 hours per day along Route 112 North and South, from Butter Lane to Carolina Mill Lane.




I-195 Corridor Bridges, East Providence/ Providence



Demolition of the superstructure is completed. Work shifts to daytime hours, with the potential of scattered night work as needed. The Potter Street Bridge deck repairs are complete, and structural concrete pours are ongoing. 




Providence River Pedestrian Bridge, Providence



Structural steel installation continues on the eastern spans, stone veneer on the piers, and wood decking on the west approach. At the future West Park along Dyer Street, we installed fence and erosion controls, and removed some trees for landscaping.




Route 138 (East Main Road) ADA Improvements, Portsmouth



Drainage work continues in the vicinity of Sprague Street and sidewalk work in the area of Park Avenue and Boyds Lane with various shoulder closures weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, Exeter/Richmond


Overnight lane closures Sunday-Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. are anticipated along I-95 North and South, from Route 3 to Exit 5 (Route 102) for paving and striping.




Victory Highway Bridge, West Greenwich



Rebar installation continues within the I-95 median and along Route 102 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Woonsocket Hill Road Bridge, North Smithfield



Work is ongoing behind barrier weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.




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