April 21, 2017

 

Good afternoon,

 

The Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge, circa 1855, is set to close for rehabilitation on Monday, May 1. The oldest documented masonry bridge in Rhode Island, it carries Route 5 (Providence Pike) over the Branch River in North Smithfield. Get the details here.

 

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Apponaug Circulator, Warwick

 

The left lanes remain closed for concrete crosswalk installation just prior to and through the Toll Gate Road (south)/Veterans Memorial Dr. Extension (west) roundabout through Monday, April 24. It will then switch to the right lane. The same restrictions are also in place just prior to and through the Centerville Road (both eastbound and westbound) roundabout, and at the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension (eastbound) roundabout for concrete crosswalk installation/pavement curing just prior to Meadow Street. All left lane closures will switch over to right lane closures effective Monday, April 24 through Monday, May 1. Expect delays, and seek alternate routes at all locations, if possible.

 

Route 117 (Centerville Road), east of Meadow Street to Post Road, remains closed to through traffic for bridge work until the final traffic configuration is implemented.  Local traffic access is being maintained to the businesses. Please note: pavement placement is scheduled for Sunday and Monday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

 

 

We will be placing pavement with lane closures possible Sunday and Monday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day on Route 5 (Greenwich Avenue), from Post Road to Veterans Memorial Drive, and on Post Road, from Water Street to Apponaug Four Corners.

 

Lane shifts for overhead utility work are planned at Apponaug Four Corners at Centerville Road and Post Road, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In addition, lane and shoulder closures are scheduled at Post Road Village, from Colonial Avenue to Prospect Street, during the same time period. Parking may also be impacted within the construction zone during this operation.

 

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Broadway Streetscape Improvements, Newport

 

Drainage work continues on Broadway at Marlborough Street, with minor lane shifts, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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Capron Road Bridge, Smithfield

 

 

We are continuing to form and place concrete at the west abutment and the northwest wall.

 

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Central Street Bridge, North Smithfield

 

 

Over the past week, we completed the first of two concrete placements for the south abutment as well as for the pier 1 columns.  Additionally, we placed rebar for pier 3 columns as well as for the north abutment stems.  Over the next week, we will continue placing concrete and tying rebar as well as we begin forming and placing pier columns.

 

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Division Street Bridge, Pawtucket

 

 

We will be closing one lane on Taft Street near the boat deck ramp under the bridge for pier repairs weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists may also experience construction vehicles loading and unloading materials to the floating barge that will be used during the bridge repair project.

 

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Hamlet Avenue Bridge, Woonsocket

 

 

Next week, we will continue to fill and grade the slope and place protective materials at the bridge supports at the east end of the bridge.

 

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Newman Avenue Bridge, East Providence

 

 

We will continue to drill the micropiles (bridge support components) at the east and west abutments. The existing alternating one-way traffic pattern remains in place on Route 152 (Newman Avenue) North & South, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts state line.

 

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Old Sakonnet River Bridge Superstructure Demolition, Tiverton

 

 

This past week, we installed cables for the under-deck debris netting, installed temporary median barrier to permanently close the Route 24 North and South shoulder at the west abutment, removed guardrail and curbing, and began excavation for the construction access.

 

Next week, we will continue installing the cables that will support the under-deck debris netting that will be used during the demolition process. On Monday and Tuesday, the right lane will be closed on Route 24 North and South, from the Old Sakonnet River Bridge to the Hummocks Avenue Bridge, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is to provide access for trucks while we excavate, place gravel borrow, and put in temporary pavement at the west approach to the old bridge to provide access to the work site.

 

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Pawtucket Avenue Bridge, East Providence

 

 

We will have alternating lane closures for striping tonight on I-195 East, from Exit 6 (Warren Avenue) to Exit 8 (Route 6), from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. On I-195 East, between Exit 6 (Broadway) and the Massachusetts state line, motorists will need to use the far right lane to access Exit 7 (Route 114) effective Saturday morning. The two left lanes will be for I-195 East through traffic only. The right lane also can be used for access to Exit 8 (Warren Avenue) or to continue on I-195 East into Massachusetts.

 

Earth excavation has also begun at the north approach on Pawtucket Avenue for the full depth reconstruction of the roadway. Repairs were made to drainage structures that were located within the crossover limits. Operations planned for next week includes the continued work on the Phase 1 concrete components including the center pier columns and cap and continuing the full depth reconstruction of the Pawtucket Avenue approach and the on ramp to I-195 West.

 

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Providence Viaduct, Providence

 

 

We will be doing some concrete finishing work at the underside of the bridge deck requiring the closure of Exit 22 (Routes 6 & 10/Downtown Providence) off of I-95 South, Wednesday and Thursday nights from midnight to 5 a.m. the follow day. We also need to close two additional ramps for drainage work. The Routes 6/10 East on-ramp to I-95 South will be closed Sunday-Tuesday nights from midnight to 6 a.m. the following day, and the Memorial Boulevard West ramp to I-95 South will be closed, Sunday-Tuesday nights from midnight to 5 a.m. the following day. Please follow signed detour.

 

Additional drainage work will require a left lane closure on I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles Street) to Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day, and a right lane closure on I-95 South, from Exit 22 (Routes 6 & 10/Downtown Providence) to just south of Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue), Sunday-Tuesday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

 

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Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge, North Smithfield

 

 

As we work to rehabilitate the bridge, we will be installing an earth support system for the retaining walls adjacent to it. Utility work is also planned. This work requires the continuation of the existing alternating one-way traffic pattern on Route 5 (Providence Pike), from Church Street to North Main Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

In order to help us expedite our repairs, we will need to close the bridge on Monday, May 1 through July. More information is available here.

 

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Smith Street Resurfacing Improvements, Providence

 

We are working to improve Route 44 (Smith Street) from Lyndhurst Avenue to Holden Street. We plan to resurface, bring existing sidewalks and curbing into Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, make some minor drainage improvements, and modify three existing traffic signals. The project also includes the addition of new street trees, signing and striping.

 

Next week, shoulder closures are possible for curb placement and some general site activities along Smith Street East and West, from Lyndhurst Avenue to Chalkstone Avenue, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking may be prohibited, and pedestrians may be directed to use the opposite sidewalks within the construction zone.

 

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South Main Street/North Main Street ADA Improvements, Providence

 

Our paving operations continue on South Main Street, from James Street to College Street, with lane and shoulder closures possible, Friday night, April 21 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Expect delays, with parking restrictions anticipated within the construction zone.

 

Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., we'll be removing and resetting manholes frames and covers, and gas and water gates prior to milling and paving, with lane and shoulder closures possible on North Main Street North, from College Street to Smith Street.

 

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Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, Exeter

 

 

Construction of a temporary retaining wall system under the I-95 North bridge will be completed while steel reinforcement is being installed in the footing formwork under the I-95 South bridge that will support the precast concrete arches. Concrete placement for the I-95 South footings may occur later in the week. Meanwhile materials continue to be stockpiled, delivered and removed from the median site. No lane closures are expected, however watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting from the median weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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Two Mile Corner, Middletown

 

We will be installing drainage along East Main Road East and West, from Rego Road to West Main Road, with one lane closed in each direction and lane shifts, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Although no lane closures are anticipated, utility work is also planned within the Aquidneck Shopping Plaza on Tuesday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

 

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