Travel Advisories

January 25-31, 2020

Interstate Highway Restrictions

I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge Rehabilitation (Johnston)

I-295

  • Closure of the southbound through lanes. Through traffic will utilize the new bridges on the service road.
  • Access will be maintained for ramps to Rte. 6 West to Hartford, Conn. (Exit 9C) and Rte. 6 East to Providence (Exit 9A).
  • The on-ramp from Hartford Ave./Rte. 6A West to I-295 South will remain closed.

Rte. 6 and Rte. 6A (Hartford Ave.)

  • Lane closed on the ramp from Rte. 6 West to I-295 North
  • Lane closures possible on both Rte. 6 and Rte. 6A at the I-295 overpasses
  • On-ramp closed from Rte. 6A West to I-295 South. Left turns permitted for nearby on-ramp normally used by Rte. 6A East traffic.

New Traffic Pattern

Providence: The I-95 North off-ramp to Rte. 146 North at Exit 23, a new traffic pattern will be in place until mid-Fall, and will change when all lanes shift to the right for the last phase of construction. Final completion of the project is scheduled for Fall 2020.

Overnight

Cumberland: I-295, at Leigh Rd. overpass, one lane of travel will be open for construction, Mon.-Tues. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

East Providence/Providence:
I-195, from I-95 interchange to Mass. line, alternating lane closures for exit renumbering, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Exeter:
I-95, at the Austin Farm Rd. Bridge, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence:
I-95 North, at Exit 18, left lane closed for construction, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

Providence: I-95, from Branch Ave. to Smithfield Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence:
I-95, from Thurbers Ave. to I-195 ramps, right lane closed for construction, Sun.-Mon nights, 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

Warwick: I-95 South, from I-295 to Exit 10A, and I-95 North, from Exit 10 to Thurbers Ave., left lane closed in a moving operation for construction, Mon. night, 8 p.m.-10 a.m.

Weekday

Johnston: I-295 North, at the Plainfield Pike interchange and on-ramp from Plainfield Pike, right lane closed and ramp narrowed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Pawtucket: I-95 South, at Exit 30, ramp narrowed for construction, Thurs.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

Cumberland: I-295, from Exit 20 to Exit 22, lane shifts to the right, with only two lanes of travel open in each direction for bridge work through Spring 2020.

Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95, from Exit 2 to Exit 3, lane shifts for bridge work through June 2020.

  • Two northbound lanes will be shift to the left from the exterior to the median area

Providence/East Providence: Lane shifts are in place on I-195 West, from just after Broadway to the Washington Bridge, and I-195 East, from Pawtucket Ave. to the Mass. line.

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Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)

Rte. 6

  • Rte. 6 East, all traffic shifted onto the existing Rte. 6 West roadway just after the Hartford Ave. exit. Lanes are narrow.
  • The Broadway off ramp is closed.

Rte. 10

  • Rte. 10 North, from Union Ave. to the Tobey St. overpass, lane shift in place for through traffic and the Westminster St. off-ramp.
  • Rte. 10 South, from Tobey St. to Union Ave., left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

6/10 Connector

  • On Connector outbound a new lane split is in place for Rte. 10 South and Route 6 West, one-half mile before its original location. Lanes are narrow.

Affected City Streets

  • Traffic from the Tobey St./Harris Ave. on-ramp does not have direct access to Rte. 10 South. Follow detour signs.
  • Traffic shifted on the Broadway and Westminster St. bridges over the highway.

Project-wide

  • Periodic one-lane closures possible along Rte. 10 and Rte. 6 on off-peak hours Monday-Friday.

New Traffic Pattern

Providence: A new traffic pattern is in place on Rte. 6, from Hartford Ave. to Killingly St. All lanes shift to the left and one of the three lanes will be closed for bridge construction through Spring 2021.

Weekend

Lincoln: Rte. 146 South, at Rte. 116, left lane closed for construction, Sat., 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Overnight

Cranston/Providence: Rte. 10, from Park Ave. to Rte. 6, alternating lane closures for exit renumbering, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Cranston/Warwick:
Rte. 37 West, from Post Rd. to Pontiac Ave., left lane closed for maintenance, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Cranston/Warwick: Rte. 37, from Post Rd. to Natick Ave., alternating lane closures for exit renumbering, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Lincoln/Smithfield: Rte. 146, from Rte. 146A to Mass. line, right lane closed for sign work, Sun. night, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.

Westerly: Rte. 78, from Exit 2 to Conn. line, partial right lane closure with narrowed lanes for maintenance, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

North Smithfield: Rte. 146 North, at the Farnum Pike Bridges, left lane closed for construction, Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Metropolitan Providence

Temporary Bridge Closures

Providence: The Bath St. East Bridge, which spans the Woonasquatucket River between Kinsley Ave./Providence Place and Promenade St., is currently closed. Get Detour Maps »

Temporary Road Closures

Providence: Blackstone St., from Allens Ave. to Eddy St., is currently closed. Local access to the Women and Infants Breast Health Ctr. will be maintained. Get Detour Map »

Extended Lane Closures

East Providence/Providence: There will be a single lane and right shoulder closure from the on-ramp coming from the East side of Providence to the Henderson Bridge, Mon.-Thurs., until the end of January 2020.

Providence: Lane closures possible for bridge construction on Providence Place and Promenade St., at their intersection with Park Place and the rear entrance to Providence Place Mall, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Overnight

North Providence: Rte. 44, from Centerdale Bypass to Fruit Hill Ave., alternating one-way traffic in a moving operation for drainage work, Mon. night, 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence: Smithfield Ave., from the ramp to I-95 South to the ramp to I-95 North, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence: Branch Ave., from the ramp to I-95 South to the ramp to I-95 North, two eastbound lanes closed and one lane open in each direction on the westbound side for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

Cranston/Johnston: Rte. 14, from Sailor’s Way to I-295 North on-ramp, and from Simmonsville Ave. to I-295 South on-ramp, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Continuing

Pawtucket: The Barton St. Bridge, between Broad St. and Montgomery St., is currently closed. Get Detour Maps »

Providence: Visit the City of Providence’s online calendar for traffic restrictions.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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East Bay

Weekday

Barrington: County Rd., from New Meadow Rd. to Mathewson Rd., alternating one-way traffic for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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Newport County

Weekend

Portsmouth: Rte. 138 South, from Beaupre Rd. to Clearview Ave., right lane closed for maintenance, Sat., 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley

Temporary Bridge Closures

Cumberland: The Town-owned Howard Rd. Bridge, which carries Howard Rd. over Abbott Run, is currently closed. Please follow signed detour via Abbot Run Valley Rd. in Cumberland or from Paine Rd. in Mass. More information is available here.

Temporary Road Closures

Lincoln: Rte. 116, at the Rte. 146 interchange, road closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.  Please note:  Sun. night only, Rte. 116 South will be closed at 4 p.m. and Rte. 116 North will have on lane of travel from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. until the full closure start time.

Weekend

Smithfield: Dean St., from Putnam Pike to Esmond St., narrowed lanes in a moving operation for drainage work, Sat., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Overnight

Cumberland: on-ramp from Mendon Rd. to I-295 South will be closed for maintenance, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-7 a.m.

Lincoln: Rte. 116 North, under Louisquisset Pike Bridge, right lane closed for construction, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Continuing

Cumberland: Old Diamond Hill Rd., from Home Ave. to Diamond Hill Rd., is currently closed to motorists while it becomes a walkable path as part of the Diamond Hill Road project.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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South County

Weekday

Charlestown: Rte. 1, from West Beach Rd. to Ross Hill Rd., left lane shifted for drainage work, Tues., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Richmond: Rte. 138, at the Kingston Rd. Bridge, lane shifts in place for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Continuing

Charlestown/Richmond: Alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals, for bridge work, 24 hours a day on Rte. 112 North and South, from Butter Lane to Carolina Mill Lane. Expect delays.

Hopkinton: Alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by a temporary traffic signal for bridge work 24 hours per day on Mechanic St. North and South, under the I-95 overpass.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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West Bay

Overnight

Warwick: Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) East, from Rte. 2 North on and off ramp to Rte. 2 South on and off ramp, eastbound side of the road will be closed for construction, westbound will remain open, Sun.-Wed. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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