Travel Advisories

September 21 - 27, 2019

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 through mid-summer
  • 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
  • Rte. 6A, at the I-295 Interchange is closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

New Traffic Pattern

Providence: I-95, from Exit 18 to Exit 19, lanes are currently shifted to the left. Traffic entering the highway using the Allens Ave./Thurbers Ave. on-ramp to I-95 North must yield to traffic before merging onto the Interstate. Expect delays on the ramp; consider alternate routes during peak travel periods.

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.

Warwick: I-95 North, over the Hopkins Hill Rd. Bridge, left lane shifted for construction, 24 hours a day, Tues. until December 15, 2019.

Temporary Exit Closure

Cranston/Johnston: I-295 North at Exit 7, exit closed for utility work, Sun. at 7 a.m.-Mon. at 5 a.m. Please note: the on-ramp from Scituate Ave. to I-295 North will also be closed at this time. Follow signed detour using Exit 10.

Providence: I-95 North, Exit 22 B/C will be closed for construction, Mon.-Tues. nights, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence/East Providence:
As part of ongoing repairs to the Washington Bridge, Exit 3 (Gano St.) off of I-195 West is closed through Fall 2020. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Cranston: I-95 North, from Jefferson Blvd. to Park Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-5 a.m.

Cranston:
I-95, from Exit 15 to Exit 16, alternating double lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Cranston:
I-95 North, from Jefferson Blvd. to Park Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Cumberland:
I-295, from Exit 20 to Mass. line, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon.-Tues. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

East Providence:
I-195 East, from Exit 6 to the Horton Farm Bridge, and West, from the Mass. line to Exit 6, right lane closed for lighting work, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

East Providence:
I-195 East, from the Washington Bridge to Broadway, alternating lane closures for drainage work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

East Providence/Providence:
I-95, from Point St. to Public St., alternating lane closures for drainage work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Pawtucket:
I-95 North, from Exit 27 to Exit 29, alternating double lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Pawtucket:
I-95 South, from Exit 30 to Exit 27, alternating double lane closures for a bridge inspection, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Pawtucket: I-95, from Smithfield Ave. to Bacon St., alternating lane closures and temporary exit/on-ramp closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence: I-95 North and South, from Exit 18 to 19 on the Oxford Street Bridge:

  • I-95 North, Thurbers Ave. on-ramp in addition to alternating lane closures, or I-95 South, Exit 18 in addition to alternating lane closures for paving, Sun.-Thurs nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Please note that closures on I-95 North and South will not take place simultaneously.  Follow signed detour during closures.

Providence: I-95, from Exit 23 to Exit 24, left lane  closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

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

Warwick:
I-95, from Exit 9 to Exit 10, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

Warwick: I-95, from I-295 to Cowesett Rd. overpass, left lane closed for paving, Tues.-Wed. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

East Providence/Providence: I-195, from Mass. line to I-95 South, left lane closed in a moving operation for sweeping, Wed., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Lincoln:
I-295, from Exit 18B to Exit 22, right shoulder closed for a bridge inspection, Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence:
I-95 South, from Exit 17 to Exit 16, onto Rte. 10 North, right lane closed for maintenance, Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Warwick:
I-95 North, at the Greenwich Ave. Bridge, right shoulder closed for bridge work, Mon.-Sat. (Sep. 28), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

West Greenwich:
I-95 North, at the Hopkins Hill Rd. Bridge, shoulder closures and crews working behind the barrier for bridge work, Mon.-Sat. (Sep. 28), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

West Greenwich: I-95, from Exit 5A to Exit 5B, right third lane closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

Cranston/Johnston: I-295 South, under the Phenix Ave. Bridge, and I-295 South and North, under the Scituate Ave. Bridge, shoulder closures for construction through September 2019.

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, from Hartford Ave. off-ramp to Rte. 10, left and right lane closed for construction, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 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. overpass to Union Ave., left and right lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • The Westminster St. on-ramp to Route 10 South is closed.

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.

Temporary Road Closures

Westerly: Rte. 78, from Rte. 1 intersection to Conn. line, road and on-ramp closures in a moving operation for milling and paving, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

Temporary Exit Closures

North Smithfield: Rte. 146 South at Exit 1, exit closed for milling and paving, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.- 5a.m. Please note: the on-ramp from Rte. 146A in Mass. to Rte. 146 South will also be closed at this time. Follow signed detour.

New Traffic Patterns

North Smithfield: Rte. 146, near the Rte. 5/Rte. 102 (Forestdale/Slatersville) exit and the Central Street overpass, lane splits are in place with one lane of through traffic on either side of the split. All lanes go through; stay in your lane.

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.

Overnight

Lincoln: Rte. 146, from Wilbur Rd. on-ramp to Rte. 116 off-ramp, right lane closed with temporary exit closure for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Lincoln/North Smithfield/North Providence/Providence:
Rte. 146, from I-95 to Pound Hill Rd., and from Old Great Rd. to Mass. line, delays possible in a moving operation for striping, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

North Smithfield:
Rte. 146, from the Pound Hill Bridge to the Forestdale Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence:
Rte. 146 North, from Exit 23 on I-95 North to Charles St. on-ramp, right lane closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Warwick: Rte. 146, from Wilbur Rd. to I-295 Interchange, alternating lane closures for construction, Tues. night, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

Lincoln: Rte. 146 North, at the Rte. 116 exit, right shoulder closed for utility work, Mon.-Fri., 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 »

Providence/North Providence: The Geneva Pond Bridge, which carries Rte. 7 (Douglas Ave.) over the West River, is closed through Fall 2019. Get Detour Map »

Temporary Road Closures

Cranston: Rte. 12 (Park Ave.) East at the Park Ave. Bridge over the Pocasset River, from Gansett Ave. to Dyer Ave./Budlong Rd., is closed for bridge demolition through December 2019. Follow signed detour.

Johnston: Rte. 6A, from the I-295 Interchange to Hartford Ave., road closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

Providence: Oxford St., from Eddy St. to Allens Ave., is closed for bridge work through the end of September. Follow signed detour.

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

Providence: The left and right lanes are closed for bridge repairs 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. 246 (Old Louisquisset Pike), from Angelo Ave to Miner St., alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Wed.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

Pawtucket:
Smithfield Ave., from Providence to Lincoln line, alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Mon.-Tues. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence:
Smithfield 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.

Providence: Branch Ave., from the ramp to I-95 South to the ramp to I-95 North, two westbound lanes closed and one lane open in each direction on the eastbound 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.

East Providence:
Rte. 114, from Pawtucket Ave. to E. Shore Expy, partial right lane closure in a moving operation for drainage work, Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

East Providence:
Warren Ave., from Highland Ace. To Waterman Ave., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

East Providence:
Veterans Memorial Pkwy., from South Broadway to Lyon Ave., alternating lane closures for paving, Mon., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

East Providence:
North Broadway, from Wilmarth Ave. to Dewey Ave., lanes narrowed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

East Providence:
Rte. 44, from Mass. line to Broadway, partial right lane closure in a moving operation for drainage work, Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

East Providence:
Pawtucket Ave. and Bullocks Point Ave., from Veterans Memorial Pkwy. to Crescent View Ave., partial right lane closure in a moving operation for striping, Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

East Providence:
Willett Ave., from Pawtucket Ave. to Washington Rd., partial right lane closure in a moving operation for striping, Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

East Providence:
Willett Ave., from Richmond Ave. to Harriet St., alternating lane closures for paving, Mon., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence: Gano St. at India St., from intersection to Trenton St., alternating one-way traffic for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Pattern

East Providence: The left lane of the East Shore Expressway is currently closed through Summer 2019.

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

Warren: Rte. 136, from William Ave. to John St., alternating lane closures for paving, Tues., 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

Weekday

Portsmouth: Rte. 138 (East Main Rd.), at the Union St. intersection, right lane closed 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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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

Scituate/Johnston: The Blanchard Sawmill Bridge, carrying Winsor Ave. over the Moswansicut Brook, is closed for replacement. Follow signed detour using Hopkins Ave., Rte. 6 (Hartford Pike) and Rte. 116 (West Greenville Rd.)

Temporary Road Closures

North Smithfield: Slatersville Reservoir, from Rte. 102 to Silver Pines Blvd., will be closed for construction, Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Woonsocket: Bernon St. at Truman Dr., from Worrall St. to River St., road closed for construction, 24 hours a day until the end of September 2019. Follow signed detours.

Overnight

Smithfield: Smith Ave., from Rte. 44 to West Greenville Rd., alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Sun.-Mon. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

Burrillville: Whipple Ave., from Oakland Ave. to East Ave., partial right lane closure for a bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cumberland:
Rte. 114, from Industrial Rd. to Angel Rd., alternating lane closures for drainage work and construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Glocester/Smithfield:
Rte. 44 (Putnam Pike), from #648 to W. Greenville Rd., alternating lane closures for paving and maintenance, Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Scituate:
Central Pike at Battey Meetinghouse Rd., from Danielson Pike to Rte. 102, alternating lane closures for paving, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Smithfield:
Rte. 5 South, Pleasant View Ave. at Tunmore St., partial right lane closure for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Woonsocket: Pound Hill Rd., from Industrial Dr. to Premisy Hill Rd., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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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

Temporary Road Closure

North Kingstown: Lafayette Rd., under Rte. 4 North, road closed for construction, Tues., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Weekday

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

West Greenwich: Hopkins Hill Rd. East, under I-95, right lane closed for bridge work, Sun.-Sat. (Sep. 28), 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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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.

West Greenwich: Rte. 102 (Victory Hwy.), over I-95 at the Victory Hwy. Bridge, lane shift and shoulder closures for construction, weekdays, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

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West Bay

Temporary Bridge Closure

Coventry/Foster: The bridge carrying Barbs Hill Rd. over the Moosup River, just north of Vaughn Hollow Rd. at Potter Rd., is closed for replacement through late October 2019. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Coventry/West Warwick: Fairview Ave., from Main St. to Washington St., alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Sun.-Tues. nights, 7 p.m.-9:30 a.m.

Coventry/West Warwick: Main St., from Wakefield St. to Jackson Flat Rd., alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-9:30 a.m.

Weekday

Warwick: Rte. 2 (Bald Hill Rd.) South, from Inskip Blvd. to Gins Way, left lane closed for drainage work, Mon.-Tues., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rte. 112 Warwick:
Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) West, from Commonwealth Ave. to Orchard Ave., right lane closed for construction and utility work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Rte. 112 Warwick: Rte. 115 (Toll Gate Rd.), from Leon Whipple Rd. to Orchard Ave., alternating one-way traffic for utility work and construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Continuing

Rte. 112 Coventry: Rte. 117 West, at the Flat River Bridge, lane shifts and bridge work behind barrier, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 2019.

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

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