Travel Advisories

March 23-29, 2019

Interstate Highway Restrictions

I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge Rehabilitation

As part of the I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge rehabilitation project, motorists are experiencing the following changes:

I-295 North and Rte. 6 West:

  • Closure of the northbound service road. Access maintained to Exits 9A and 9C. Follow signed detour.
  • Closure of Exit 9B. Follow signed detour.
  • Lane restrictions from two to one on the ramp from Rte. 6 West to I-295 North. Delays anticipated.

I-295 South, Rte. 6 East and Rte. 6A (Hartford Ave.):

  • Closure of the southbound service road.  Access maintained to Exits 9C and 9A. Follow signed detour.
  • Minor delays anticipated on ramp from Rte. 6 East to I-295 South given closure of southbound service road.
  • Closure of on-ramp from Hartford Ave. West to I-295 South. Left turn access off Hartford Ave. to I-295 South used by Hartford Ave. East traffic.

Please note: At the new traffic pattern on I-295 South, make sure you stay on the highway for Exit 9A for Route 6 to Providence. Don't take the first exit (9C), which is now Hartford Avenue only.

Weekend

Cranston/Johnston: I-295 North and South, from Exit 7 to the Scituate Ave. Bridge, short duration (approximately 10 minutes) rolling roadblocks for overhead wire removal, Sun. from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Temporary Exit Closure

Providence/East Providence: As part of ongoing repairs to the Washington Bridge Westbound, Exit 3 (Gano St.) off of I-195 West is closed through Fall 2019. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Cranston: I-95 North, from Exit 16 (Elmwood Ave.) North and Exit 16B (Elmwood Ave.) South to Huntington Viaduct Bridge, right lane and shoulder closures for bridge painting, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  

Cranston
: I-295 South under the Phenix Ave. Bridge, left lane and shoulder closures for barrier installation, Wed. night from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

East Providence
: I-195 West, from the Mass. line to the Pawtucket Ave. Bridge, left lane closed for barrier placement, Sun. night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

East Providence: I-195 East, from Exit 6 to the Horton Farm Bridge, and I-195 West, from the Mass. line to the Pawtucket Ave. Bridge, right lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

East Providence/Providence:
I-195 West, from Broadway to the Washington Bridge, left lane and shoulder closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Providence: I-95 North and South, from the Broad Street overpass to the Thurbers Ave. curve, lane and shoulder closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Weekday

Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95 South and North, from Exit 3 to Exit 1, alternating lane closures in a moving operation for pothole patching, Mon. from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Expect delays.

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 North and South, from Exit 20 to Exit 22, bridge work behind barrier, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

As part of the 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction Project, motorists are experiencing the following changes:

  • Rte. 6 East, all traffic shifted to the left just after the Hartford Ave. exit. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are narrowed and located on the westbound side of the highway.
  • Rte. 6 East at Broadway, exit closed for construction for approximately 24 months. Follow signed detour.
  • Rte. 10 North, from Union Ave. to the Tobey St. overpass, traffic shifts to the temporary Rte. 10 North and temporary Westminster St. ramp for approximately 24 months.
  • Traffic shifts to the right on Rte. 6 West, from the Tobey St. overpass to Hartford Ave. for approximately 12 months.
  • Traffic shifts on Broadway, from Barton St. to Olneyville Square for approximately 12 months.
  • Traffic shifts on the Broadway and Westminster Street bridges over the highway

The lane split on the Rte. 6/10 Connector outbound has shifted one-half mile to the north of its current location. Also, traffic from the Tobey St./Harris Ave. on-ramp does not have direct access to Rte. 10 South and needs to follow a detour using Rte. 6 West.

Daytime work anticipated behind barrier at the 6/10 Interchange.

Temporary Road Closure

Providence: Rte. 10 South at the 6/10 split, road closed for bridge demolition, Wed. night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Johnston/Providence: Rte. 6 East, from Killingly St. to Hartford Ave., two right lanes closed in a moving operation for pothole patching, Mon. night from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Expect delays.

Weekday

Johnston: Rte. 6 East and West at the I-295 interchange, lane closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Providence: Rte. 10 South after the 6/10 split, periodic one-lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Providence: Rte. 6 East and West, from I-95 to Memorial Blvd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Westerly:
Rte. 78 East, from the Conn. line to Rte. 1, right shoulder closed for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Lincoln/Cumberland: Rte. 99 South, on the ramp to Route 146 South, left lane closed with all traffic shifted to the right.  Crews are working weekdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Metropolitan Providence

Temporary Ramp Closures

East Providence: The on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and Warren Ave. to I-195 West are closed for construction. Get Detour Map »

Temporary Bridge Closure

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

Temporary Road Closures

Cranston: Rte. 12 (Park Ave.) West, at the Park Ave. Bridge over the Pocasset River, from Gansett Ave. to Dyer Ave./Budlong Rd., will be closed for overhead utility work, Sun. night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

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.

Providence: Blackstone St. East and West, 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 »

Providence: Dorrance St., east of Dyer St. will be closed for construction through June 2019.

Weekday

Cranston/Johnston: Rte. 14 East, from Sailors Way to the on-ramp to I-295 North, and Rte. 14 West, from Simmonsville Ave. to the on-ramp to I-295 South, right lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Johnston: Rte. 6A (Hartford Ave.) West and East at the I-295 interchange, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Rte. 6A West: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Rte. 6A East: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pawtucket: Roosevelt Ave. South under I-95, alternating lane closures for bridge work, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 2019.

Providence: Claudrastis Ave. East and West, from Maple Ave. to Floral Ave., right lane closed for a bridge inspection, Tues. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Pattern

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

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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

No Lane Closures at this Time.

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

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Newport County

Weekday

Middletown: Rte. 138 (Aquidneck Ave.) at Green End Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Middletown
: Rte. 138A (Aquidneck Ave.), from Purgatory Rd. to Crescent Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Middletown
: Rte. 138 East and West, from Valley Rd. to Rte. 114, right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for drainage work, Mon.-Thurs. from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

Newport: Rte. 138 West, from the ramp to and halfway up the Newport Bridge, right lane closed for electrical work, Wed. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Portsmouth: Rte. 138 East and West, from Boyds Lane to Park Ave., shoulder closures for electrical work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 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 Closure

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 Massachusetts. More information is available here

Weekday

Glocester/Smithfield: Rte. 44 (Putnam Pike) East and West, from #648 to W. Greenville Rd., right lane closed for drainage work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Smithfield/North Smithfield: Rte. 5 North and South, from Rte. 7 to Rte. 104, alternating one-way traffic with partial right lane closures in a moving operation for tree trimming, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.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

Westerly: Winnapaug Rd. East, from Watch Hill Rd. to Airport Rd., right lane and shoulder closures for drainage work, Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please note date change.

West Greenwich:
Hopkins Hill Rd. East and West at the I-95 interchange, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

West Greenwich: New London Tpke. East and West over I-95, right shoulder closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Continuing

Charlestown/Richmond: Motorists are experiencing an 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: Motorists are experiencing an 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. 3 East and West, from Burnt Sawmill Rd. to Kitts Corner Rd., travel lanes reduced from 4 to 2 and eastbound and westbound traffic shifted to the west side of the Big River Bridge for construction through Spring 2019.

West Greenwich: Rte. 102 (Victory Hwy.) North and South, over I-95 at the Victory Hwy. Bridge, lane shift and shoulder closures remain in place for construction, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists on Route 102 North and Route 102 South are now utilizing the new Northbound bridge as we rebuild the Southbound one.

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

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West Bay

Temporary Road Closure

Warwick: Rte. 117 East at Rte. 2, road closed for bridge demolition through mid-Summer. Follow signed detour.

Extended Lane Closure

Warwick: Effective Mon. March 25 at 7 a.m. through Fri. afternoon, March 29 at 3:30 p.m., motorists will experience a continuous right lane closure for utility work on Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) East, from Commonwealth Ave. to Orchard Ave. Delays anticipated.

Weekday

Warwick: Rte. 117 East and West, from Diamond Hill Rd. to Orchard Ave., left lane closed for drainage work, Mon.-Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Rte. 112 Coventry: Rte. 117 West, just before and after the Flat River Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 2019.

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

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