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Travel Advisories

January 14-20, 2017

Interstate Highway Restrictions

Overnight

I-95 Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 23 (Charles St.) to Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.), two left lanes closed for construction, Monday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Weekday

I-195 East Providence: I-195 East and West, between Exit 6 (Rte. 103) and the Massachusetts state line, temporary short-term closures up to 20 minutes in length for utility work, during the early morning hours Monday from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Ongoing Restrictions

I-95 Exeter/Richmond: Watch for construction vehicles exiting and entering the median area along I-95 South after Exit 5 (Rte. 102) at the Tefft Hill Trail Bridge, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Spring 2017.

I-195 Providence: I-195 East and West, from the I-95 interchange to Exit 2 (EB: India St./Gano St.; WB: South Main St.), left shoulder closure for construction through January 2017.

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Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

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Rte 4 East Greenwich: Rte. 4 North and South under Rte. 2 (South County Trail), right shoulder closures for bridge work through mid-January 2017.

Rte 6 Rte 10 Providence: Truck traffic is restricted to the right lane from the Westminster St. overpass over Rte. 10 South/Rte. 6 West to the Rte. 6/Rte. 10 interchange, and on Rte. 6 East at the Rte. 6/Rte. 10 interchange.

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Metropolitan Providence

Temporary Bridge Closure

Providence: The Pleasant Valley Parkway Bridge that carries Dean St. over the Woonasquatucket River is closed. Get Detour Maps »

Weekday

Rte 6 East Providence: Rte. 6 East and West, from Moorland Ave. to Boyd Ave., alternating lane closures for utility pole installation, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

East Providence: Pawtucket Ave. North and South, from Warren Ave. to Waterman Ave., right lane closures for utility work, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pawtucket: Effective Tuesday for the next several weeks, Division St. East over the Division St. Bridge, from Pleasant St. to Water St., detour in place for bridge work, Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow signed detour using I-95 North and School St. Westbound traffic will not be affected.

Ongoing Restriction

Rte 44 Providence: Rte. 44 (Smith St.) East, from Gaspee St. to Canal St., right lane and sidewalk closures for barrier placement through January 2017.

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Providence: Elmwood Ave. North and South, from the I-95 underpass to the entrance to Roger Williams Park, has continuous alternating lane closures for construction and bridge work through May 2018.

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 Scheduled Restrictions

 

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

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Newport County

Ongoing Restriction

Newport: As the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) prepares for construction work at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, motorists will experience road work and a right lane closure on America’s Cup Ave., from Gladys Carr Bolhouse Rd. to West Marlborough St., through June 2017.  RIPTA has designated temporary bus stop locations along America’s Cup Avenue since the Visitors’ Center boarding area will be closed for the duration of the project.  For more information, please visit https://www.ripta.com/newport-gateway-center

RITBA Bridges

Bristol/Jamestown/Newport/Portsmouth/Tiverton: The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is responsible for maintenance and construction activities on the Jamestown-Verrazzano, Newport Pell, Mt. Hope and Sakonnet River bridges. Click here for more information.

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

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Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley

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Rte 5 North Smithfield: Rte. 5 (Providence Pike), between Main St. and Church St. in Slatersville, there is a single-lane alternating traffic pattern due to bridge condition. Portable traffic signals are in place to direct vehicles over the bridge.

Rte 122 Woonsocket: On Rte. 122 (Hamlet Ave.) at the Hamlet Avenue Bridge over the Blackstone River, temporary lane shifts possible for bridge work through Fall 2017.

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

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South County

No Scheduled Restrictions

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

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West Bay

Weekday

117 Warwick: Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.) East, from Meadow St./Burger King to Post Rd. (Apponaug Four Corners), one lane open in each direction for construction, Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rte 5 Warwick: Rte. 5 (Greenwich Ave.), from Post Rd./Centerville Rd. (Apponaug Four Corners) to Veterans Memorial Dr., alternating lane closures for construction, Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Delays anticipated. Seek alternate routes.

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Rte 2 East Greenwich: Rte. 2 (South County Trail) North and South over Rte. 4, right lane closures for bridge work through mid-January 2017.

117 Warwick: Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.), from Meadow St./Burger King to Post Rd. (Apponaug Four Corners), Eastbound and Westbound traffic are now using the Veterans Memorial Dr. Extension.  Centerville Rd. is closed to thru traffic from Post Rd. to Meadow St. Please note: access to/from businesses is maintained.

Warwick: A temporary traffic signal has been activated at the Metro Center Blvd. Bridge carrying Metro Center Blvd. over the Airport Connector. With this activation, the detour has been removed. Motorists will now experience one lane of alternating traffic, and possible delays, through Winter 2017.

Warwick: Airport Connector East at the Jefferson Blvd. off-ramp, lanes shifted to the high speed lane, with all exits open. Westbound traffic will continue through the current configuration through Winter 2017.

Additional lane closures for this region
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