Travel Advisories

March 2-8, 2024

Interstate Highway Restrictions

I-95 North Viaduct, Providence

Providence: I-95 North motorists are using a new traffic pattern after the Downtown exit and near Providence Place Mall with a newly relocated Exit 38, about one mile south of its former location. RIDOT has posted numerous signs to clearly guide motorists to their destinations.  

Providence:
I-95 North at Exit 37 B, C, D interchange, right exit closed for guardrail installation, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 11 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence: I-95, from Exit 37A to 39A, alternating lane closures for steel placement, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Providence: Charles St. North, from Randall St. to Corliss St., alternating lane closures bridge construction, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

East Providence/Providence: Bypass lanes for I-195 West traffic from East Providence to Providence are open. This temporary traffic pattern allows two lanes of travel westbound and two lanes of travel eastbound – all operating on the eastbound Washington Bridge. Expect delays.

Learn more


New Traffic Pattern

Cumberland: I-295, over Rte. 122 (Mendon Rd.), at the Mendon Rd. Bridge, travel lanes reduced from three to two for bridge work through late 2024.

Overnight

Smithfield: I-295, from Rte. 7 overpass to Rte. 44 overpass, alternating lane closures for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Warwick: I-95 at the Cowessett Ave. bridge, alternating lane closures for electrical work, Mon. – Tues., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Warwick: I-95 South, between Exit 27A and 24B, and North, between Exit 24B and Exit 27, alternating lane closures for electrical work and steel demolition, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.

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Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

Reconstruction of Route 146 (Lincoln/North Smithfield)

Lincoln: Road closure on Rte. 146 South collector-distributor roadway after Exit 8B with traffic detouring to I-295 South for bridge construction, Sun. night, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Lincoln:
Road closure on Rte. 146 North collector-distributor roadway after Exit 8A with traffic detouring to I-295 North for bridge construction, Mon. – Weds. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour. 

Lincoln:
Exit 18A closure on I-295 South for bridge construction, Sun. night, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Lincoln:
Exit 18A closure on I-295 North for bridge construction , Mon. – Weds. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Lincoln:
Rte. 146 at Breakneck Hill Rd. bridge, alternating lane closures for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

North Smithfield:
Rte. 146, from Rte. 99 to Rte. 146A, alternating lane closures for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. 

North Smithfield:
Rte. 146, from Rte. 99 to Rte. 146A, alternating lane closures for signal work, Thurs. night, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

North Smithfield:
Rte. 146, from Rte. 146A to the Mass. line, alternating lane closures for road construction, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

North Smithfield:
Sayles Hill Rd. East, from Rte. 99 to Rte. 146, partial road closure (Sayles Hill Rd. West) for road construction, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Follow signed detour.

North Smithfield: Sayles Hill Rd. West, from Iron Mine Hill Rd. to Rte. 146, alternating lane closures for drainage work, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 2 p.m:

  • Rte. 146 North: both travel lanes have shifted to the right
  • Rte. 146 North, at Exit 10 (Rte. 146A): ramp narrows at the exit from two lanes to one
  • Rte. 146A South, at the off-ramp to Rte. 146 South: travel lanes are narrow

Learn more about the project


Route 37 Improvements (Cranston/Warwick)

Cranston: I-295 North, at Rte. 37, left lane closed for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Cranston: Cranston St., between Sherman Ave. & Overbrook Dr., alternating one-way traffic for bridge construction, Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  

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6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)

Route 10

  • Rte. 10, from Broadway to Tobey St., alternating lane closures for sign installation, Mon. night, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • Rte. 10 South, all lanes shift to the left near the Broadway overpass.
  • Westminster Street off-ramp is temporarily closed.

Route 6

  • Rte. 6 West on-ramp from I-95 North, expect narrowed lanes for bridge inspection, Mon. night, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Rte. 6 between the flyover bridge to Hartford Ave, alternating lane closures for median barrier work, Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

6/10 Connector

  • On the Connector outbound a new lane split is in place for Rte. 10 South and Rte. 6 West, several hundred feet south of its previous location. Lanes are narrow.

Affected City Streets

  • The Tobey St. and Harris Ave. on-ramps are closed. Follow signed detours.
  • Traffic shifted on the Broadway and Westminster St. bridges over the highway.
  • Westminster St. on-ramp to Rte. 10 South is closed. Follow signed detour.

Project-wide

  • Periodic one-lane closures possible along Rte. 10 and Rte. 6 on off-peak hours, Mon.-Fri.

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Temporary Ramp Closures

Lincoln: The on-ramps from Breakneck Hill Rd. to Rte. 146 remain closed for bridge work until further notice. Follow signed detour.

New Traffic Pattern

Providence: All traffic on Rte. 146 South under the Hawkins St. Bridge is shifting to the right until the end of the year.


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Metropolitan Providence

Henderson Bridge

East Providence: Henderson Pkwy. West, at the off-ramp to Massasoit, ramp closed for construction. Follow signed detour.

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Temporary Bridge Closure

Johnston/North Providence: The Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on Greystone Ave. over the Woonasquatucket River, between Riverside Ave. in Johnston and Rte. 104 (Waterman Ave.) in North Providence, is closed. Follow signed detour using Waterman Ave. and Rte. 44 (Putnam Pke.)

Weekday

Central Falls/Providence: Rte. 114, from Mill St. to Madeira Ave., alternating lane closures for bridge inspection, Wed., 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Central Falls:
Broad St., from Meeting St. to Madeira Ave., expect narrowed lanes for bridge inspection, Thurs., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Pawtucket: Taft St., from Jenks Wy. to Spencer St., alternating lane closures for bridge inspection., Tues., 9 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

East Bay Bike Path Bridges

Barrington/Warren: Rte. 114, at the Barrington and Warren Bridges, the northbound boardwalks will remain open during demolition and construction of the bike path bridges, providing a continuous off-road path around the construction area.

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

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Newport County

Newport Pell Bridge Approaches - Phase II

Newport: The old Downtown Newport exit off Rte. 138 East is closed permanently. Please stay to the left after the old off-ramp, use one of the two lanes to turn left at the new JT Connell Connector Rd., then left again onto JT Connell Hwy. toward Farewell St. Follow the signs to Downtown Newport.

Newport: Admiral Kalbfus Rd., has moved to its final traffic configuration, with two lanes in each direction with turn lanes. Please watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting from the closed “road to nowhere” for drainage and wetland restoration work.

Newport: Rte. 138 East, from the Pell Bridge to the route 138/JT Connell Connector intersection, right lane closure for road construction, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Newport: Expect intermittent shoulder closures for electrical work at the following intersections, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Van Zandt Ave. – JT Connell Hwy. – Farewell St. and Admiral Kalbfus Rd. – Third St.

Learn more about the project

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

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Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley

New Traffic Pattern

Cumberland: Rte. 122 (Mendon Rd.), from Rte. 116 (George Washington Hwy.) to Albion Rd., right lane closed/shifted with frequent vehicle access in/out of work zone for bridge work, through May 2024.

Overnight

Central Falls: Rte. 114 Broad St., from Meeting St. to Madeira Ave., expect narrowed lanes with a lane shift for bridge inspection, Wed., 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Scituate:
Rte. 12, from Howard Ave. to Rte. 116 North Rd., alternating one-way traffic for bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

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South County

Overnight

North Kingstown:  Rte. 138 Tower Hill Rd. at Rte. 1 interchange, expect narrowed lanes for barrier work, Sun. – Tues. night, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Weekday

North Kingstown: Rte. 102, from Land Dr. to Quaker Ln., alternating lane closures for bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

North Kingstown: Rte. 138 Tower Hill Rd. bridge at Rte. 1 interchange, various shoulder closures and narrowed lanes for construction, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

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West Bay

Airport Connector

Warwick: TF Green Airport Connector Rd. at the Arrivals Roadway, alternating lane closures for bridge inspection, Wed. – Thurs, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Warwick:
Airport Connector, from I-95 North to Post Rd., right shoulder closure for fence installation, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Warwick:
Jefferson Blvd., from Airport Connector on-ramp to Airport Connector off-ramp, alternating lane closures for fence installation, Mon. – Fri., 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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