Travel Advisories

July 20-26, 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 guide motorists to their destinations. 

Providence: I-95 North, at Exit 38, alternating lane closures for striping, Fri. night (July 19), 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Delays possible.

Providence: I-95, from Exit 37A to Exit 39A, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun. – Fri. (July 19) nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

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Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

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

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Overnight

Hopkinton: I-95 South, from Exit 1 to the Connecticut line, alternating lane closures for milling & paving, Sun. – Fri. (July 26) nights, 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Providence: I-95, before and up to the Big Blue Bug, and on Exit 1A (Point St.) from I-95 North, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Smithfield: I-295, under Rte. 44, alternating lane closures for bridge painting and sign installation, Fri., and Sat. (July 19 and 20) nights, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Continuing

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.

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Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

Reconstruction of Route 146 (Lincoln/North Smithfield)

North Smithfield: A lane split is in place on Rte. 146 North just before the Sayles Hill Rd. intersection. Rte. 146 NB through-traffic will continue straight over the new portion of the Sayles Hill Rd. flyover in the left lane. Sayles Hill Rd. traffic, local turns, and wide loads are directed to the right lane. Both lanes continue north through Rte. 146.

Upcoming Traffic Changes

Lincoln: I-295 at Rte. 146, alternating lane closures for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Lincoln: Rte. 146, from Exit 7B to Exit 8C, road closed bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour. 

Lincoln: Rte. 146 North (C-D) service road, from Exit 8A/8C & Exit 18B on I-295 North will be closed for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour. 

Lincoln: Rte. 146 South (C-D) service road, from Exit 8B/7B & Exit 18A on I-295 South will be closed for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour. 

Lincoln: Rte. 146, from Rte. 116 to Rte. 99, alternating lane closures for bridge construction, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Lincoln: Rte. 99 South, over Rte. 146, alternating lane closures for bridge repairs, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Lincoln/North Smithfield: Rte. 146, from Rte. 99 to Rte. 146A, alternating lane closures for barrier installation, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 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. 146 to Rte. 99, and Sayles Hill Rd. West, from Iron Mine Hill Rd. to Rte. 146, alternating lane closures for road construction & drainage work, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Periodic road closures may be needed. Follow signed detours as necessary.

Continuing Traffic Changes

Lincoln: The on-ramp from Rte. 146 South to I-295 North will be closed for bridge work through the fall. Follow signed detour.

North Smithfield: Travel lanes have shifted at the Rte. 146/Rte. 146A (Exit 10) interchange, with the following changes:

  • 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

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Route 37 Improvements (Cranston/Warwick)

Cranston: Rte. 37, from Power Rd. to I-95, alternating lane closures for bridge, curb & drainage work, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Cranston: On-ramp closure ofRte. 37 West from Pontiac Ave for road work, Sun. – Thurs. nights., 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Cranston: Rte. 37 West, from I-95 to Pontiac Ave., alternating lane closures for sign installation, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)

Route 10

  • Route 10, from Union Ave. to Westminster St., left lane closure for median barrier work, Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
  • Rte. 10 South, all lanes shift to the left near the Broadway overpass.
  • Westminster Street off-ramp is temporarily closed.

Route 6

  • No lane closures expected.

Affected City Streets

  • Off-alignment work at Westminster St. to Oak St. for traffic signal work, Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
  • Westminster St., at Rte. 10, left lane closure for underground utility work, Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
  • 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

  • Tree plantings continue site-wide and off-alignment, Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Periodic one-lane closures possible along Rte. 10 and Rte. 6 on off-peak hours, Mon. – Fri.

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New Traffic Patterns

Providence: Effective Fri., July 26, all traffic on Rte. 146 under the Hawkins St. Bridge will shift to the right through December 2024.

Providence: All traffic on Rte. 146 under the Hawkins St. Bridge has shifted to the left through the end of July.

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.

Temporary Road Closures

Lincoln/Cumberland/Woonsocket: Rte. 99 North, from Exit 1 to Mendon Rd., road closed for bridge work at the Second Ave. Bridge, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. through the end of September. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Johnston/Providence: Rte. 6, from I-295 to Dean St., alternating lane closures in a moving operation for sign inspection, Wed. & Thurs. night, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Johnston/Providence: Rte. 6 East, from I-295 to Sheridan St., alternating rolling double lane closures for overhead sign inspection, Thurs. night, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

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

North Kingstown/East Greenwich: Rte. 4, at Rte. 403 Lafayette Railroad bridge, alternating lane closures for milling, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Weekday

Lincoln/North Providence/Providence: Rte. 146, from I-95 to I-295, right shoulder closures in a moving operation behind barrier for sign installation, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Westerly: Rte. 78 East, from the CT. Stateline to Exit 1, right lane closure for bridge inspection, Mon., 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Metropolitan Providence

Henderson Bridge (East Providence, Providence)

New Traffic Patterns

East Providence:  The Henderson Expressway from North Broadway to the roundabout is now open to traffic.

Upcoming Traffic Changes

East Providence: East River St./River Dr., from Waterman St. to Angell St., road closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for bridge demolition, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Follow signed detour.

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Temporary Bridge Closure

Providence: The West River St. Bridge, from Corliss St. to Branch Ave., is closed to all traffic for approximately four months. Follow signed detours, noting a temporary traffic signal is in place at the intersection of Charles St. and West River St. to assist with added detour traffic.

Weekday

Cranston: Wilbur Ave., from Wheelock Ave. to Brookdale Ave., alternating lane closures for bridge inspection, Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Johnston: Rte. 5 (Greenville Ave.) at Sanderson Rd., alternating lane closures in a moving operation with a lane shift for milling & paving, Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Providence: Rte. 44 (Smith St.), from Meridian St. to Common St., alternating lane closures for curb, electrical, & sidewalk work, 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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East Bay

East Bay Bike Path Bridges

Barrington/Warren: Rte. 114, at the Barrington and Warren Bridges, the northbound boardwalks remain open during 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: Rte. 138, from the JT Connell Hwy. overpass to the JT Connell Connector intersection, left lane closure for road work, Sun. night, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Newport: Rte. 138 East, from the JT Connell Hwy. overpass to the Halsey intersection, alternating lane closures in a moving operation for striping, Mon. night, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.

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Temporary Road Closure

Jamestown: North Rd., from Weeden Ln. to Westwind Dr., road closed for paving, Sun. & Mon. night, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Little Compton: Commons Rd., from Meeting House Rd. to Upper Common Rd., road closed for milling & paving, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Weekday

Tiverton: Fish Rd., from Bed Rd. to Bulgarmarsh Rd./Souza Rd., from Main Rd. to Fish Rd., alternating lane closures for utility structure adjustments, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tiverton: Rte. 77 (Main Rd.), from Bridgeport Dr. to Highland Ave., alternating one-way traffic for curb work, 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

New Traffic Pattern

Burrillville: Rte. 102, from Rte. 107 (East Ave.) to Central St., road closed for bridge demolition, with a temporary traffic signal in place, through late August. Follow signed detours for passenger vehicles and large trucks.

Temporary Road Closure

Glocester/Burrillville:  Reservoir Rd., from Rte. 44 (Putnam Pk.) to Rte. 100, road closed for paving & striping, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Lincoln/Cumberland/Woonsocket: Rte. 99 North, from Exit 1 to Mendon Rd., road closed for bridge work, Mon. – Thurs. night, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Weekday

Cumberland: Rte. 122 (Mendon Rd.), from Cook St. to Ann & Hope Wy., alternating lane closures for bridge inspection, Tues., 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cumberland: Rte. 122 (Mendon Rd.) North, from the Lincoln line to I-295, alternating shoulder closures in a moving operation for curb & sidewalk work, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Glocester/Burrillville:  Rte. 44 (Putnam Pk.), from Reservoir Rd. to the roundabout, shoulder closures for guardrail work, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Woonsocket: Rte. 122 (Mendon Rd.) North, at Newbury Ave., alternating lane closures for gas main work, Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Woonsocket: At the Court St. Bridge over the Blackstone River & Truman Dr., between Front St. & Main St., right lane closure for bridge inspection, Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Smithfield: Rte. 7 at Rte. 116 to the Providence Pk., alternating lane closures for drainage work, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This operation will continue through mid-September. 

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

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South County

Overnight

North/South Kingstown: Rte. 1 (Tower Hill Rd.) from the Oliver Stedman Government Center to Shermantown Rd., alternating lane closures for milling & paving, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Weekday

North Kingstown: Rte. 138, at the ramps from Rte. 1 (Tower Hill Rd.), frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones for drainage work & paving behind barrier, Mon. – Fri., 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Richmond: Rte. 138, from Richmond Townhouse Rd. to Carolina Nooseneck Rd., alternating lane closures with intermittent closure of Richmond Townhouse Rd. as required, for curb & concrete placement, Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Westerly: Rte. 1 South, from Charles Ave. to Wells St., right lane closure for sidewalk work, Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 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)

Warwick: Post Rd., from Warwick Ave. to the TF Green Airport entrance, partial lane closures for paving, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Warwick: Post Rd., from Warwick Ave. to the TF Green Airport entrance, partial lane closures for curb & sidewalk installation, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Overnight

East Greenwich: Rte. 1 (Main St.), at First Ave., alternating lane closures for curb, sidewalk & electrical work, Sun. – Thurs. nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Warwick: Old Forge Rd., from Rte. 1 to Ives Rd./Ives Rd., from Old Forge Rd. to Wampanoag Tl., alternating lane closed for pavement milling, Sun. – Thurs. night, 8 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Weekday

Warwick: Rte. 117, at the intersection of West Shore Rd. & Warwick Ave., alternating lane closures in a moving operation with a lane shift for milling & paving, Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

West Warwick: Providence St., at #319, alternating shoulder closures for electrical work, 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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