Travel Advisories

January 28-February 3, 2023

Interstate Highway Restrictions

I-95 North Viaduct, Providence

Providence: I-95 North, after the Downtown Providence exit (Exit 37/old Exit 22), all lanes shift to the left. Use caution when traveling through the area and do not slow down or change lanes. All lanes go through. Those wishing to take the State Offices/Rte. 146 exit (Exit 38/old Exit 23) should stay to the right.

Providence:
I-95 North, at the Exit 37 (old Exit 22) interchange, on and off-ramp closures for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detours.

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

Providence:
Rte. 6 East and West, under the I-95 North Viaduct, from Memorial Blvd. to Dean St. overpass, will close for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence:
Providence Place East, from Harris Ave. to Park St., and Promenade St., from Park St. to Holden St., will be closed for bridge demolition, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detours.

Providence: Park St. North, from Smith St. to Hayes St., will be closed for wall work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow signed detour.

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Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

East Providence: On I-195 West at the Washington Bridge, a lane split is in place, with two lanes to the left, and one to the right. All lanes go through to I-95; those wishing to use the Gano St. exit must stay to the right of the split.

East Providence:
Waterfront Dr., from Warren Ave. to the new temporary crossover, is closed for drainage and utility work, through spring 2023.

East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, at Exit 1D (Gano St.), exit closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence:
The on-ramps from Warren Ave./Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and Taunton Ave. to I-195 West, will be closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, from Broadway to South Main St., right lane closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.

Learn more about the project


New Traffic Patterns

Cranston: I-95 South, at Exit 14A (Rte. 37 East On-Ramp), one of the two lanes is closed.

Pawtucket: I-95 South, from just past Exit 43 (old Exit 30) to Central Ave., all traffic now shifts to the right.

Overnight

Cranston: I-295 South, just south of Exit 3A under Rte. 37, right lane closed for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Smithfield: I-295, under Rte. 44, various lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

Cranston/Providence/Pawtucket: I-95, from Exit 33 to the Mass. line, left lane closures in a moving operation for litter removal and basin cleaning, Tues., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cumberland: I-295 North, from the Blackstone River Bridge to Exit 20 (Mendon Rd.), right lane closed with frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zone, for bridge work, Mon. and Tues., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hopkinton/Richmond:
I-95, from CT line to Exit 9, partial lane closures in a moving operation for survey work, Wed., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please note date change.

Pawtucket: I-95 South, from Walcott St. overpass to Lonsdale Ave. on-ramp, various lane closures in a moving operation for pothole patching, Thurs., 9 am.-2:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Exit 40 (Lonsdale Ave.) to Exit 42B (Cottage St.), and I-95 South, from Cottage St. to Lonsdale Ave., various lane closures in a moving operation for pothole patching, Wed., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Smithfield: I-295, from the Rte. 7 overpass to the Rte. 104 (Farnum Pike) overpass, alternating lane closures for striping, Wed., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Smithfield: I-295 North, from Rte. 44 overpass to Rte. 7 overpass, left lane closed for construction, Mon., 9 a.m.- noon.

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Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)

Flyover Ramp

  • The new flyover ramp connecting Rte. 10 North to Rte. 6 West is now open.

Rte. 6

  • Rte. 6 East, all traffic shifted just after the Hartford Ave. exit. Lanes are narrow.
  • Rte. 6 East, a temporary ramp is now in place, connecting Rte. 6 East to Rte. 10 South. The Plainfield St. on-ramp is also providing access to both Rte. 10 South and Rte. 6 East.
  • The Broadway off ramp is closed.

Rte. 10

  • Rte. 10 South, from Tobey St. to Westminster St., left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Rte. 10 South, all lanes shift to the left near the Broadway overpass.

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. West at the Westminster St. Bridge, one lane closed for bridge work.
  • 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.

Learn more about the project


New Traffic Patterns

Cranston: Rte. 37 West from Exit 2B (I-95 North) to Exit 1E (Pontiac Ave.), travel lanes reduced from two to one.

Warwick
: Rte. 37 West, one of the three lanes is closed and lanes are shifted between Post Rd. and the I-95 interchange.

Temporary Ramp Closure

Tiverton: The on-ramp from Main Rd. North to Rte. 24 North, will be closed for brush cutting and tree trimming, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-7 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Cranston: Rte. 37, from Glen Hills Dr. to Natick Ave., right lane closed for temporary lighting installation, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Lincoln/Smithfield: Rte. 146 North, from Breakneck Hill Rd. to the Wilbur Rd. overpass, left lane closed with rolling roadblocks and frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones in a moving operation for pothole patching, Tues. night, 9 p.m.- 7 a.m. Expect delays.

Lincoln: Rte. 146, before and after the Twin River Rd. Bridge, left lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence/Johnston: Rte. 6, on the ramps and roadway from Hartford Ave. to I-295, partial right lane closures, rolling roadblocks and frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones in a moving operation for pothole patching, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-7 a.m. Expect delays.

Smithfield/North Smithfield: Rte. 146, from Sayles Hill Rd. to Exit 11 (Farnum Pke.), left lane closures with rolling roadblocks and frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones in a moving operation for brush cutting, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-7 a.m. Please note: the left lane turnarounds to Rte. 146A will also be closed at this time. Use alternate routes.

Weekday

Lincoln: Rte. 146, at the Rte. 116 interchange, ramps narrowed and frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones for highway lighting installation, Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Portsmouth:
Rte. 24, in the vicinity of the Exit 2 (Boyds Lane) interchange, right shoulder closed for drainage work, Tues., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence/Johnston: Rte. 6, from Plainfield St. to I-295, shoulder closures, frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones and rolling roadblocks possible in a moving operation for litter removal, Mon., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Westerly: Rte. 1 (Franklin St.), at East Ave., right lane closures for electrical work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Metropolitan Providence

Henderson Bridge

East Providence: The off-ramp from the Henderson Bridge East to Massasoit Ave. South is closed. Follow signed detour.

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

East Providence/Providence
: Henderson Expressway/Bridge from North Broadway in East Providence to South Angell St./Waterman St. in Providence, all traffic is shifted to the eastbound side of the bridge.

Providence: East River St., from Waterman St. to Angell St., road closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 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

Cranston: Pontiac Ave., from Sockanosset Cross Rd. to Rte. 37 East ramps, alternating lane closures for electrical and drainage work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Providence: Glenbridge Ave., just before and after the Glenbridge Ave. Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for guardrail installation, Tues. and Wed., 7 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 are now open, providing a continuous, off-road path around the closed bike path bridges.

Weekday

Bristol: Rte. 114 North, from Mt. Hope Bridge to Metacom Ave., left lane closed for tree work, Tues., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Bristol: Rte. 114, from Old Ferry Rd. to Metacom Ave., left lane closures for tree work, Mon., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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: New destination signage to Downtown Newport, the Navy base, the Pell Bridge, and West Main Rd. heading to Middletown and Portsmouth, has been installed throughout the project area.

Newport
: A new traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Admiral Kalbfus Rd. and the new Halsey Blvd. It allows right turns for traffic coming from the Navy base and roundabout toward the Pell Bridge and Downtown. Vertical dividers have been installed along Admiral Kalbfus Rd. to allow a right turn only lane onto Halsey Blvd. and improve traffic flow.  Traffic coming from West Main Rd. also has a new signal with a green arrow for left turns, which will change to a flashing yellow arrow for left turns yielding to oncoming traffic. Proceed with caution. It will then turn to a red arrow, indicating drivers must stop and not turn. 

Newport
: A new traffic signal has also been installed at the intersection of the new JT Connell Connector Rd. where it meets Halsey Blvd. A right turn is allowed at a green light and when the signal is red, a right turn is allowed after making a complete stop and proceeding with caution.

Newport: Rte. 138 West traffic has shifted to the new Rte. 138 Connector, closing existing ramps. Motorists should watch for alternating lane closures and construction vehicles frequently entering/exiting the work zones here and at Admiral Kalbfus Rd., JT Connell Connector Rd., and Halsey Blvd.

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Weekday

Middletown: Aquidneck Ave., from Green End Ave. to East Main Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tiverton: Rte. 77 (Main Rd.), from #2503 to Stone Bridge Rd., right shoulder closures for maintenance, Mon., 9 a.m.-2:30 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 Road Closure

North Smithfield: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals for bridge work, 24 hours per day on Great Rd., between Lapre Dr. and Meadowbrook Dr., at the Union Village RR Bridge. Reduced lane widths. Expect delays.

Overnight

Lincoln:  Twin River Rd., before and after the Twin River Rd. Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Lincoln: Breakneck Hill Rd., just before and after the Breakneck Hill Rd. Bridge, alternating one-way traffic for bridge work, Wed. and Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.- 6 a.m.

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

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South County

Weekday

South Kingstown: Rte. 138 (Kingstown Rd.), at Graduate Circle, right lane 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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West Bay

Route 5 Improvements

Warwick: Rte. 5, from Knight St. to Old Greenwich Ave. at the Pontiac Bridge, northbound lanes are closed and shifted to the south to construct the northbound side of the bridge and travel lanes are reduced from two to one in both directions over the bridge.

Learn more about the project

Weekday

East Greenwich: Division St. West, from I-95 to Rte. 4, right lane closed for guardrail work, 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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