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Weather permitting, starting on Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m., we'll temporarily close access to the Route 6/10 Connector inbound to Providence for traffic traveling on Route 6 East at Route 10. It will be closed through the weekend, reopening by 6 a.m. on Monday, June 12. During this time, RIDOT will level and pave a section of the roadway of Route 6 where it merges with Route 10. Drivers can expect travel time delays and we strongly encourage drivers to consider alternate routes. See the latest travel advisory to learn more.





Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence


As mentioned above, we're prepping for a weekend closure of Route 6 eastbound at Route 10 for repaving from Friday evening, June 9 to Monday morning, June 12.


Additional overnight paving will take place on Route 6 East and West between Hartford Avenue and Plainfield Street. New curbing and sidewalks will be installed on the service road from Tobey Street and Broadway and storm drainage will be installed on Harris Avenue.





I-95 North Viaduct, Providence


Traffic is flowing smoothly at the new bridge at I-95 North to Route 146 North at Exit 38A (old Exit 23). Motorists should continue to follow the overhead signage that has been placed to assist with getting drivers in the correct lane.


Now that we've opened a newly rebuilt portion of the Smith Street Bridge over I-95 North, we can demolish the other half of the bridge and rebuild it. Pedestrians can cross the bridge on a new sidewalk on the south side of the bridge.


Other construction activity taking place overnight includes demolition, bridge work, and barrier installation, which requires us to close lanes and ramps on I-95 North. Follow signed detours during all closures.



Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence


With the new traffic pattern in place for the remainder of the year, construction will focus on repairing the structurally deficient bridge deck that carries traffic on I-195 West, with overnight lane closures taking place on the Washington Bridge next week.


Work also continues on the construction of the future off-ramp to Waterfront Drive from I-195 West.





Henderson Bridge, East Providence/Providence


Work continues on the construction of the new bridge over the Seekonk River. Now that all of the steel beams are in place, crews are making progress on the formation of the bridge deck.


Additional work is taking place at what will be the new approach to the bridge in East Providence, with curbing installation and paving for the upcoming roundabout that will eventually allow traffic to enter the new bridge from Massasoit Avenue.



Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport


Excavation of the old embankment and other road work activities will take place along Admiral Kalbfus Road. Please drive slowly as construction vehicles will be frequently entering and leaving the work zone along Admiral Kalbfus. Commuters for the Navy base can also utilize the new JT Connell roadway south of the roundabout and the Connector Road for an easy alternative access point to the bridge to avoid the Admiral Kalbfus work zone. Sidewalks along the north side will be temporarily closed and pedestrians will need to follow signage to avoid construction area. 


Elsewhere along the site, electrical and mast arm work will be underway site wide. Rail work may be conducted at times along the Newport Secondary. The bridge rehabilitation work will also continue along Route 138 at the Third Street, Newport Secondary and JT Connell overpasses and may require temporary lane shifts along Third Street and JT Connell Highway. Flaggers and police details will be onsite to help guide vehicles through the work zone.




Route 146, Lincoln/North Smithfield


Construction is in full swing for this major $196 million project that spans almost 8 miles of the Route 146 corridor.


Motorists can expect overnight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for multiple operations, including overnight bridge demolition, utility work, road widening, and tree clearing. Follow signed detours.


Road construction will also take place weekdays on Route 146, from Route 146A to Route 104, and on Route 146A at the Spring Brook Bridge, with alternating lane and shoulder closures.



June 2, 2023


Department of Transportation, Two Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02903 |

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