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Tonight, we have some lane shifts on Route 146, at the Hawkins Street Bridge in Providence and at the Breakneck Hill Road Bridge in Lincoln. Both will be in place through the end of the year. 




Broad Street Regeneration, Cumberland


We recently paved Broad Street, from the Railroad Bridge to Elizabeth Street, and we are scheduled to pave from Elizabeth Street to Meeting Street on Sunday and Monday nights, August 6 and 7. Meanwhile, as we continue daytime utility structure adjustments, southbound traffic will continue following the signed detour, with alternating one-way traffic as needed, from Elizabeth Street to Meeting Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 



Henderson Bridge, East Providence


On the bridge up to South Angell Street, motorists can anticipate overnight alternating one-way traffic for drainage installation, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Weekday activities not requiring lane closures will include retaining wall construction and rebar installation and formwork on the bridge deck.



I-95 North Viaduct, Providence



Motorists can anticipate alternating lane closures on both directions of I-95, from Exits 37A to Exit 39A, to place and remove steel, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This operation will also require the closure of Route 6 under the I-95 North Viaduct, from Memorial Boulevard to the Dean Street overpass, Sunday-Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Park Street, from Hayes Street to Smith Street, will also be closed for daytime drainage and electrical work, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please follow signed detours during all closures.



Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport


We are scheduled to shift Admiral Kalbfus Road west traffic onto the new pavement on Thursday night, August 3. This involves alternating lane closures on Admiral Kalbfus Road, from Malbone Road to the roundabout, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The following week, roadway reclamation and paving are anticipated Sunday to Thursday nights during the same time period. Admiral Kalbfus Road will be reduced from four lanes to two, and the intersection of Admiral Kalbfus Road and Halsey Boulevard will be closed during those hours. Please follow signed detour.


A temporary gravel surface will be in place along sections of Admiral Kalbfus Road as we grade and prepare for new pavement. Please drive slowly as construction vehicles will be frequently entering and leaving the work zone along Admiral Kalbfus Road. Navy base commuters can continue to 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 the construction area. 


Elsewhere traffic signal and electrical work is planned site-wide including mast arm foundation installation. 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 as needed. Flaggers and police details remain to help guide vehicles.  



Reservoir Avenue Railroad Bridge, Providence


Progress continues at the bridge as we install pedestrian and bridge railing on the west sidewalk, curbing and sidewalks at the bridge approaches, and conduit for the enhanced vehicular and pedestrian traffic signals.



Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence


A daytime right lane closure is scheduled along Route 10 South, from the 6/10 split to the Union Avenue Bridge, Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This will allow us to do drainage work at the Union Avenue Bridge and pave the widened section of its off-ramp from Route 10 South. Additional operations anticipated for next week include forming and installing steel supports on the eastbound section of the Huntington Viaduct, and doing landscaping on Route 10 North, from Broadway to Tobey Street. Behind barrier, we also plan to grade and pave the widened section of Route 10 North, from Broadway to Tobey Street, waterproof the deck at the Tobey Street Bridge, and drive piles during the day along the railroad tracks under the former ramp from Route 6 East to Route 10 South. 



Route 37 Improvements, Cranston/Warwick


Bridge Group 51A: Pontiac Avenue to Post Road (see photo, above)


On both directions of Pontiac Avenue, from Sockanosset Cross Road to the Route 37 East ramps, we’ll have daytime electrical work for traffic signals and highway lighting requiring alternating lane closures weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Off-road drainage and subbase pavement work on the ramp from I-95 South to Route 37 West, and temporary bridge support work for future beam placements will also take place adjacent to Route 37 East over the Pawtuxet River. We’ll also form bridge components and place concrete for the east approaches at Route 37 West over the Pawtuxet River, and along Route 37 West over Jefferson Boulevard.


Bridge Group 51B: I-295 area (see photo, below)


Overnight bridge demolition and construction on I-295 North and South under Route 37 involves alternating lane closures in the vicinity of Route 37 at Exits 3A and B, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists can also expect alternating one-way traffic for daytime bridge construction on Cranston Street, at the Cranston Street Bridge under Route 37, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.





Route 146, Lincoln/North Smithfield


The service roads along Route 146 North in Lincoln will be closed for I-295 bridge demolition Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Noise is anticipated, and please follow signed detours. Alternating lane closures for daytime drainage work on Route 146 North, from Route 146A to the Massachusetts line in Lincoln and North Smithfield, and a right shoulder closure along Route 146A South under the Spring Brook Bridge in North Smithfield for new ramp work, are also scheduled, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence


We recently reopened Waterfront Drive and permanently closed Valley Street between Taunton Avenue and Warren Avenue. Motorists can continue to use the Connector Road and Waterfront Drive to detour. Although no lane closures are scheduled, crews will continue installing waterproofing on the bridge deck, make concrete substructure repairs, and do drainage work at the Waterfront Drive off-ramp.



July 28, 2023


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