April 19, 2024




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Work zones are a sign to slow down. This week, we observed National Work Zone Awareness Week, while also recognizing the official start of our construction season. As a reminder to all motorists, please remain vigilant and slow down and move over for our staff and all emergency personnel and other safety officials. Each and every day, they are out on our roadways, and we want to make sure they return home safely to their families and loved ones each and every night.




Airport Connector, Warwick



Next week, we’ll have left lane closures on the Airport Connector from I-95 to Post Road to paint and seal the center median barrier, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Partial lane closures for sidewalk and curbing work are also scheduled on Post Road, from Warwick Avenue to the Airport entrance, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.





Henderson Bridge, East Providence



Daytime curbing and drainage installation is scheduled for next week, requiring alternating lane closures on the Henderson Bridge, from South Angell Street to Waterman Avenue, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll also have shoulder closures for drainage, curbing and sidewalk installation on Massasoit Avenue, from Dexter Street to Waterman Avenue, including the roundabout, Monday-Friday during the same time period. We’ll also continue to demolish the existing Henderson Bridge, as we plan to resume paving operations at the end of the month at the Henderson Parkway, Massasoit Avenue and Waterfront Drive.




I-95 North Viaduct, Providence



Exit 37 B, C and D off I-95 North will be closed Sunday-Thursday nights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. This will allow our crews to weld bridge bearings for the new Atwells Avenue on-ramp northbound. Please follow signed detour. Overnight alternating lane closures are scheduled on I-95, from Exit 38A to Exit 39A, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for barrier installation at the I-95 South median at overhead sign locations Bridge deck construction for the Charles Street Bridge will require alternating lane closures on Charles Street North, from Randall Street to Corliss Street, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A portion of the sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians, directing them to use the other side of the street, on West Exchange Street from Sabin Street to Bradford Street, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for bridge abutment work.




Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport



We will remove the existing asphalt beyond the curb line to eventually repave and tie in the new infrastructure we’re building at this project, including driveways and adjacent parking lots. Motorists can anticipate left lane closures and driveways/walkways blocked on JT Connell Highway, from the Route 138 overpass to Van Zandt Avenue, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note: access will remain to all businesses through at least one driveway. We’ll also have alternating lane closures to adjust utility structures on Halsey Street, from JT Connell Connector to Admiral Kalbfus Road, during the same time period. Crews are also expected along the shoulders with frequent vehicle access in/out of the work zones in a moving operation to pull fiber optic cable, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This operation will take place on America’s Cup Avenue, from Poplar Street to Farewell Street and Farewell Street, from America’s Cup Avenue to Van Zandt Avenue.




Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence



Overnight milling on Route 10 North will require alternating lane closures from the Union Avenue exit to Westminster Street and the closure of the on-ramp from Union Avenue to Route 10 North, Monday-Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please follow signed detour. Daytime work includes casting concrete sidewalks along Harris Avenue at the Harris Avenue/Tobey Street Bridge area, installing traffic signal components at the bridge’s intersection with Route 6 West, cleaning and sweeping roads project-wide, and doing barrier work on Route 10 South. This will involve a right lane closure from the 6/10 split to Westminster Street, Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.




Route 37 Improvements, Cranston/Warwick



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


Overnight drainage work just before and after the Pawtuxet River South Bridge carrying Route 37 East over the Pawtuxet River, will involve alternating lane closures on Route 37 East, from Pontiac Avenue to the I-95 ramps, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Daytime operations include grading for the stormwater treatment drainage ponds and regrading the slope at the Pawtuxet River South Bridge. Expect alternating lane closures on Pontiac Avenue, between the Route 37 East and West ramps, for this work Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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


Overnight guardrail replacement requires alternating lane closures on I-295 North, from Route 37 to Phenix Avenue, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 





Route 146, Lincoln/North Smithfield



Overnight bridge work involves the closure of an exit, part of a roadway, service roads and alternating lanes next week. Exit 18B (Route 146 North) off I-295 North will be closed Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., a portion of Route 146, from Route 99 to Route 116, Tuesday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and the Route 146 South Service Roads at Exit 8B (I-295 South), Sunday and Monday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please follow signed detours. Overnight bridge work is also prompting alternating lane closures on I-295 North at Route 146, and on Route 146, from Route 99 to Route 146A, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Motorists can also anticipate alternating lane closures for daytime road work on Route 146, from Route 146A to the Massachusetts line, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sayles Hill Road West, from Route 146 to Iron Mine Road, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll also have a partial road closure of the Westbound lanes on Sayles Hill Road East, from Route 146 to Route 99, for road construction and drainage work, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please follow signed detour.




Tower Hill Road Bridge and Paving, North/South Kingstown



Our construction operations along Tower Hill Road and Route 138 will encompass electrical work, roadway realignment and drainage improvements behind barriers. We anticipate frequent vehicle access in and out of the work zones.




Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence



Starting Friday, April 19 at 9 p.m., motorists can expect alternating lane closures on I-195 West, from South Main Street to Broadway, to implement the new six lane traffic pattern. Once in place on Saturday morning, April 20 by 9 a.m., we will have three through lanes for westbound traffic and three for eastbound traffic on the eastbound bridge. Next week, overnight alternating lane closures are also scheduled at this project to mill, pave and stripe on both directions of I-195 through the crossover, from South Main Street to the Washington Bridge, Sunday-Friday (April 26) nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. We’ll also reconfigure existing barrier and install signage. 



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