February 2, 2024

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Good afternoon

The big game is soon approaching. Super Bowl LVIII is Sunday, February 11. We want to join our partners at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding motorists to be a team player and don’t let fans drive drunk. Plan ahead, and designate a sober driver before the game starts.


Henderson Bridge, East Providence

Though no lane closures are anticipated, crews continue to demolish the existing Henderson Bridge, its ramps, and overpasses. We will also do drainage work at the Henderson Parkway Connector as we continue building it from Massasoit Avenue.


I-95 North Viaduct, Providence

Expect various ramp closures as necessary at the I-95/Exit 37 interchange, Sunday-Thursday nights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., and the closure of Route 6 East, from Dean Street to Memorial Boulevard, Sunday-Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., for continued demolition of the old ramp from Route 10 North to I-95 North. Noise is anticipated and please follow signed detours. Motorists can also anticipate alternating lane closures and rolling roadblocks on I-95, from Exits 37A to 39A, to place steel at the Smith Street Bridge, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport

Electrical work continues, requiring intermittent shoulder closures at the following intersections, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Third Street/Admiral Kalbfus Road and JT Connell Highway/Van Zandt Avenue/Farewell Street. Drainage work will also continue along the edge of the new Park and Ride and off-road on the corner of JT Connell Highway and JT Connell Connector. Earthwork at the new Park and Ride and removal of asphalt and other infrastructure at the closed “Road to Nowhere” ramp is also scheduled. Behind barrier on Route 138 East, we will also do utility work for new streetlights and fiberoptic lines. Businesses remain open during construction and traffic personnel is on site to assist as necessary.  


Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence

We need to close the left lane on Route 6 West, from the 6/10 Connector to Hartford Avenue, weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., to construct the concrete median barrier between Route 6 East and West. We will also build retaining walls, waterproof the deck and place gravel on the approaches, off-alignment along the Route 6 East to Route 10 South ramp over Amtrak.


Route 37 Improvements, Cranston/Warwick

Bridge Group 51B: I-295 area

Ongoing work will continue at the Cranston Park West Bridge, carrying Route 37 East and West over I-295 South, the new flyover bridge carrying the Route 37 East ramp to I-295 North, and the Cranston Street Bridge, carrying Route 37 East and West over Cranston Street. This will involve an overnight left lane closure on I-295 South, in the vicinity of Route 37, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews working behind barrier on I-295 North in the same project area, Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and alternating one-way traffic on Cranston Street, below Route 37, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., respectively.


Route 146, Lincoln/North Smithfield

Daytime road construction will involve alternating lane closures 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 Hill Road, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The westbound lane of Sayles Hill Road East, from Route 146 to the Route 99 ramps, will also be closed for roadwork, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please follow signed detour. 


Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

As part of our ongoing repairs to the closed westbound portion of the Washington Bridge, we are doing underwater inspections of the bridge piers.

This morning we announced we’ll be testing a new traffic pattern to ease traffic on I-195 West. Starting tonight, February 2 at 10 p.m., we’ll reduce the number of travel lanes on I-195 West from three to two starting east of the East Shore Expressway to I-195 West. In addition to helping reduce travel time, this pattern will allow those using the East Shore Expressway, Pawtucket Avenue and Broadway ramps to merge more easily.

Please check out our webpage that is dedicated to the Washington Bridge Closure project for more information.

Department of Transportation, Two Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02903 | www.ridot.net
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