We are scheduled to continue pile driving at the bridge’s west abutment requiring the daytime closure of East River Street to vehicular traffic. Please follow signed detour. Other weekday operations include demolition at four piers, and dowel prep work for new piers, construction of two retaining walls, and drainage work along Massasoit Avenue at the site of the new roundabout.
I-95 North Viaduct, Providence
Exit 22 off I-95 North and the ramp from Atwells Avenue to I-95 North will be closed overnight to prepare for steel girder installation at the new I-95 North Viaduct, and to demolish a portion of the ramp, respectively. Motorists can also anticipate the overnight closure of Providence Place to demolish the old I-95 North Viaduct, and the daytime closure of Park Street for utility work. Please follow signed detours. Lane closures within the project area on I-95 overnight to demolish the first half of the Smith Street Bridge and for median barrier work between the Viaduct and Smith Street Bridge, and during the day on Charles and Ashburton streets for steel repairs, are also scheduled.
Concrete placements were installed for the pedestrian bridge and ADA compliant access ramp and the elevator shaft walls were completed. Amtrak’s work on their overhead catenary wire system that will ultimately electrify the trains continues through the winter at this project.
Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport
Excavation and clearing in preparation for drainage and conduit work will take place along North Halsey Street and the Newport DPW yard, with bridge deck demolition and rehabilitation continuing along Route 138 behind barrier at the three bridge overpasses. This will require temporary lane shifts along Third Street and JT Connell Highway as needed. Police and flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic as necessary and all work is weather dependent.
Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence
Daytime alternating lane closures are scheduled on Route 6 West, from the 6/10 split to the Hartford Avenue on-ramp, for demolition of the former Route 6 West ramp, and storm drainage and permanent concrete barrier installations in the Route 6 median west of the flyover bridge.
Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence
Overnight left lane closures on I-195 East and West, from Exit 2 to Exit 1D, are anticipated for median barrier removal and installation. This will involve placing temporary Jersey barrier within the left shoulder of the project area along I-195 East to provide room to saw cut the existing median barrier on I-195 West prior to its removal.
January 14, 2022
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