Travel Advisories

December 14-20, 2019

Interstate Highway Restrictions

I-295/Rte. 6 Bridge Rehabilitation (Johnston)

I-295

  • Closure of the southbound through lanes. Through traffic will utilize the new bridges on the service road.
  • Access will be maintained for ramps to Rte. 6 West to Hartford, Conn. (Exit 9C) and Rte. 6 East to Providence (Exit 9A).
  • The on-ramp from Hartford Ave./Rte. 6A West to I-295 South will remain closed.

Rte. 6 and Rte. 6A (Hartford Ave.)

  • Lane closed on the ramp from Rte. 6 West to I-295 North
  • Lane closures possible on both Rte. 6 and Rte. 6A at the I-295 overpasses
  • On-ramp closed from Rte. 6A West to I-295 South. Left turns permitted for nearby on-ramp normally used by Rte. 6A East traffic

New Traffic Pattern

Providence: The I-95 North off-ramp to Rte. 146 North at Exit 23, a new traffic pattern will be in place until mid-Fall, and will change when all lanes shift to the right for the last phase of construction. Final completion of the project is scheduled for Fall 2020.

Overnight

Cranston: I-95 North, from Exit 15 to Exit 16, right lane closed for a bridge inspection, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

Hopkinton/Richmond:
I-95 North, from Exit 2 to Exit 3, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Wed. night, 6 p.m.-9 a.m.

Providence:
I-95 South, from Exit 18 to Exit 17, alternating double lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon. night, 8:30 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence:
I-95 North, from Exit 16 to Exit 18, alternating double lane closures for a bridge inspection, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence: I-95, from Smithfield Ave. to Branch Ave., alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Smithfield Ave. to Bacon St., shoulder closures for maintenance, Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence:
I-195 East, from India St. to the I-195 East merge, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence: I-95 South, at Exit 22, short term rolling roadblock for construction, Thurs., 5 a.m.-6 a.m.

Warwick: I-95 North, from the Greenwich Ave. overpass to Rte. 37, left lane closed for lighting work, Mon., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Warwick: I-95, at the Greenwich Ave. Bridge, shoulder closures for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

Cumberland: I-295, from Exit 20 to Exit 22, lane shifts to the right, with only two lanes of travel open in each direction for bridge work through Spring 2020.

Hopkinton/Richmond: I-95, from Exit 2 to Exit 3, lane shifts for bridge work through June 2020.

  • Two northbound lanes will be shift to the left from the exterior to the median area

Providence/East Providence: Lane shifts are in place on I-195 West, from just after Broadway to the Washington Bridge, and I-195 East, from Pawtucket Ave. to the Mass. line.

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Other Limited Access Highway Restrictions

6/10 Interchange Project (Providence)

Rte. 6

  • Rte. 6 East, all traffic shifted onto the existing Rte. 6 West roadway just after the Hartford Ave. exit. Lanes are narrow.
  • The Broadway off ramp is closed.
  • Rte. 6 East, from Hartford Ave. to Rte. 6/10 interchange, left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rte. 10

  • Rte. 10 North, from Union Ave. to the Tobey St. overpass, lane shift in place for through traffic and the Westminster St. off-ramp.
  • From Reservoir Ave. to the Franklin St. Bridge, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
  • Rte. 10 South, from Tobey St. to Union Ave., left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

6/10 Connector

  • On Connector outbound a new lane split is in place for Rte. 10 South and Route 6 West, one-half mile before its original location. Lanes are narrow.

Affected City Streets

  • Traffic from the Tobey St./Harris Ave. on-ramp does not have direct access to Rte. 10 South. Follow detour signs.
  • Traffic shifted on the Broadway and Westminster St. bridges over the highway.

Project-wide

  • Periodic one-lane closures possible along Rte. 10 and Rte. 6 on off-peak hours Monday-Friday.

New Traffic Pattern

Providence: A new traffic pattern is in place on Rte. 6, from Hartford Ave. to Killingly St. All lanes shift to the left and one of the three lanes will be closed for bridge construction through Spring 2021.

Weekday

North Kingstown: Rte. 4, from Oak Hill to Wickford exit, left lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

North Smithfield: Rte. 146, from Mass. line to Prov. line, right lane closed for sign work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Westerly: Rte. 78, from the Conn. line to Rte. 1, right shoulder closure in a moving operation for construction, Mon.-Tues., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Metropolitan Providence

Temporary Bridge Closures

Providence: The Bath St. East Bridge, which spans the Woonasquatucket River between Kinsley Ave./Providence Place and Promenade St., is currently closed. Get Detour Maps »

Temporary Road Closures

Cranston: Rte. 12 (Park Ave.) East at the Park Ave. Bridge over the Pocasset River, from Gansett Ave. to Dyer Ave./Budlong Rd., is closed for bridge demolition through December 2019. Follow signed detour.

Providence: Blackstone St., from Allens Ave. to Eddy St., is currently closed. Local access to the Women and Infants Breast Health Ctr. will be maintained. Get Detour Map »

Extended Lane Closures

East Providence/Providence: There will be a single lane and right shoulder closure from the on-ramp coming from the East side of Providence to the Henderson Bridge, Mon.-Thurs., until the end of January 2020.

Providence: The left lane is closed for bridge demolition on Providence Place and Promenade St., at their intersection with Park Place and the rear entrance to Providence Place Mall, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Overnight

Lincoln/Smithfield: Rte. 146, from Rte. 146A to Mass. line, right lane closed for sign work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence:
Smithfield Ave., from the ramp to I-95 South to the ramp to I-95 North, two eastbound lanes closed and one lane open in each direction on the westbound side for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence: Branch Ave., from the ramp to I-95 South to the ramp to I-95 North, two westbound lanes closed and one lane open in each direction on the eastbound side for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

Cranston/Johnston: Rte. 14, from Sailor’s Way to I-295 North on-ramp, and from Simmonsville Ave. to I-295 South on-ramp, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Johnston:
Rte. 5, from Greenville Ave. ramps to I-295, right lane closed for bridge work, Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence:
Elmwood Ave., from Linden Ave. to Roger Williams Ave., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon-Tues., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence: South Main St. North, from India St. to Tockwotton St., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Continuing

Pawtucket: The Barton St. Bridge, between Broad St. and Montgomery St., is currently closed. Get Detour Maps »

Providence: Visit the City of Providence’s online calendar for traffic restrictions.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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East Bay

Weekday

Bristol: Rte. 114 at Washington St., lanes narrowed drainage and utility work, Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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Newport County

Weekday

Portsmouth: Boyd’s Ln., from Rte. 24 to 561 Boyd’s Ln., alternating one-way traffic in a moving operation for drainage work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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Northern R.I. & Blackstone Valley

Temporary Bridge Closures

Cumberland: The Town-owned Howard Rd. Bridge, which carries Howard Rd. over Abbott Run, is currently closed. Please follow signed detour via Abbot Run Valley Rd. in Cumberland or from Paine Rd. in Mass. More information is available here.

Weekday

Cumberland: Rte. 114, from Industrial Rd. to Angell Rd./Bear Hill Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lincoln: Rte. 116, at the Rte. 146 on-ramp, right shoulder closed for construction, Wed.-Sat. (Dec. 19), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Continuing

Cumberland: Old Diamond Hill Rd., from Home Ave. to Diamond Hill Rd., is currently closed to motorists while it becomes a walkable path as part of the Diamond Hill Road project.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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South County

Weekday

Richmond: Rte. 138, at the Kingston Rd. Bridge, lanes shifted and ramp narrowed on Exit 3A and 3B from I-95 for electrical and utility work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Continuing

Charlestown/Richmond: Alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals, for bridge work, 24 hours a day on Rte. 112 North and South, from Butter Lane to Carolina Mill Lane. Expect delays.

Hopkinton: Alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by a temporary traffic signal for bridge work 24 hours per day on Mechanic St. North and South, under the I-95 overpass.

West Greenwich: Rte. 102 (Victory Hwy.), over I-95 at the Victory Hwy. Bridge, southbound traffic will be moved on to the new southbound bridge Sunday night for construction. Weather permitting.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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West Bay

On-Ramp Closure

Warwick: On-ramp from Rte. 117 West to I-95 North will be closed for construction, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Weekday

East Greenwich: Shippeetown Rd. West, over I-95, right shoulder closed for bridge work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Warwick/West Warwick:
Rte. 117, from New London Ave. to Quaker Ln., partial right lane closure for drainage work, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Warwick: Rte. 117 West, from Orchard Ave. to Commonwealth Ave., right lane closed for construction, Wed.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Warwick: Rte. 117, from Diamond Hill Rd. to Post Rd., right lane closed in a moving operation for sign work, Wed., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Warwick: On-ramp from Rte. 117 to I-95 North will be narrowed for construction, Sat. (Dec. 14)- Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Additional lane closures for this region
may be listed under Other Limited Access Highways

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