Travel Advisories

August 17-23, 2019

Interstate Highway Restrictions

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

I-295

  • Southbound service road closed; access maintained to Exits 9A and 9C
  • Northbound service road is opened, carrying all through traffic while mainline is closed.
  • I-295 North Exit 9B is closed
  • I-295 South, from Exits 9B to 9C, right lane closed, and I-295 North at Hartford Ave., exit closed, for milling and paving, Sun. night, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

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 through mid-summer
  • 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
  • Rte. 6 West on-ramp to I-295 North closed for milling and paving, Sun. night, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Overnight Work

Providence: I-95 North and South, from Exit 18 to 19 on the Oxford Street Bridge:

  • I-95 South, Exit 18 in addition to up to three lanes closed, Fri.-Sat nights (Aug 16-17), 7 p.m.-6 a.m.
  • I-95 South, Exit 18 in addition to three left lanes closed for beam installation, Tues.-Wed nights, 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

New Traffic Pattern

Johnston: I-295 North, from Scituate Ave. to Hartford Ave., alternating lane closures and temporary exit closure for lane shifts due to construction, Fri. night, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence: I-95, from Exit 18 to Exit 19, lanes are currently shifted to the left. Traffic entering the highway using the Allens Ave./Thurbers Ave. on-ramp to I-95 North must yield to traffic before merging onto the Interstate. Expect delays on the ramp; consider alternate routes during peak travel periods.

Warwick: I-95 North, over the Hopkins Hill Rd. Bridge, left lane shifted for construction, 24 hours a day, Tues. until December 15, 2019.

Extended Shoulder Closure

Warwick: I-95 South, at the Greenwich Ave. Bridge, right shoulder closed for construction, Thurs. night through the end of August 2019, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Temporary Exit Closure

East Providence: I-195 West, Taunton Ave. on-ramp closed for construction, Wed. night, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, Broadway on-ramp closed for paving, Thurs. night, 11 p.m.-5 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

East Providence/Providence: As part of ongoing repairs to the Washington Bridge, Exit 3 (Gano St.) off of I-195 West is closed through Fall 2020. Follow signed detour.

Warwick: I-95 South, Exit 13 closed for maintenance, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.  Follow signed detour.

Temporary Ramp Narrowing

Cranston: I-95 North and South, Exit 16 and on-ramp to I-95 North from Rte. 10 South will be narrowed for a bridge inspection, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

East Providence: I-195 East, Exit 5 narrowed with a short duration of closure for survey work, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence: I-95 North, Exit 18 narrowed with a short duration of closure for construction, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Overnight

Cranston: I-295 North, from Exit 1B to 3B, alternating lane closures for two bridge inspections, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Cranston:
I-95 North, under Huntington Ave., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Wed.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

East Providence:
I-195 East, from Exit 6 to the Horton Farm Bridge, and West, from Mass. state line to Exit 6, left and right lane closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

  • Eastbound: right lane closed
  • Westbound: left lane closed

East Providence/Providence: I-195 West, from Exit 6 to Exit 2, alternating lane closures for paving, Mon.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

East Providence:
I-195, at the Rte. 114 on and off-ramp, right lane closed for guardrail installation, Mon.-Tues. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Hopkinton/Richmond:
I-95 North, from Exit 2 to Exit 3, right lane closed for construction, Mon. night. 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Providence: I-95, from Smithfield Ave. to Industrial Dr., left lane closed for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m

Warwick:
I-95 South, from Exit 14A to Exit 13, two right lanes closed for construction, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

Warwick: I-95 North, from Exit 14A to Exit 13, two left lanes closed for construction, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

Warwick/Cranston/Providence/Pawtucket: I-95, from I-295 to Mass. state line, lane closures possible in a moving operation for striping, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

West Greenwich: I-95 North, at the Hopkins Hill Rd. Bridge, left lane closed for temporary barrier installation, Sun.-Wed. nights, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weekday

Exeter: I-95, under the Austin Farm Rd. Bridge, shoulder closures for construction, Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Warwick:
I-95, from I-295 to Cowesett Rd. overpass, left shoulder closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

West Greenwich: I-95, from Exit 5A to 5B, right lane closed for construction, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

Cranston/Johnston: I-295 South, under the Phenix Ave. Bridge, and I-295 South and North, under the Scituate Ave. Bridge, shoulder closures for construction through September 2019.

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. 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.
  • The Westminster St. on-ramp to Route 10 South is closed this summer.

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.

Temporary Road Closures

North Kingstown: Rte. 1, from Boone. To Ten Rod Rd., road closed for drainage work, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Follow signed detour.

Providence: Rte. 10 South, under Westminster St., road closed for a bridge inspection, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Follow signed detour.

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.

Temporary Traffic Pattern

North Kingstown: A new traffic pattern is in place on Rte. 4 North and South, from Oakhill Rd. to Exit 3 Rt. 102. Lanes shift to the right for bridge construction through Fall 2019.

Temporary Ramp Narrowing

Providence: Rte. 6 West, Memorial Blvd. exit is narrowed with a short duration of closure for survey work, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Smithfield: Rte. 99 North, Mendon Ave. exit is narrowed with a short duration of closure for survey work, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Overnight

Johnston: Rte. 6, at the I-295 North and South Interchange, road closed for construction, Mon.-Fri. nights, 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

North Smithfield: Rte. 146 North, at the Spring Brook Bridge, right lane closed for construction, Tues. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

North Smithfield: Rte. 146, at the Pound Hill Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence:
Rte. 10 North, under Westminster St., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Sun. night, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

Providence: Rte. 6, from Hartford Ave. to Killingly St., alternating lane closures for construction, Tues. night, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

South Kingstown: Rte. 1, from Saugatucket Rd. to South Kingstown Commons Way, alternating lane closures for pothole patching, Mon. night, 9 p.m. 6 a.m.

Weekday

Lincoln: Rte. 146 South at the Rte. 116 exit, from Lincoln to Cumberland, lane closures possible in a moving operation for construction, Tues., 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Lincoln: Rte. 146, at the Rte. 116 South Interchange, right shoulder closed for construction, Wed., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Metropolitan Providence

Temporary Ramp Closures

East Providence: Rte. 114 (East Shore Expressway) South at Wampanoag Trail, off-ramp closed for drainage work, Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

East Providence: The on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Pkwy. and Warren Ave. to I-195 West are closed for construction. Get Detour Map »

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 »

Providence/North Providence: The Geneva Pond Bridge, which carries Rte. 7 (Douglas Ave.) over the West River, is closed through Fall 2019. Get Detour Map »

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: Oxford St., from Eddy St. to Allens Ave., is closed for bridge work through the end of September. 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

Providence: The left lane is closed for bridge repairs through late Summer on Providence Place and Promenade St., at their intersection with Park Place and the rear entrance to Providence Place Mall.

New Traffic Pattern/Truck Detour

Pawtucket: Left turn restricted for truck traffic from Fountain St. North to East St. West for bridge work through August 2019. Follow signed detour. Travel on East St. under I-95 is one-way in each direction during this same time period.

Overnight

East Providence: Waterman Ave., from Rte. 44 to Mass. state line, right shoulder closed in a moving operation for drainage work, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Pawtucket: East St. at Fountain St., at the East St. Bridge under I-95, alternating lane closures for construction, Fri. night (Aug. 16), 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence:
Branch Ave. and Smithfield Ave., from I-95 South on-ramp to I-95 North on-ramp, alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-5 a.m.

Providence:
North Main St., from Mill St. to Pawtucket line, alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Sun.-Mon. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

Providence: Elmwood Ave., from I-95 to Service Rd. 8, alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Tues.-Thurs. nights, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

Cranston: Rte. 51 (Phenix Ave.), at the Phenix Ave. Bridge, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

East Providence:
Veterans Memorial Pkwy. at both ends of First St. will be closed for drainage work, Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Follow signed detour.

East Providence:
Pawtucket Ave., from Newport Ave. to Taunton Ave., partial right lane closure in a moving operation for drainage work, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Johnston:
Rte. 5 (Greenville Ave.), from Citizens Bank Campus to Pine Hill Ave., alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Mon., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Providence:
Gano St. at India St., from intersection to Trenton St., alternating one-way traffic for construction, Mon.-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence: Providence Pl. at Promenade St., left shoulder closed for construction, Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Pattern

East Providence: The left lane of the East Shore Expressway is currently closed through Summer 2019.

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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

Warren: Rte. 136, from William St. to John St., partial right lane closure on the northbound side, and lane shifts on the southbound side for construction, Fri., 9 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

Temporary Exit Closures

Middletown/Newport: Rte. 138A, from West Main Rd. to Americas Cup, lane closures possible in a moving operation for sweeping, Thurs. night, 9 p.m.-5 a.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.

Lincoln/Cumberland: The Albion Bridges, carrying School St. over the Blackstone River and the Blackstone Canal between Main St. Albion and Mendon Rd., are closed through late Summer. Get Detour Map»

Scituate/Johnston: The Blanchard Sawmill Bridge, carrying Winsor Ave. over the Moswansicut Brook, is closed for replacement. Follow signed detour using Hopkins Ave., Rte. 6 (Hartford Pike) and Rte. 116 (West Greenville Rd.)

Temporary Road Closures

Cumberland/Lincoln: Martin St., at the railroad crossing only, will be closed for construction, Sat.-Sun. 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Follow signed detour.

Woonsocket: Bernon St. at Truman Dr., from Worrall St. to River St., road closed for construction, 24 hours a day starting Wed. until the end of September 2019. Follow signed detours.

Overnight

Cumberland: Rte. 114 (Diamond Hill Rd.), from Industrial Rd. to Angell Rd., alternating lane closures for drainage work, Sun.-Thurs. nights, 7:30 p.m.-4 a.m.

Weekday

Central Falls/Cumberland/Pawtucket: Broad St., from Exchange St. to Mendon Rd., alternating one-way traffic for signal work, Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Glocester/Smithfield: Rte. 44 (Putnam Pike), from #648 to W. Greenville Rd., and at Farnum Rd., alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Expect delays.

Scituate:
Rte. 6, from Rte. 101 to Rte. 102, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Scituate:
Battey Meetinghouse Rd. at Central Pike, from Danielson Pike to Rte. 102, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Smithfield: Rte. 7 (Douglas Pike) at the Whipple Rd. intersection, right lane closed with alternating one-way traffic for construction, Mon.-Fri, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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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

Overnight

Exeter: Rte. 3 (Nooseneck Hill Rd.), Exeter town line to Rte. 165, alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Sun.-Mon. nights, 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Exeter/Hopkinton:
Austin Farm Rd., from Rte. 3 to Black Plain Rd., and from Rte. 3 to Conn. line, alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Mon.-Tues. and Thurs. nights, 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Exeter: Black Plain Rd., from Austin Farm Rd. to Rte. 165, alternating one-way traffic for crack sealing, Tues.-Wed. nights, 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Hopkinton/Richmond: Rte. 91, from Collins Rd. to Riverview Dr., alternating one-way traffic for striping, Wed. night, 9 p.m.-midnight.  Weather permitting.

Weekday

North Kingstown: Lafayette Rd., under Rte. 4 North, one lane alternating lane closures for construction, Mon.-Sat. (Aug. 17), 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Delays possible.

Richmond: Rte. 138, at the Kingston Rd. Bridge, lane shifts for construction, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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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, lane shift and shoulder closures for construction, weekdays, 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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West Bay

Temporary Bridge Closure

Coventry/Foster: The bridge carrying Barbs Hill Rd. over the Moosup River, just north of Vaughn Hollow Rd. at Potter Rd., is closed for replacement through late October 2019. Follow signed detour.

Temporary Road Closure

East Greenwich: Shippeetown Rd. South, from Crompton Rd. to Division Rd., is closed for bridge work. Northbound traffic will not be affected. Follow signed detour.

Warwick: Rte. 117 Eastbound at Rte. 2, road closed for bridge demolition. Follow signed detour.

Overnight

Warwick: Rte. 117 (Centerville Rd.), from Rte. 2 South to Rte. 2 North off-ramps, alternating lane closures for construction, Mon. night, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Weekday

Warwick: West Shore Rd., from Warwick Ave. to Churubusco Dr., right shoulder closed for drainage work, Fri., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Warwick: Rte. 1A (Airport Rd.) East, from Post Rd. to Hallene Rd., right lane closed for drainage work, Mon., 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Rte. 112 Warwick: Rte. 115 (Toll Gate Rd.), from Leon Whipple Rd. to Orchard Ave., alternating one-way traffic for utility work, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

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Rte. 112 Coventry: Rte. 117 West, at the Flat River Bridge, lane shifts and bridge work behind barrier, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 2019.

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

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