Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston, between Hope Road and Scituate Avenue, will not close to through traffic until after the Columbus Day weekend. At a Tuesday, September 30 pre-construction meeting, RIDOT and contractor J. H. Lynch and Sons agreed that in the interest of local businesses, the road will not close to through traffic until Tuesday, October 14 or later.
Once the road segment is closed to through traffic, it will remain closed until before Thanksgiving for repair of a culvert over Furnace Hill Brook. A culvert is similar to a bridge but less than 10 feet in length. The culvert repair is expected to cost $199,888.50.
Pippin Orchard Road south from Scituate Avenue, and north from Hope Road, will continue to be open to local traffic through the period. Once the closure is in place, through traffic will be directed to use Comstock Parkway and Olney Arnold Road.
Contact: Frances Segerson 401-222-1362 Ext. 4012