The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that I-195 East Exit 4, the Taunton Avenue/Riverside exit, will close to traffic on Wednesday morning, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. The exit ramp will remain closed for its rebuilding until Friday, November 21.
The exit leads to both Taunton Avenue (U.S. 44) and Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence.
While it is closed, RIDOT will rebuild the ramp between I-195 and where the ramp splits between Taunton Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway. As part of the work, RIDOT will provide new curbing, new pavement, new guardrail, new lighting and a new crash attenuator on the ramp.
RIDOT has specified official detours for use during the exit closure. Traffic headed to Riverside should use Exit 7 (Route 114/East Shore Expressway); traffic headed to Taunton Avenue should use Exit 8 (U.S. 6/Warren Avenue).
Contact: Frances Segerson 401-222-1362 Ext. 4012