The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will be closing access to a local street near the Barrington Bridge so the Department can proceed with construction of a retaining wall associated with the new bridge.
As of Monday morning, September 14, 2009, motorists heading south on Route 114 (County Road) will no longer be able to take a right turn onto Mathewson Road. Instead, they should follow a detour using Rumstick Road to Jennys Lane to return to Mathewson Road. The restriction does not impact traffic heading north on Rte. 114 as turns are not allowed onto the local street from that direction.
The restriction will in place through the end of this year. Construction of this retaining wall could not be done until all traffic was shifted to the new bridge, which took place on September 4. The construction area is at the foot of the temporary Barrington Bridge.
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007