The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that it will shift travel lanes on I-95 North in West Greenwich beginning Sunday night, September 20, 2009, as part of the Weaver Hill Road Bridge rehabilitation project. The new traffic pattern will maintain two lanes of travel, but the lanes will be separated by a temporary barrier.
The shift will take place between Exit 5 (Route 102) and Exit 6 (Route 3). One lane will be closed Sunday through Tuesday during overnight hours to establish the new traffic pattern and to demolish a portion of the existing bridge.
The split-lane traffic pattern will be in place for approximately two months. RIDOT expects to establish a similar split-lane traffic pattern for I-95 South in the near future.
The $4.4 million project began early this year and is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2011. The project involves rehabilitation and widening of two separate bridge structures that carry I-95 North and South over Weaver Hill Road, approximately 1 mile south of Exit 6. The bridges are 41 years old.
Oversized vehicles will be diverted onto Route 3 at Exit 5 to detour around the construction area.
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007