The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has completed the establishment of a split-lane traffic pattern on I-95 South in West Greenwich. Last week RIDOT established a split-lane traffic pattern on I-95 North. The new traffic pattern maintains two lanes of travel, but the lanes are separated by a temporary barrier.
The shift is between Exit 5 (Route 102) and Exit 6 (Route 3). Various lane restrictions are possible as construction on the Weaver Hill Road Bridge continues this fall, with one lane closed this coming week, Sunday through Tuesday, during overnight hours (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) each night.
The split-lane traffic pattern will be in place for approximately two months.
The $4.4 million project began earlier 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 Exits 5 and 6 to detour around the construction area.
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007