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Temporary lane closure and truck restriction planned for I-95 North in West Greenwich

10-20-2009

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that construction associated with the Weaver Hill Road bridge project in West Greenwich will require the brief closure of one lane of travel on I-95 North tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, 2009. When the lane reopens, truck traffic will be affected for a two-day period.

RIDOT is scheduled to close the left travel lane on the bridge, between Exit 5 (Route 102) and Exit 6 (Route 3) between 10 a.m. and noon for concrete placement. When the lane reopens, all truck traffic will be required to use the right lane only. This restriction will be in place until early Friday morning, October 23, 2009.

While the new concrete will be poured in an area that is closed to traffic, establishing the right lane as a truck lane will reduce vibration on the bridge during the initial curing time of the new concrete.

All traffic should reduce speed and exercise caution in this work zone. Travel lanes at the bridge are currently split by a temporary barrier, with one lane to the left and one lane to the right of the split. The split-lane traffic pattern will be in place for approximately one month.

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 more than 40 years old.

Oversized vehicles are required to use Exits 5 and 6 and follow Route 3 to detour around the construction area.

Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007

 

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