The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close portions of I-95 North and South in Pawtucket during the early morning hours on Saturday, January 21, 2012 and the overnight hours on Monday, January 23, 2012. The temporary closure is necessary to set the new beams that will carry northbound traffic on George Street. RIDOT is replacing the George Street Bridge as part of the Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement Project.
Motorists with questions can contact RIDOT's Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information will be available on RIDOT's website (www.dot.ri.gov) and its social media sites on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Blogger.
The scheduled closure of I-95 North and I-95 South in Pawtucket is as follows:
Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. I-95 North between Exit 27 (George Street, Cedar Street, McCoy Stadium, Downtown Pawtucket, North Providence) and Exit 28 (RI Route 114/School Street, Slater Mill, McCoy Stadium, Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket) will be closed.
Monday, January 23, 2012, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-95 South between Exit 27 (George Street, Cedar Street, McCoy Stadium, Downtown Pawtucket, North Providence) and the on-ramp from Cedar Street.
The current truck detour will not be affected. The car detour is as follows:
I-95 South Detour:
• Take Exit 27 • Go straight on Cedar Street • Slight left onto I-95 South.
I-95 North Detour:
• Take Exit 27 • Go straight on Marrin Street • Continue straight through the traffic signal at George Street (Marrin Street becomes Grace Street) • Continue straight through the signals at Pleasant Street, Water Street, and School Street • Left on Prospect Street • Right on Vernon Street on-ramp to I-95 North.
Contact: Heidi Gudmundson (401) 222-1362, Ext. 4009