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RIDOT Announces Upcoming Traffic Pattern Change Within I-295 Construction Zone

As part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Blackstone Viaduct between Exit 9 (Route 146) and Exit 10 (Route 122/Mendon Road) on I-295 in Cumberland/Lincoln, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that overnight work to set up a new traffic pattern is anticipated to start on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at approximately 9 p.m. Motorists should expect delays. The new traffic pattern should be in effect by the morning commute on Monday, November 19, 2012.

With the new traffic pattern, the left high speed lane will be closed, with the two existing right lanes of the I-295 Northbound mainline remaining open. Truck traffic will no longer be directed to the left lane of I-295 Northbound, and Exit 10 will be open to all traffic.

As with all construction activity, these modifications are weather dependent and subject to change.

Contact: Heidi Gudmundson (401) 222-1362, Ext. 4009

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  • Release date: 11-16-2012

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