Beginning Monday, April 29, 2013, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will narrow the travel lanes for I-95 South near the Providence Viaduct in Providence, between Exits 22 (Downtown/Route 6) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue). In addition, the travel lanes on Exit 22 also will be narrowed. This work is being done in advance of a project this spring that will replace the bridge that carries southbound traffic on the Viaduct.
The ramps will remain open, but will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m., Tuesday through Friday next week. Additional lane closures may be needed on I-95 South each night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full lane closure information is posted on RIDOT's Travel Advisories website at: www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories.
The narrowing of the exit ramps may cause additional congestion on the ramps and on I-95 South. RIDOT advises motorists to allow extra time to travel through the area and to reduce speed when driving through the construction zone.
The Providence Viaduct is a 1,290-foot multi-span bridge that carries I-95 through the heart of Providence. The bridge carries the highest volume of daily traffic of any segment of the Interstate in Rhode Island.
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 may be available on RIDOT's Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/RIDOTNews or Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews.
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362, Ext. 4007