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Traffic Advisory: RIDOT to Close Exit 21 off of I-95 South Overnight Tonight and Tomorrow Night

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) off of I-95 South overnight tonight from midnight to 5:00 a.m. The ramp will also be closed the following night overnight from midnight through Friday at 5:00 a.m. Motorists should follow the signed detour using Exit 22 A (Downtown) off of I-95 South.

WHAT: RIDOT will close Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) off of I-95 South to widen the ramp at its intersection with Atwells Avenue, as advance work for the Providence Viaduct Replacement Project gets underway. 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.

WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2013: 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013: 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

WHERE: Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) off of I-95 South.

DETOUR: Motorists should follow the signed detour using Exit 22 A (Downtown) off of I-95 South.

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: Rose Amoros (401) 222-1362, Ext. 4450

Related links

Department or agency: Department of Transportation

Online: http://www.dot.ri.gov

Release date: 05-08-2013

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