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Traffic Advisory: Section of Plainfield Street in Olneyville Reopens to Two-Way Traffic

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that a portion of Plainfield Street in Olneyville, located between Hartford Avenue and Service Road in Providence, has reopened to two-way traffic. A short detour was established for westbound traffic in late May as part of the Magnolia Street Bridge Project.

The detour - as well as the temporary closure of the Plainfield Street on-ramp to Route 6 East - was necessary to demolish the Magnolia Street Bridge. The bridge is being removed as part of a plan to realign Route 6 and improve safety and traffic flow in this area. The on-ramp is scheduled to reopen this month.

Additional information will be posted to the department's website and Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages. For more information on this and other constructions projects, contact to join our weekly community update email list.


Contact: Rose Amoros 401-222-1362 x4450, 401-261-2159

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  • Release date: 07-01-2014

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