The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the temporary closure of the right lane on a segment of Route 24 North in Tiverton. The closure is necessary because an expansion joint needs to be repaired on the bridge that carries Route 24 North over Fish Road.
Motorists may experience delays on Route 24 North during this restriction. RIDOT was alerted by Tiverton Police late this morning about broken pavement at a bridge joint.
RIDOT's Highway and Bridge Maintenance crews will begin repairs at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7. At that time, all lanes of Route 24 North will be closed. Traffic will be diverted off the highway at the Fish Road exit, and then immediately back onto Route 24 after the bridge. Police officers will assist in the movement of traffic through this work zone. Route 24 South will not be affected.
During the repair on Tuesday, travel delays are likely. Motorists should plan extra time for travel or seek an alternate route.
All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Contact: Charles St. Martin (O):401-222-1362 x4007 (C):401-641-8934