The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that it will begin temporary, early-morning closures of I-95 North in Pawtucket on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The restrictions, which are expected to last approximately three weeks, will be in place weekdays from midnight to 4 a.m.
All northbound traffic will be required to use Exit 27 (Downtown) and the Division Street Bridge to bypass the closed highway. All lanes will be reopened each day prior to the morning commute.
The closures are necessary to continue setting steel for the new northbound span under construction. That structure is expected to be open by the end of this year, allowing the Department to shift traffic from I-95 South and lift the weight limit from the bridge. Construction will continue into 2013 with the demolition and reconstruction of the southbound bridge.
Detailed information on the project is available at RIDOT's website at www.dot.ri.gov. 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 can be found on RIDOT's social media sites Twitter and Facebook.
All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.
Contact: Bryan Lucier 401-222-1362 x4012