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RIDOT to Temporarily Close Exit 8B off of I-295 North in Smithfield

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 8B off of I-295 North in Smithfield for drainage work on Tuesday, July 17, Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Exit 8B leads to Route 7 North towards North Smithfield and Bryant University.

During the closure, motorists are advised to take Exit 9 (Route 146) to I-295 South to Exit 8B.

Those 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: Heidi Gudmundson (401) 222-1362, Ext. 4009

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  • Release date: 07-13-2012

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