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Traffic Advisory Update: Additional nights needed for Route 165 overnight closures

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is extending its schedule for overnight closures of a section of Route 165 in Exeter through early Friday morning. Additional work remains to demolish sections of the bridges carrying I-95 over Route 165. During this time, all traffic will be required to follow a signed detour.

WHAT: RIDOT will close Route 165 (Ten Rod Road) in Exeter at the I-95 overpass, approximately 0.3 miles from the intersection of Route 165 and Route 3. The closure is needed during demolition of a portion of two bridges carrying I-95 over Route 165. These bridges are considered structurally deficient and are being replaced under a $5.6 million contract with Aetna Bridge Construction. Additional series of overnight closures will be needed during the project, through Summer 2014.

WHEN: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., May 14-16, 2013.

WHERE: Route 165 (Ten Rod Road) in Exeter.

DETOUR: For Route 165 eastbound, follow Arcadia Road southbound 5.3 miles into Hopkinton. Turn left onto Bridge Street, then turn left onto Route 138 East/Route 3 North. Follow Route 3 north for 5.2 miles to return to Route 165. Reverse directions apply for Route 165 westbound. Traffic on I-95 should use Exit 3 for Route 138 West, and turn right onto Bridge Street to follow the detour.

VISUALS: Visit to download an area map with the preferred detour highlighted.

Contact: Rose Amoros 401-222-1362 x4450

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  • Release date: 05-14-2013

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