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Traffic Advisory: Temporary lane restriction for commercial vehicles on I-295 South at Exit 4

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is working on repairs to the I-295 South overpass at Exit 4 (Plainfield Pike) following a truck crash on Route 14/Plainfield Pike earlier today.

WHAT: Both lanes will reopen by approximately 6 p.m. on I-295 South, but commercial vehicles are temporarily restricted to right-lane travel only while bridge repairs are completed. Periodic lane closures are possible during off-peak hours. Route 14 West will remain open; however, lane shifts near the overpass may be required to accommodate repairs.

WHEN: Today, May 16, 2013. Repairs will continue through next week.

WHERE: I-295 South at Exit 4 and on Route 14 at the I-295 overpass. Signs alerting motorists have been established on I-295 South at Exits 4 and 5, and on I-95 South in Massachusetts.

Motorists with questions should contact RIDOT's Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information will be available on RIDOT's social media sites on Twitter and Facebook.


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  • Release date: 05-16-2013

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