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RIDOT closing lanes on 195 this weekend to install barrier

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is installing temporary barrier on Route 195 at the Providence River Bridge (Iway). This will require weekend lane closures on both the eastbound and westbound sides of the bridge.

WHAT: During a recent routine maintenance operation, the Department discovered some damaged concrete at the base of a guardrail on the eastbound side of the Iway. It appears the rail was struck by a vehicle. The guardrail is still in place, and through an abundance of caution, we are also installing temporary barrier along the bridge, as our team continues its field investigations.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work will begin with the right lane on eastbound.

WHERE: Route 195 eastbound and westbound at the Providence River Bridge.

Additional information will be available on RIDOT's social media sites on Twitter ( and Facebook (


Contact: Rose Amoros 401-222-1362 x4450

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  • Department or agency: Department of Transportation
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  • Release date: 05-31-2013

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