The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants motorists to be aware of construction now underway on I-95 in Providence, as RIDOT is starting a resurfacing project to repave the highway from just north of the Exit 16 interchange in Providence to the Oxford Street overpass in Providence.
Pavement milling operations started this week on the northbound lanes of this 2-mile section of highway and motorists, especially those on motorcycles, should reduce speed and drive cautiously on the rough pavement. In early August, milling is expected to begin on the southbound lanes. Final paving is scheduled to be done by late August.
Following this project, two more segments on I-95 are slated for resurfacing, starting in spring 2018. These include a 6-mile segment from Route 2 to the Service Avenue overpass in Warwick and just over a mile of I-95 from Walcott Street in Pawtucket to the Massachusetts state line.
These resurfacing projects are made possible by RhodeWorks, RIDOT's ongoing commitment to repair structurally deficient bridges and bring Rhode Island's transportation infrastructure into a state of good repair, promote economic development, and create jobs. Learn more at www.ridot.net/RhodeWorks.
All dates are weather-dependent and subject to change. Visit www.dot.ri.gov or follow RIDOTnews on Facebook or Twitter for timely information on construction projects and traffic conditions.