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Traffic Advisory: Delays possible for concrete crosswalk pour on North Main Street in Providence

Only one lane of traffic will be open from October 30 - November 10

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to pour a concrete crosswalk on North Main Street, just north of the intersection of Park Row, in the vicinity of the old State House in Providence. This operation will require the closure of one of the two lanes of travel, 24 hours a day, from 7 a.m. Monday, October 30 through 4 p.m. Friday, November 10.

The lane closure is needed so RIDOT can pour concrete for a new crosswalk, and to allow sufficient time for the material to harden and cure. This will be done in two phases, so at least one lane of travel can be maintained. Each phase includes about one week of curing time, during which motorists may not see workers on the job site. As part of the required traffic control, some on-street parking spaces may be restricted during this work.

Delays are possible and motorists are advised to plan extra travel time. All work is weather dependent and the schedule may be adjusted in the event of inclement weather.

The $9.5 million North/South Main Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) project addresses pedestrian safety in this highly traveled vehicular and pedestrian corridor. This includes bringing the existing sidewalks and handicapped ramps into ADA compliance, adding bump-outs at non-signalized intersections, new signing and striping, traffic signal system upgrades, and installing fiber optic cable.

The project is 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

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  • Release date: 10-26-2017

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