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Traffic Advisory: Detour Needed for Clyde Bridge Repairs in West Warwick

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced traffic pattern changes necessary for repairs to the Clyde Bridge in West Warwick. Effective the morning of March 6, 2018, all westbound traffic on Route 115 (Main Street) will be detoured. Eastbound traffic on Route 115 will be maintained throughout the construction period.

Westbound traffic on 115 will be directed to Woodside Avenue with a right turn on Fairview. Traffic will continue on Fairview until it meets Route 115 at Phenix Square. A detour map is available at

RIDOT estimates that the repairs to this bridge will be completed in mid-Summer of 2018. Clyde Bridge is part of a $4.9 million, nine-bridge project in nine communities. The entire project will be completed in June of 2019.

Built in 1967, Clyde Bridge is not structurally deficient. The repairs, which will keep it from deteriorating further, include bridge joint replacement, replacement of the bridge deck, and new sidewalks. Steel repairs have already been made to the underside of the bridge. Located between East Main Street and Clyde Street, it carries about 10,700 vehicles daily over the Pawtuxet River.

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Repairs to the Clyde Bridge 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

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  • Release date: 02-23-2018

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