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Traffic Advisory: Route 138 Bridge Work to Detour Traffic in Hope Valley

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will have a partial closure of the structurally deficient Wyoming Bridge starting Tuesday, April 10. The bridge which carries Routes 3 and 138 (Main Street) over the Wood River between Bridge Street and Bank Street will be closed to westbound traffic. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.

This partial closure of the Wyoming Bridge is part of a multi-bridge project, this one centered in western Rhode Island. The Wyoming Bridge is on the Richmond/Hopkinton line.

The closure will be in effect until early Summer while RIDOT performs structural concrete repairs to the bridge's superstructure and substructure, waterproofs and repaves the bridge deck, and replaces the curbing, sidewalks and railings. This temporary traffic pattern will allow the busier eastbound traffic to move through Hope Valley unimpeded, while westbound traffic will follow a detour using Bridge Street and Bank Street to return to Routes 3 and 138. A detour map is available at

The other four bridges in this project group will be repaired but will not have to be closed or restricted like the Wyoming Bridge. They include the Hope Valley Bridge, which carries Routes 3 and 138 over Brushy Brook Bridge in Hopkinton; the Flat River Bridge, which carries Route 117 (Flat River Road) over Flat River Reservoir in Coventry; the Hopkins Hollow Bridge, which carries Hopkins Hollow Road over Roaring Brook in western Coventry; and the Spears Bridge, which carries Route 94 (Foster Center Road) over Hemlock Brook in Foster.

The entire project cost for all five bridges is $4.2 million. All the work will be completed by Fall 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

The Hope Valley Bridges Project was 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: 04-04-2018

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