The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will close portions of the left and right shoulders at the Route 6-10 interchange in Providence. The traffic pattern changes are needed for utility work being done before RIDOT begins reconstruction of the interchange.
The changes will go into effect on Monday, May 14. They include closing part of the left shoulder on Route 10 South starting at Westminster Street and part of the right shoulder immediately after the off-ramp for Exit 5/Union Avenue on Route 10 South.
RIDOT may also close a lane of traffic on Route 10 South in the area of the work zone periodically. Exact closure days will be posted at www.ridot.net/traveladvisories. During peak travel periods, all travel lanes will remain open.
The work is being done in coordination with the Narragansett Bay Commission for maintenance work on a combined sewer overflow line that runs under Route 10.
RIDOT also will conduct a test program for pile driving, which will not impact traffic. Crews will be in the grass area between Route 10 South and Route 6 West as well as off Magnolia Street from May 14 through June 15.
The Route 6-10 Interchange 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 www.ridot.net/RhodeWorks .