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Traffic Advisory UPDATE: New Lane Shifts on I-95 North and South at Pine Street Bridge Project in Pawtucket

As part of the Pine Street Bridge replacement project in Pawtucket, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a second phase of lane shifts on I-95, with all traffic shifting from the left lanes to the right from Exit 26 to Exit 28. These changes will be in effect on Friday morning, July 6 for I-95 North, and Monday morning, July 9 for I-95 South.

The Pine Street Bridge, which closed to traffic on Monday, June 11, carries northbound traffic on Pine Street, from Marrin Street to Cedar Street over the I-95 corridor. The bridge has been demolished and crews are now rebuilding it.

For RIDOT to stripe the new lane configurations, motorists will experience alternating lane closures from Exit 26 to Exit 28, Thursday night, July 5 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. along I-95 North, and Sunday night, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. along I-95 South.

Upcoming nightly lane closures may also be needed within the project area along I-95 North and South throughout the duration of the project, with additional full overnight highway closures slated for August. The bridge is slated to reopen in late Fall 2018, with final project completion scheduled for late Spring 2019. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

The $9.3 million Pine Street Bridge 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: 06-27-2018

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