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Traffic Advisory: Weekend Lane Reduction Announced at the South County Freeway Bridge in Warwick

Traffic on I-95 North After Exit 8 to Go Down to One Lane Starting Friday Night, July 27

Today, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced a weekend lane reduction as part of the second phase of bridge deck and joint repairs at the South County Freeway Bridge in Warwick. Starting Friday night, July 27 at 8 p.m. through Monday morning, July 30 at 6 a.m., motorists will experience one lane of traffic rather than two on I-95 North over Route 4 South just after Exit 8.

Once phase two is completed on Monday morning, RIDOT will start its third and final lane configuration, with all traffic shifted to the right through the end of August.

The South County Freeway Bridge carries approximately 38,000 vehicles on I-95 North over Route 4 South. Built in 1965, RIDOT is repairing the concrete walls and bridge deck, cleaning and painting the steel elements, reinforcing the roadway joints, repaving the bridge and its approaches, and adding new striping. The project is slated for completion in Spring 2019, yet all schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

The $3.5 million South County Freeway 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: 07-23-2018

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