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Traffic Advisory: RIDOT Starting Nayatt Road Paving Project

Motorists should expect a rough, gravel surface as construction gets underway

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will begin removing areas of deteriorated pavement on Nayatt Road in Barrington starting on Monday, October 22. Motorists can expect local detours and rough driving surface as work gets underway.

RIDOT's $3.9 million project will address 1.8 miles of Nayatt Road from Washington Road to Rumstick Road. It begins at the Washington Road end, using a technique called pavement reclamation in which the base of the roadway is reconstructed to provide a long-lasting repair. This work will require RIDOT to close short segments of Nayatt Road and set up local detours. The segment of Nayatt Road to receive this treatment will extend east to the area of Collins Court.

Pavement reclamation will be underway into November, followed by placement of a base course of pavement to provide a good riding surface through the winter months. Next spring, construction will resume with minor drainage work and a milling of pavement from Collins Court to Rumstick Road. Near the end of the project in Summer 2019, a final top coat of pavement will be applied.

The Nayatt Road Improvement 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: 10-19-2018

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