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Traffic Advisory: Lane Shift on I-295 South in Johnston Scheduled for Tonight

On Friday night, September 13, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift traffic to the right on I-295 South at the Exit 9 (Routes 6 and 6A) interchange in Johnston. The new traffic pattern should be in place by 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 14.

This lane shift is part of the ongoing $42.6 million construction project to rehabilitate bridges at this interchange. New changes in the traffic pattern for I-295 South are as follows; full closure information is available on RIDOT's website at

Closure of the southbound through lanes. Through traffic will utilize the new bridges on the service road.

Access will be maintained for ramps to Route 6 West toward Hartford, Conn. (Exit 9C) and Route 6 East to Providence (Exit 9A).

The on-ramp from Hartford Avenue/Route 6A West to I-295 South will remain closed. RIDOT has installed a temporary signal to aid motorists making left turns onto the I-295 South on-ramp normally used by Hartford Avenue eastbound traffic.

All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.

The I-295 Bridges Contract 2 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: 09-13-2019

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