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Traffic Advisory: Next Traffic Pattern Change on Diamond Hill Road in Cumberland Planned for Second Roundabout

Change goes into effect on September 25

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a traffic pattern change as part of a $11.3 million intersection safety improvement project on Diamond Hill Road (Route 114) in Cumberland. Last week RIDOT began the process of transitioning traffic to new roundabouts at the Route 114 interchange with I-295. Next week, the second of two roundabouts at the interchange will be partially opened during the overnight hours from Tuesday, September 24 into Wednesday, September 25.

The change will affect the intersection of Diamond Hill Road and the I-295 South on- and off-ramps. All traffic will flow to the right, as it does in all roundabouts. This means traffic headed toward the Chapel Four Corners area should use the inner or left lane and drive around the roundabout. Traffic coming off the highway and bound for points north, toward Broadview Avenue and Industrial Road, can use the right lane at the end of the exit.

Construction will continue on the roundabouts through the end of this year, finishing next spring. The Chapel Hill Road realignment and other improvements also will be ongoing next spring and summer. The entire project is on time and on budget, and final completion of all improvements is set for Fall 2020.

The roundabouts are designed to improve traffic flow and increase safety. They have proven to greatly reduce injuries and severity of crashes. Visit to learn more about roundabouts.

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

The Diamond Hill Road Intersection Safety Improvements project is 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: 09-18-2019

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