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Travel Advisory: Temporary Road Closure for Culvert Repair Starts Next Week in Hope Village

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary road closure on Jackson Flat Road (Route 115) in the village of Hope in Scituate. The closure starts Tuesday, November 12 and will be in place for approximately three weeks.

This $1.2 million project will replace a collapsed masonry culvert which carries the Cranberry Brook under the road, just east of the intersection of Jackson Flat Road and Main Street. The road has been partially closed because of this deteriorated structure, open only to eastbound traffic. During the closure, all traffic will follow the same detour westbound traffic has been using, which includes Clinton Avenue and Hope Avenue.

This part of Jackson Flat Road carries 2,500 vehicles per day. During the closure, access will always be maintained to the Hope Post Office, next to the construction site. A short section of the road in the area of the culvert will be repaved upon completion of the project.

Also in 2020, RIDOT will begin work on a separate $2.7 million project to resurface 0.3 miles of Route 115 from Jackson Flat Road to its intersection with Route 116 (North Road/Main Street). That project is expected to finish in Spring 2021.

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

These repair projects for Route 115 in Hope are 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: 11-07-2019

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