The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will permanently close the Tobey Street on-ramp to Route 6 West in Providence on Tuesday, February 18. The bridge that carries the on-ramp is one of seven structurally deficient bridges being replaced as part of the $410 million Route 6/10 Interchange Project.
RIDOT will establish a detour using Broadway to Harris Avenue to an existing on-ramp to Route 6 West. The Department does not expect significant delays or congestion from this change. A detour map for the Tobey Street on-ramp closure can be found at www.ridot.net/610.
The design for the Route 6/10 Interchange includes a new bridge crossing the highway at Tobey Street, which will be built over the next two years. Instead of a single-lane on-ramp to the highway, the new Tobey Street Bridge will carry two-way local traffic between the Federal Hill and Olneyville neighborhoods and will provide access to a new service road connecting to Broadway, Westminster Street, Route 6 West and Route 10 South. It also will carry a new shared-used bike path over the highway corridor. RIDOT is building bike paths into several new construction projects.
All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.
The replacement of the Route 6/10 Interchange 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 www.ridot.net/RhodeWorks.