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Travel Advisory Update: Lane Closures Coming October 23 for Portions of Route 37 in Cranston and Warwick

As part of its ongoing Route 37 bridges project in Cranston and Warwick, on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will introduce a lane closure affecting Route 37 West.

Route 37 West will be reduced from two travel lanes to one between the ramp to I-95 North and the and the Pontiac Avenue interchange. It will be in place until summer 2021. Motorists should plan extra time for travel.

RIDOT earlier announced that a lane closure will be needed for the I-95 North service road at Exits 14-15. That work has been postponed and RIDOT will announce the new closure date when it becomes available.

The new lane closure is part of the $75.9 million, multi-bridge project to repair deficient bridges along the Route 37 corridor with preservation, major rehabilitation, and/or reconstruction of 15 bridge structures in Cranston and Warwick. Six of these bridges are structurally deficient. Four will be replaced and two other bridges will be rehabilitated. The project also includes safety improvements at the Pontiac Avenue interchange from Route 37 West.

The project is funded in part by a $20 million federal TIGER grant secured by Rhode Island's Congressional delegation.

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

The Route 37 Bridges 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: 10-20-2020

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