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Travel Advisory: Temporary Overnight Closure of Exit 9 on I-95 South to Route 4 South for Division Street Bridge Work in East Greenwich

All traffic heading for Route 4 South will follow detour using Exit 8

Starting tonight, Tuesday, August 31 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 9 on I-95 South to Route 4 South in East Greenwich for work on the Division Street Bridge project. The overnight closure will be repeated for the same hours on Wednesday night, September 1 and Thursday night, September 2 and may be necessary on weeknights over the next two weeks.

The closure is necessary to allow workers to make modifications to a temporary bridge under construction over Route 4, which will be used to carry traffic while RIDOT replaces the Division Street Bridge. In an abundance of caution, RIDOT is closing Route 4 South under the bridge while the work is underway.

During the closure, motorists on I-95 South wishing to take Route 4 South should follow a detour using Exit 8 to Route 2/South County Trail and Division Street to access the Route 4 South on-ramp just after the East Greenwich Square shopping center. Police details will be present to keep traffic moving through the traffic signals along the detour route.

RIDOT expects travel delays and recommends motorists seek alternate routes.

Additional nightly closures will be posted when scheduled at A detour map is available at

This closure does not affect Route 4 North or any other portion of Route 4 South. All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.

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  • Release date: 08-31-2021

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