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RIDOT this spring and summer will be replacing the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge, a heavily traveled corridor in East Providence, R.I. which spans I-195. Motorists will encounter delays and detours as we work to complete this project as quickly as possible. Work has already started with weekday lane closures.
As part of RIDOT's RhodeWorks program to repair Rhode Island's deficient bridges, we'll be replacing this bridge using accelerated bridge construction methods that will get the project done in four months instead of two years. See Latest Press Release »
In order to replace the Pawtucket Avenue Bridge and do it quickly, we'll have lane closures on both Pawtucket Avenue and on I-195.
RIDOT will have eight full closures of the bridge with additional lane restrictions for highway users at the same time. Get details below:
During the project, RIDOT will close half the bridge at a time, and lane shifts on the highway below are scheduled too. Get details below: