Friday, January 30, 2009

RIDOT Traffic Forecast January 31 – February 6

All RIDOT construction and maintenance activities are conducted as weather allows

Interstate Highways

Overnight restrictions


Providence: I-95 SB between Exits 22 (Downtown Providence /Rtes. 6/10) and 18 (Thurbers Ave.), lanes closed for the demolition of the Pine St. bridge, Sunday night, 8 pm to 5 am.

Pawtucket: I-95 between Exits 28 (Rte. 114/School St.) and 27 (George St.), left lane closed (SB-Monday) (NB-Tuesday), 9 pm to 5 am.

Weekday restriction

E. Providence: I-195 EB between Exits 4 (Taunton Ave.) and 5 (Warren Ave.), right lane closed and Exit 4 closed Monday and Tuesday, 9 am to 3 pm, detour in place.

Continuing restriction

Pawtucket: I-95 between Exits 27 (George St.) and 28 (School St.) posted for use only by vehicles of less than 18 tons. Detours required for heavier vehicles.

Metropolitan Providence

Continuing restriction


E. Providence: No. Broadway bridges at Roger Williams Ave. (over Ten Mile River), bridges posted at 7 tons. Heavier vehicles are required to use detour.

Providence/E. Providence: Henderson Bridge (Red Bridge) EB and WB, one lane open in each direction; EB exit to Massasoit St. SB closed. Detour in place.

Providence: Exchange St., between Stillman St. and Park Row (at the Amtrak Station) closed to through traffic weekdays 6 am to 6 am until mid-August, for building construction.

West Bay

No lane closures are scheduled.

Northern RI and Blackstone Valley

Overnight restriction


No. Smithfield: Rte. 146 at the School St. Bridge, roadway closed (NB- Sunday and Monday), (SB-Tuesday and Wednesday), 8 pm to 7 am, traffic detoured to continue on Rte. 146.

Continuing restrictions

Lincoln: Wilbur Ave., one lane of alternating traffic on the bridge over Rte. 146 due to damaged bridge beams.

No. Smithfield: School St. Bridge over Rte. 146 closed to traffic, with a detour in place.

No. Smithfield: Rte. 146 SB under Great Rd., one lane closed for bridge rehabilitation.

East Bay

Weekday restriction


Portsmouth/Tiverton: Rte. 24 NB and SB between Exit 3 (Hummocks Ave.) and 4 (Riverside Dr.), right lane closed Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Continuing restriction

Portsmouth-Tiverton: Sakonnet Bridge (Rte. 24) posted for use by vehicles under 18 tons. Heavier vehicles must use alternate routes. The bridge is safe for passenger vehicles.

South County

No lane closures are scheduled.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Accelerated progress with bridge demolitions changes overnight closure schedule

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a change in this week’s overnight highway closure plan in Providence. Tonight, Thursday, January 29, 2009, RIDOT will close the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 North. I-95 North will not be closed as previously announced, however, lane restrictions are planned with at least one lane remaining open at all times.

The change in schedule is prompted by another night of excellent progress in the demolition of former Pine Street and Friendship Street overpasses. Earlier this week on Tuesday, RIDOT was able to cancel a planned overnight closure because demolition contractor Testa Corporation was able to complete two nights’ worth of planned work in one night. The same thing occurred last night. All steel beams for both overpasses have been completely removed with the exception of beams on the former Pine Street overpass that span the I-195 West to I-95 North ramp. 

Tonight, motorists may encounter lane closures beginning at 8 p.m. with the full closure of the I-195 West to I-95 North ramp taking place at 11 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 5 a.m., prior to the morning commute. 

Motorists traveling through the closure area are urged to seek alternate routes. RIDOT will establish a detour for motorists on I-195 West who are bound for I-95 North by using Exit 2 to South Main Street. The detour follows South Main Street to Steeple Street to Memorial Boulevard to the on-ramp for I-95 North near Providence Place Mall. The closure does not affect the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 South, and as such, access to the Rhode Island hospitals complex will not be affected. 

The closure schedule is subject to change. All work is weather dependent. The outcome of tonight’s work will determine whether RIDOT needs to schedule any more overnight closures next week. 

RIDOT will use signage and electronic message boards to alert motorists of the closure and detour routes. Up-to-date traveler information and detour maps are available on the Department’s website, www.dot.ri.gov. Information is also available by dialing 511 (1-888-401-4511 for out of state callers), listening to 1630 AM on RIDOT’s Highway Advisory Radio, or by calling RIDOT’s Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

If someone is looking to report the location of a pothole

Any calls which come in regarding damage incurred from a pothole should be directed to (401) 734-4817 – 24/7.
If someone is looking to report the location of a pothole, they should be directed to call (401) 222-2378 – 24/7 – this line is the emergency line for Maintenance which is answered at the TMC. If a situation requires immediate attention, the TMC can then contact the appropriate Maintenance Facility so a repair may be scheduled.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Overnight closure of I-95 canceled tonight

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that overnight closures scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, January 27, 2009 on I-95 South in Providence have been canceled. Motorists may still expect to see lane closures on I-95 North and South between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. At least one lane will remain open at all times.

RIDOT is canceling tonight’s overnight closure because of the excellent progress achieved last night on the demolition of the former Pine Street and Friendship Street overpasses. The segments of those bridges that spanned I-95 South were completely removed last night. 

The Department plans to resume overnight closures on Wednesday and Thursday, January 28-29, 2009 on I-95 North. Motorists may encounter lane restrictions beginning at 8 p.m. with full closures beginning at 11 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 5 a.m., prior to the morning commute. 

The closure schedule is subject to change and additional nights may be added. All work is weather dependent. RIDOT expects to conduct overnight closures next week and will announce a projected schedule later this week.

 Remaining closures this week on I-95 North are between Exit 19 (I-195 East) and Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue/Broadway). Access will be maintained to Exit 19 for I-195 East. Through traffic in Providence will need to use Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and follow the city detour using Allens Avenue, Eddy Street, Dyer Street and Memorial Boulevard to the on-ramp for I-95 North near Providence Place Mall. Hospital traffic will not be affected. Use Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) to Eddy Street without detour.

 RIDOT strongly advises motorists traveling through Providence during the overnight hours to use either I-295 or Route 10 to bypass the closure area. 

RIDOT will use signage and electronic message boards to alert motorists of the closure and detour routes. Up-to-date traveler information and detour maps are available on the Department’s website, www.dot.ri.gov. Information is also available by dialing 511 (1-888-401-4511 for out of state callers), listening to 1630 AM on RIDOT’s Highway Advisory Radio, or by calling RIDOT’s Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, January 23, 2009

RIDOT Traffic Forecast January 24 - 30

All RIDOT construction and maintenance activities are conducted as weather allows

Interstate Highways

Overnight closures and restrictions

Providence: I-95 NB and SB, between Exits 18 (Thurbers Ave.) and 22 (Downtown

Providence/Rtes. 6/10); and I-195 WB at the I-95 NB merge, lanes closed for bridge demolition, Sunday - Thursday nights, 8 pm to 5 am.

Providence: I-95 SB, between Exits 22 (Downtown Providence/Rtes. 6/10) and 19 (Eddy St.), roadway closed to traffic Monday and Tuesday nights, 11 pm to 5 am. Through traffic should follow I-295 or Rtes. 6/10 at Exit 22 to bypass the construction area. Hospital traffic should use Exit 21 (Atwells Ave.) and follow signs to the hospitals.

Providence: I-95 NB, between Exits 19 (Eddy St.) and 22 (Downtown Providence/Rtes. 6/10), roadway closed to traffic Wednesday and Thursday nights, 11 pm to 5 am. Through traffic - follow I-295 or Rtes. 6/10 to bypass the construction area.

Weekday restriction

Pawtucket: I-95 NB between Exits 27 (George St.) and 28 (Rte. School St.), work underway in the right shoulder Monday and Tuesday, 9 am to 3 pm; motorists should use caution in the area.

Continuing restriction


Pawtucket: I-95 between Exits 27 (George St.) and 28 (School St.) posted for use only by vehicles of less than 18 tons. Detours required for heavier vehicles.

Metropolitan Providence

Weekend restriction

Providence: Plain St., alongside Women & Infants Hospital, closed to through traffic Saturday, 6 am to 5 pm.

Weekday restriction

Providence: Point St. Bridge, between Davol Sq. and So. Water St., lane closed Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm, for bridge inspection.

Continuing restriction

E. Providence: No. Broadway bridges at Roger Williams Ave. (over Ten Mile River), bridges posted at 7 tons. Heavier vehicles required to use detour.

Providence/E. Providence: Henderson Bridge (Red Bridge) EB and WB, one lane open in each direction; EB exit to Massasoit St. SB closed. Detour in place.

Providence: Exchange St., between Stillman St. and Park Row (at the Amtrak Station) closed to through traffic weekdays 6 am to 6 am until mid-August, for building construction.

West Bay


No lane restrictions are scheduled.

South County

Weekday restriction


Westerly: Bridge Rd. over the Pawcatuck River, lane closed Tuesday, 9 am to 3 pm, for bridge inspection.

Northern RI and Blackstone Valley

Overnight restriction


No. Smithfield: Rte. 146 NB at the Great Rd. (Rte. 146A) overpass, roadway closed Tuesday night, 9 pm to 6 am, with traffic routed through ramps to continue on Rte. 146.

Weekday restriction

No. Smithfield: Rte. 146 NB at the Great Rd. (Rte. 146A) overpass, right lane closed Monday, 7 am to 3 pm, for construction.

Woonsocket: Sayles St., over the Blackstone River, one lane of alternating traffic Monday, 9 am to 3 pm, for bridge inspection.

Continuing restrictions

Lincoln: Wilbur Ave., one lane of alternating traffic on the bridge over Rte. 146 due to damaged bridge beams.

No. Smithfield: School St. bridge over Rte. 146 closed to traffic, with a detour in place.

No. Smithfield: Rte. 146 SB under Great Rd., one lane closed for bridge rehabilitation.

East Bay

Weekend restriction


Portsmouth/Tiverton: Re. 24 NB between Exit 3 (Hummocks Ave.) and 4 (Riverside Dr.,), right lane closed Saturday for bridge cleaning, 7 am to 3:30 pm.

Weekday restriction

Portsmouth/Tiverton: Re. 24 NB and SB between Exit 3 (Hummocks Ave.) and 4 (Riverside Dr.), right lane closed Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Continuing restriction

Portsmouth-Tiverton: Sakonnet Bridge (Rte. 24) posted for use by vehicles under 18 tons. Heavier vehicles must use alternate routes. The bridge is safe for passenger vehicles.

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF I-95 TO BEGIN MONDAY

Rhode IslandDOT News

RIDOT Release 10:09
January 23, 2009
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007

- MEDIA UPDATE -

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF I-95 TO BEGIN MONDAY
Periodic closures needed over next two weeks

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin overnight closures of I-95 in Providence on Monday, January 26, 2009 to allow for the safe demolition of the former Pine Street and Friendship Street overpasses. Planned closures this week were canceled due to adverse weather, forcing the operation to be rescheduled to next week.

RIDOT will conduct overnight closures on I-95 South on Monday and Tuesday, January 26-27 and on I-95 North on Wednesday and Thursday, January 28-29. Motorists may encounter lane on I-95 in either direction whether a full closure is planned or not. Additionally, RIDOT may close a lane on the I-195 West to I-95 North connection.

Overnight Interstate closures, when planned, will begin at 11 p.m. Lane restrictions may begin after 8 p.m. and all lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 5 a.m., prior to the morning commute.

This work is part of the Iway project. The overpasses are being demolished to allow RIDOT to continue construction of the new highway interchange for I-95 and I-195.

The closure schedule is subject to change and additional nights may be added. All work is weather dependent. The closure area is between Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue/Broadway) and Exit 19 (Eddy Street) and detours have been established (please see next page). RIDOT strongly advises motorists traveling through Providence during the overnight hours to use either I-295 or Route 10 to bypass the closure area.

RIDOT has conducted numerous overnight lane closures in the past few weeks for demolition of the Pine Street overpass deck. RIDOT must now begin removal of the bridge’s steel beams, which requires full highway closures. While the highway is closed, RIDOT will also work to demolish the Friendship Street overpass.

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RIDOT/Iway overnight closures
January 23, 2009
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“The Department has made a great effort to avoid impacting traffic during construction of the Iway,” RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis said. “This work, however, requires the full closure of I-95 for the safe and expedient removal of the old overpasses.”

The overnight closure schedule and suggested detours for this week include:

Sunday, January 25:
· Lane closures only, I-95 North and South and the I-195 West to I-95 North ramp. At least one lane will remain open at all times.

Monday & Tuesday, January 26-27:
· I-95 South closed from Exit 21 to Exit 19, including access to I-195 East.
· Route 10 North to I-95 South will be closed.
· I-95 North lane closures possible.
· Through traffic should use I-295 or Route 10.
· Traffic bound for I-195 East should use highway detour (Exit 22B to Route 10 South to I-95 North and access I-195 East at Exit 19) or city detour (Exit 21, then follow Service Road No. 7 to the Plain Street on-ramp to reach I-195 East).
· Motorists traveling on Route 10 North wishing to access the Downtown, Downcity and Jewelry District areas should follow signs for Downtown and use Memorial Boulevard.
· Southbound I-95 Hospital traffic:
· Hospital traffic and others who did not exit onto Route 10 must use Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue) and follow Service Road No. 7 to Plain Street and the hospitals complex.
· Hospital traffic on Route 10 North should exit at Dean Street/Atwells Avenue and follow Atwells Avenue to Service Road No. 7 to Plain Street and the hospitals complex.
· Hospital traffic on I-195 West to I-95 South will not be affected.

Wednesday & Thursday, January 28-29:
· I-95 North closed from Exit 19 to Exit 21. Access will be maintained to Exit 19 for I-195 East.
· Lane closures possible on I-95 South and the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 North.
· Through traffic should use I-295 or Route 10.
· Through traffic in Providence will need to use Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and follow city detour using Allens Avenue, Eddy Street, Dyer Street and Memorial Boulevard to the on-ramp for I-95 North near Providence Place Mall.
· Hospital traffic is not affected. Use Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) to Eddy Street without detour.

Additional overnight closures are possible for the week of February 1. The Department will announce specific schedule information in the near future, as well as announce any schedule changes.

RIDOT will be using signage and electronic message boards to alert motorists of the closure and detour routes. Up-to-date traveler information will be available on the Department’s website, www.dot.ri.gov. Maps of the detours also will be available on the website later today. Information will also be accessible by dialing 511 (1-888-401-4511 for out of state callers), listening to 1630 AM on RIDOT’s Highway Advisory Radio, or by calling RIDOT’s Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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RIDOT announces presence on popular social networking websites

01-22-2009


The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it has established a presence on popular web-based social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Blogger. These sites will allow for wider dissemination of news releases, traffic alerts and other important messages to motorists.
These websites are popular among younger drivers who favor the Internet over traditional forms of media such as television, radio and newspapers for news and information. However, they are becoming increasingly popular among all users of the Internet. Government agencies, including several other state transportation departments, are using new media such as social networking sites to enhance their efforts to provide information to the public.
These sites function differently than standard web pages and feature the consolidation of different information sources onto one page, often with information “pushed” to them. The sites generally require individuals to register and select sources they wish to “follow” with updates flowing to their social networking pages automatically.
“We hope this new initiative will provide another venue so that we can better serve the motoring public,” RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis said. “The Department hopes to broaden its reach to the public by staying abreast of changes in information technology and this will complement the traditional methods of informing the public of important changes with Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure.”
These pages will be updated at the same time RIDOT issues press releases, traffic advisories or other news. Among the automated information updates available to those who chose to follow these sites are regular traffic alerts on Twitter from RIDOT’s Transportation Management Center. These alerts provide brief statements about time and location of crashes, disabled vehicles or other problems that might block travel lanes or otherwise slow down traffic.


The sites RIDOT will now be providing updates to include:


Twitter
This is sometimes called a micro-blog in that it provides short updates of 140 characters or less. Anyone can view the page directly at http://twitter.com/RIDOTnews. By registering with Twitter, users can establish their own pages and choose which sources to follow and thus receive information as soon as it is posted. The site even has tools to allow users to receive updates, commonly called “tweets” by text message on their cell phones. RIDOT strongly discourages motorists from accessing Twitter or any of these websites on their cell phone while driving.


Blogger
This service is more like a traditional web page but takes the form of a journal, known in Internet terminology as a “blog.” The RIDOT blog can be found at http://ridot1.blogspot.com. The page will be home to press releases and other announcements, and will feature slideshows of active RIDOT projects and videos. It also will host RIDOT’s video podcast series created in October 2007 to explain how the Iway will be built and its impact on Providence.


Facebook
This webpage is more of a closed network than Blogger and requires visitors to register for the service. It often requires visitors to request to be added to a group of individuals who can access the page, but the RIDOT page will be publicly accessible. The site is popular place to share information, pictures and videos with friends and family. The Department will use the site much like Blogger for listing of news and traffic advisories and graphics, videos and pictures, although it is more graphics-oriented than Blogger. To view RIDOT’s Facebook page, type Rhode Island Department of Transportation into the search field. If you chose to become a “fan” of the page, it allows for easier navigation.


MySpace
MySpace is similar to Facebook and involves a process of people choosing to be “friends” with a source and therefore having greater access to features the site offers. The page will host news and traffic information as well as graphics, videos and pictures. The RIDOT MySpace page is located at http://www.myspace.com/446120806.
RIDOT will continue to use its main website, www.dot.ri.gov, to provide a wide range of information related to the Department and its activities. This includes access to traffic cameras, traffic congestion information and other real-time information.
RIDOT also will continue to use its in-the-field tools for alerting motorists to important information through the use of electronic variable message boards, 511 and the Highway Advisory Radio system at 1630 AM. Additionally, RIDOT’s Customer Service office remains available at 401-222-2450 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007
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Dyer Avenue Bridge over the Pocasset in Cranston to be restricted to maximum of 18 tons

01-21-2009

On Friday, January 23, a crew from RIDOT’s Highway & Bridge Maintenance division will place barrels to narrow the roadway of the Dyer Avenue Bridge over the Pocasset River in Cranston, and will erect signs limiting the weight of vehicles on the bridge to 18 tons or less. Posting the bridge at a limited weight was deemed necessary due to recent inspection findings.
The bridge is located on Dyer Avenue, less than one-fourth mile north of Park Avenue (Route 12). The most recent traffic flow statistics, from 2007, show that 14,200 vehicles per day travel across the bridge.
Contact: Frances Segerson 401-222-1362 Ext. 4012

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF I-95 POSTPONED

Rhode IslandDOT News

RIDOT Release 7:09
January 21, 2009
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007

- MEDIA UPDATE -

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF I-95 POSTPONED
DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER UNTIL SUNDAY
Periodic closures needed over next few weeks

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that it will postpone this week’s scheduled overnight closures on I-95 South in Providence. The closures are being planned to allow for the safe demolition of the former Pine Street and Friendship Street overpasses.

Cold and snowy conditions earlier this week resulted in a delay in demolition of the Pine Street bridge’s deck, which must be completed before removal of steel beams begins. Deck removal only requires lane restrictions but beam removal requires full highway closures. RIDOT intends to begin these full closures on Sunday, January 25, 2009. Full closures also are likely during the week of February 1, 2009. RIDOT will announce a full schedule later this week.

RIDOT will continue bridge deck demolition and motorists can expect lane restrictions on I-95 North, I-95 South and the I-195 West to I-95 North connection during this phase of demolition. All lane restriction will begin at 8 p.m. and all full closures will begin at 11 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to be reopened by 5 a.m., prior to the morning commute.

This work is part of the Iway project. The overpasses are being demolished to allow RIDOT to continue construction of the new highway interchange for I-95 and I-195.

RIDOT will be using signage and electronic message boards to alert motorists of the closure and detour routes. Up-to-date traveler information will be available on the Department’s website, www.dot.ri.gov. Maps of the detours also will be available on the website later today. Information will also be accessible by dialing 511 (1-888-401-4511 for out of state callers), listening to 1630 AM on RIDOT’s Highway Advisory Radio, or by calling RIDOT’s Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

First month of new Iway ramp leads to reduction in congestion

A review of travel times on I-95 South and I-195 East during the first month of motorists using the new Exit 20 to the Iway saw an overall improvement in travel times and average speeds, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced.
In the first week, travel times during the afternoon commute from Exit 26 (Lonsdale Avenue) to the Washington Bridge (approximately 5 ½ miles) was reduced by almost 17 percent and average speed increased by about 16 percent. Over the course of a month, travel times were reduced by more than 20 percent and average speeds were almost 10 percent higher. Some of these travel times were adversely impacted by rain and snow storms over the past month. Therefore, RIDOT anticipates that the travel times and average speeds will improve even further after the winter.
These travel times represent a reduction in travel times as compared with the week before new Exit 20 opened to traffic on December 6. These statistics only provide a snap shot of traffic conditions.
“These numbers help show that the improved traffic flow using the Iway is contributing to a shorter commute with less congestion during the afternoon rush hour,” RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis said. “We are seeing the promise of safer, more efficient highway travel in Providence coming to fruition.”
The old Exit 20 was on the left-hand side of the highway since it was initially constructed more than 50 years ago. In placing the new exit on the right-hand side of the highway, as is more common in highway design, motorists have an easier ride with fewer lane changes. Motorists entering I-95 South from Route 146 or the Downtown ramps already are on the right side and they do not need to quickly change multiple lanes in a short distance to reach the I-195 East exit.
“We’re very pleased with how smoothly traffic has been moving during the first month of the new Exit 20 being open,” Lewis said. “We recognize this is a significant change in traffic patterns and urge motorists to continue to ‘Take the RIGHT way to the Iway’ for I-195 East and keep left for I-95 South.”
Contact: Charles St. Martin 401-222-1362 x4007

RIDOT Completes All Proposed Traffic Movements for Route 403 with Opening of Two New Ramps

In keeping with its commitment to complete all of the proposed traffic movements for the Route 403 Relocation Project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that tomorrow, Saturday January 10, 2009 it will open Exit 7A off of Route 4 Southbound for Route 402/ Frenchtown Road.
This will alleviate the detour at Exit 6 (Route 2/South County Trail) that motorists have currently been taking when wishing to reach Frenchtown Road. RIDOT will also open the exit ramp from Route 403 Westbound (leaving Quonset) to Route 4 Southbound. Due to the anticipated snowstorm for Saturday, the openings are weather permitting.
Currently only Route 4 Northbound is accessible from Route 403 Westbound. This additional ramp opening will also provide another way to reach Frenchtown Road from Quonset Point without using the local road system. Traffic leaving Quonset on Route 403 Westbound can take the new ramp to Route 4 Southbound and then take the Frenchtown Road exit rather than continuing onto Route 4 Southbound. With these two ramp openings scheduled for Saturday, all traffic movements will be completed on Route 403.
Final completion for the Route 403 Relocation Project is scheduled for mid 2009. Work will continue at the Devils Foot Road/School Street intersection in North Kingstown and this spring/summer additional paving work will take place on Routes 4 and 403.

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