Tuesday, January 31, 2012

RIDOT to Temporarily Close Portion of I-95 in Pawtucket During Early Morning Hours

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close portions of I-95 North and South in Pawtucket during the early morning hours on Wednesday, February 1, Thursday, February 2, and Friday, February 3, 2012. The temporary closure is necessary to complete the installation of the new beams that will ultimately carry northbound traffic on George Street. RIDOT is replacing the George Street Bridge as part of the Pawtucket River Bridge Replacement Project.

The scheduled closure of I-95 North and I-95 South in Pawtucket is as follows:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 and Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. I-95 North between Exit 27 (George Street, Cedar Street, McCoy Stadium, Downtown Pawtucket, North Providence) and Exit 28 (RI Route 114/School Street, Slater Mill, McCoy Stadium, Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket) will be closed.

Friday, February 3, 2012 from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. I-95 South between Exit 27 (George Street, Cedar Street, McCoy Stadium, Downtown Pawtucket, North Providence) and the on-ramp from Cedar Street.

The current truck detour will not be affected. The car detour is as follows:

I-95 South Detour:

• Take Exit 27 • Go straight on Cedar Street • Slight left onto I-95 South

I-95 North Detour:

• Take Exit 27 • Go straight on Marrin Street • Continue straight through the traffic signal at George Street (Marrin Street becomes Grace Street) • Continue straight through the signals at Pleasant Street, Water Street, and School Street • Left on Prospect Street • Right on Vernon Street on-ramp to I-95 North

Motorists with questions can contact RIDOT's Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information will be available on RIDOT's website (www.dot.ri.gov) and its social media sites on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Blogger.

Friday, January 27, 2012

RIDOT's Weekly Traffic Forecast

RIDOT's Weekly Traffic Forecast for Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2012 is now available at: http://www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories/default.asp.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Traffic Advisory Update:

Regional Restrictions - West Bay

Warwick: Jefferson Blvd. SB, from Maple St. to the Rte. 37 overpass, right lane closed for drainage work, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Traffic Advisory Update:

Interstate Highway Restrictions
East Providence: I-195 WB, from Broadway to India Point Park Pedestrian Bridge, left lane and shoulder closures for bridge inspection, Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; right lane and shoulder closures for bridge inspection, Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Traffic Advisory Update:

Interstate Highway Restrictions
Smithfield: I-295 NB, at Exit 8 (Rte. 7), right lane closed for bridge work Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Regional Restrictions - West Bay
Warwick: Rte. 113 WB (Main Ave.), from Industrial Dr. to Groveland Ave., right lane closed for drainage work Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, January 20, 2012

RIDOT's Weekly Traffic Forecast

RIDOT's Weekly Traffic Forecast for January 21-27, 2012 is now available at: http://www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories/default.asp.

Friday, January 13, 2012

RIDOT’s Traffic Forecast for January 14-January 20, 2012 is now available at: http://bit.ly/bMWHHW

Wednesday, January 11, 2012



RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis speaks in front of the new travel information wall at T.F. Green Airport.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Traffic Advisory Update: School Street exit closure in Pawtucket rescheduled in advance of inclement weather

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has rescheduled a previously planned closure of I-95 North Exit 28 (School Street) in Pawtucket. The work will now take place one day earlier, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.

The closure was rescheduled because of weather forecasts predicting rain on Thursday. Another closure may be necessary from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012, to complete additional paving work.

For more information, please see 1.usa.gov/w8gUTV.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Traffic Advisory: RIDOT to temporarily close School Street Exit on I-95 North for bridge construction

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to close I-95 North Exit 28 (School Street) in Pawtucket from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, and Friday, January 13, 2012.

The closure will allow for paving operations on a bridge structure that will temporarily service traffic on I-95 North during the construction of the new Pawtucket River Bridge. The daytime work is necessary because temperatures are too cold for paving during overnight hours.

Please see http://t.co/ek6GD7ZW.

Friday, January 6, 2012

RIDOT’s Traffic Forecast for January 7-January 13, 2012 is now available at: http://bit.ly/bMWHHW

Thursday, January 5, 2012

RIDOT honored by Providence Journal

RIDOT thanks @ProJo for the "bouquet of roses" it gave us for our "pleasant design & management" of the Iway. http://t.co/31doSiH4

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

RIDOT to receive 2011 IRF GRAA Award in Asphalt Research

On Monday, December 19, 2011, the International Road Federation (IRF) announced the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) as one of the winners of the 2011 Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) in the category of research. Eight countries and nine projects were represented this year. Awarded projects were chosen by an internati...onal panel of judges whose expertise lies in the industry of roadway development.

Along with RIDOT, the GRAA will be presented jointly to the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC) on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 for their project "Simulating Asphalts on the Molecular Level."

Please see: http://1.usa.gov/xtNjtz for full press release.

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