East Providence News

6/14/2017 - 6/14/2017 Traffic Advisory-Newman Ave. Bridge

Traffic Advisory

2nd Closure of Newman Avenue Bridge in East Providence Scheduled for Tuesday, June 27 & Wednesday, June 28

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation today announced the second closure of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) at the Newman Avenue Bridge, from Barney St. to the Massachusetts State line.  The closure is scheduled to last for two days beginning on Tuesday, June 27th.

The structurally deficient Newman Ave. Bridge, built in 1934, carries approximately 9,000 vehicles per day on Newman Avenue over the 10 Mile River.  Through a $4.7 million, two-year construction contract with John Rocchio Corporation, $2.6 million of which represents the cost of construction, the Department is replacing the bridge using conventional construction methods. 

During the closure period, from June 27 through June 28, RIDOT will install concrete beams that will ultimately support the new bridge deck.  When Newman Ave. reopens to traffic, the alternating one-way traffic pattern is being used through the duration of the project will once again be in effect. 

During the close period, motorists are advised to follow the recommended detour using the turn-by-turn directions described below.  Local access will be maintained.  Get detour maps at www.riot.net/detourmaps

Please click here for full details on the Newman Avenue Bridge Closure, including detours.