TIVERTON — The on-ramp from Main Road westbound onto the Sakonnet River Bridge is expected to open Wednesday morning, May 29, after striping of the roadway the night before is completed, Rose Amoros, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) spokesman said Thursday afternoon.
Bad weather has delayed the project for nearly a week. Final striping operations are weather-dependent and done at night to lessen the impact on traffic on Route 24.
The Main Road on-ramp “is an entirely new ramp,” Charles St. Martin, another RIDOT spokesman said last Tuesday. “It is positioned to line up with the new alignment of the Sakonnet River Bridge and Route 24. It also includes a much longer acceleration lane than the ramp it originally replaced, and will make it easier for traffic to merge with Route 24 South.”
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