RIDOT announces lane changes for Henderson Bridge

Due to ongoing reconstruction of East Providence-Providence span

Posted 1/17/20

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced there will be a single lane and right shoulder closure at the on-ramp coming from the East Side of Providence to the …

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RIDOT announces lane changes for Henderson Bridge

Due to ongoing reconstruction of East Providence-Providence span

Posted

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced there will be a single lane and right shoulder closure at the on-ramp coming from the East Side of Providence to the Henderson Bridge heading back to East Providence on Mondays to Thursdays until the end of January 2020.

The closure is part of the reconstruction of the span announced in February of 2019. At that time, RIDOT announced it had received an influx of federal funding thanks in part to the effort of U.S. Senator Jack Reed, who was able to help earmark almost $55 million for the project through the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The newfound cash accelerated plans to replace the 52-year-old structure, which was slated to occur by 2025 as part of the DOT’s “RhodeWorks” plan. Replacement of the structurally deficient bridge is estimated to cost between $60-70 million.

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