RIDOT announces overnight lane closures to install truck toll gantries

PROVIDENCE – A series of lane closures are planned for a section of Interstate 95 in southern Rhode Island to install the first two gantries for all-electronic tractor trailer-only tolling, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Friday.

Daytime single-lane closures are scheduled on I-95 north and south Monday, Feb. 12,  through Friday, Feb. 16, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., approximately one mile north of exit 2 as well as approximately three miles south of exit 5.

On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., RIDOT will close a single lane on I-95 south in preparation for installation in the location nearer to exit 5. From 1-3 a.m., RIDOT will temporarily conduct a full highway closure that will cause an estimated 15-minute delay with the use of a rolling roadblock.

The same schedule will be followed on I-95 north on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the location north of exit 2.

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On Feb. 20, single-lane closures will be required from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for overhead gantry installation in the location near exit 2. Brief on-ramp closures at exits 3, 4 and 5 are planned.

The schedule is weather-dependent. Following installation, the tolling system will be tested. A go-live date has not been decided, RIDOT noted.