PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation announced that a quarter-mile lane closure in both directions on Route 6, west of the Hartford Avenue exit, will begin May 20 for eastbound traffic and May 21 for westbound traffic.
The traffic pattern, which will shift traffic to the left and reduce the number of travel lanes from three to two in both directions, is part of the Woonasquatucket River Bridge rehabilitation and will remain in place until the end of the year. The lanes will then shift to the right. The project is expected to be finished in spring 2021.
As Route 6 is already closed down to two lanes for the Route 6/10 interchange work zone, the lane closures will just lengthen the three-to-two-lane shift, RIDOT said, with eastbound traffic encountering the lane closure sooner than is the case with the current configuration.
The bridge rehabilitation project is estimated to cost $10.8 million.