Saturday, November 17, 2012
Workers to set up new traffic pattern between exits 9 and 10.
OK, Woonsocket drivers — plan your Sunday travels carefully, and be prepared for some changes if you're headed south on Rte. 295. As part of the reconstruction of the Blackstone Viaduct between Exit 9 (Route 146) and Exit 10 (Route 122/Mendon Road) on I-295 in Cumberland/Lincoln, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced overnight work to set up a new traffic pattern will start Sunday, Nov, 18 at about 9 p.m. According to the DOT, Motorists should expect delays. The new traffic pattern should be in effect by the morning commute on Monday, Nov. 19. With the new traffic pattern, the left high speed lane will be closed, with the two existing right lanes of the I-295 Northbound mainline remaining open. Truck …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Traffic will be diverted to Exit 9 (Rte. 146).
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close Exit 8B off of I-295 North in Smithfield for drainage work on Tuesday, July 17, Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Exit 8B leads to Route 7 North towards North Smithfield and Bryant University. During the closure, motorists are advised to take Exit 9 (Route 146) to I-295 South to Exit 8B. Those with questions can contact RIDOT’s Customer Service office at 401-222-2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information can be found on RIDOT’s social media sites Twitter and Facebook. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
State Police, DEM, DOT responded to scene, cleared by 10:35 a.m.
State Police responded to a construction truck rollover on Rte. 99 this morning that chewed up the road, spilled diesel fuel and blocked traffic for about five hours. State Police Capt. Ernest Quarry said a company truck operated by Cosco rolled on Rte. 99 north at 5:15 a.m. today, due to what he said they suspect was operator error. State Police are still investigating the cause, he said. The Valley Breeze has posted a photo of the scene. There was a lot of equipment on the truck, Quarry said, and the rollover spread it across the road. One piece of equipment, an auger, or construction drill, did some damage when it left the truck. "We suspect the auger chewed up the roadway pretty bad," Quarry said. The truck also spilled diesel fuel …