Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Span will allow traffic with weight restrictions for about a year before a permanent fix.
UPDATE - April 25: The DOT announced today that Manville Hill Road Bridge has reopened to traffic. The structure still carries the 10-ton weight limit put into place prior to its closure. April 24: The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) plans to open the Manville Hill Road Bridge this week, according to Rep. Mia A. Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln). Exact details of the opening are still being worked out, but the representative said area businesses can at least find comfort in knowing that traffic will be somewhat restored shortly. “They’re putting the finishing touches on the temporary fix, but we should see that bridge open again by the end of the week,” Representative Ackerman said. “It’s going to remain open …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation issues its weekly list of construction projects and road closures.
The DOT has released the following information on local road closures and projects along Rtes. 295 and 146: Cumberland/Lincoln: Motorists traveling I-295 NB, fromExit 9 (Rte. 146) to Exit 10 (Rte. 122/Mendon Rd.), are nowusing the right lanes. The left lane crossover is closed. Trucktraffic is no longer restricted, and Exit 10 is open to all traffic. Cumberland/Lincoln: Motorists traveling I-295 SB, fromExit 11 (Rte. 114/Diamond Hill Rd.) to Exit 9 (Rte. 146), are now using the left lanes. Scituate: Colvin St. NB & SB, from Jackson Flat Rd. to GreenLane, right shoulder closed for bridge inspection, Wednesdayfrom 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cumberland/Lincoln: The Manville Hill Road Bridge, whichcarries Manville Hill Road over the Blackstone …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Bridge repairs to begin this summer, immediate work will help minimize downtime.
Rte. 99 will get some extra traffic detoured by the closure of Manville Hill Road Bridge on the Cumberland/Lincoln line, effective this afternoon. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it will close the State-owned bridge. The 58-year-old bridge carries Manville Hill Road over the Blackstone River, the Blackstone River Bikeway and the Providence & Worcester Railroad. During a bridge inspection this week, engineers noted steel and bridge beam deterioration significant enough to require the Department to close the bridge. The 233-foot long bridge carries 4,300 vehicles per day. “We regret any inconvenience this closure may cause the two host communities. However, safety is our first priority,” said …
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 …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Section will be closed until Friday at 6 p.m.
If you're planning a weekday bike ride south of the city on the Blackstone River Bikeway between now and Friday, you're going to have to map out a detour around Ashton and Albion. The bikeway will close tonight at 6 p.m. between the two villages, from Front Street in Cumberland (at the Ashton Viaduct) to School Street in Lincoln. The closure will allow the RIDOT to work on part of the Blackstone Viaduct project (I-295 near Exit 10 on the Lincoln/Cumberland line) on the highway bridge, which passes over the path, without endangering bikepath patrons. The section of the path will re-open 6 p.m. on Friday, June 29.