By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island transportation officials say the deteriorating condition of the Route 6/Route 10 interchange is prompting them to restrict truck travel in that area as a precaution.
The state Department of Transportation said Friday that trucks traveling east on Route 6 and south on the Route 6/Route 10 connector should use only the right travel lane beginning this weekend.
Transportation officials say the Huntington Viaduct, which carries the highways and connecting ramps, is structurally deficient and in need of rehabilitation.'' The viaduct was built in 1951.
RIDOT says it will seek to shore up the structure on a temporary basis until the deficiencies can be permanently addressed.