Department of Transportation to shift travel lanes in Cumberland

This is a photo of the Department of Transportation in Providence. (WLNE)

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be shifting travel lanes in Cumberland this Friday.

The Department of Transportation said Tuesday the lanes on Mendon Road — Route 122 — at the Mendon Road Bridge over Interstate 295 onto the northbound lanes of the bridge will shift to start a phased replacement of its deck and superstructure.

This $17.6 million construction project in Cumberland started last year by closing one travel lane in each direction to remove parts of the bridge’s center median and to prepare for demolition this spring.

The Department of Transportation said Friday’s new lane shift will not cause any delays. The shift is expected to stay that way until the end of the year.

After that, the Department of Transportation said it will shift traffic onto the newly rebuilt portion of the bridge and demolish and replace the superstructure on the other side.

That phase will be done in late 2024 and the final completion is expected in May 2025.

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