Henderson Bridge lane closures to go into effect on Monday

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced the start of lane closures as part of its $84.4 million Henderson Bridge Replacement Project, in East Providence and Providence.

The following changes are expected to go into effect on Monday:

  • The Henderson Expressway eastbound toward East Providence will be reduced from two lanes to one lane from the access road from Waterman Avenue in Providence to Massasoit Avenue in East Providence.
  • The Henderson Expressway westbound toward Providence just prior to South Angell Street in Providence will be reduced from two lanes to one lane.
  • Massasoit Avenue in East Providence in both directions will be reduced from two lanes to one lane at the Henderson Bridge interchange, between Wilmarth Avenue and Dexter Road.

RIDOT said the lane closures will allow the department to build connector roads and other changes in effort to advance a traffic shift on the bridge in mid-January.

The department said they will “maintain one lane in each direction on the southern side of the bridge, allowing it to demolish and rebuild the northern section.”

RIDOT says this change will be in place for the next two years.

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