Lane shift at exit 38A in Providence to start tonight

Construction at the exit. (Rhode Island Department of Transportation)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Department of Transportation will make changes to the off-ramp at Exit 38A in Providence to open a new ramp bridge starting tonight.

The opening of the bridge on Interstate 95 will begin at 9 p.m. and requires shifting traffic to the left of the current lanes to Route 146 as well as a lane reduction, the department said.

Drivers should expect congestion, and can avoid the construction by taking either the Charles Street, Branch Avenue or North Main Street on-ramps.

The department expects both lanes of the new bridge to be open early Monday morning.

The old ramp bridge will be demolished and new lanes will be built as part of a new collector-distributor road being constructed alongside I-95 north, the department added.

The project is part of the $265 million I-95 North Viaduct project.

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