RIDOT to close bridges for safety railing renovations

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LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that two historic bridges on the Lincoln/Cumberland town line will be closed in April.

The bridges, carrying School Street over the Blackstone River and Blackstone Canal in the village of Albion, will be closed for renovations beginning April 15th.

During the closure, RIDOT will renovate pedestrian and vehicle safety railings, preserving as much of the original material as possible.

A detour will be put in place during the project. Motorists can use Old River Road, George Washington Highway and Mendon Road to bypass the closure. A full detour map is available at www.ridot.net/detourmaps.

RIDOT said the project will be finished in the Fall.

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