State to close highway in East Providence for bridge work

By The Associated Press


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The state is closing a stretch of highway in East Providence to demolish a bridge.

 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it’s temporarily closing Interstate 195 between the Washington Bridge and the Broadway on-ramp beginning Monday.

The DOT is demolishing the structurally deficient Parkway Ramp Bridge.

It plans to close the highway from midnight through 4 a.m., when traffic is the lightest.

I-195 West will be closed on Monday and Tuesday at midnight. I-195 East will close on Wednesday at midnight.

The schedule depends on the weather and is subject to change.

Traffic on I-195 West will use Exit 6 and follow a detour route to return to the highway.

 Traffic on I-195 East will use Exit 5.