RIDOT to repair I-95 Wood River Valley Bridge

The department will replace portions of the superstructure of the 270-ft-long bridge and perform concrete repairs

Bridge Construction News November 26, 2018
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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recently announced the start of bridge rehabilitation work for the Wood River Valley Bridge on I-95 in the southern part of the state.

 

The large structure carries I-95 over Mechanic Street and the Wood River between Hopkinton and Richmond. The $16.8 million project is one of a dozen design-build projects underway this year and next. For this project, RIDOT contracted with a design-building team earlier this year to complete all steps necessary prior to breaking ground.

 

The initial construction activities begin the week of Nov. 26 and will involve a shift to the right for both northbound and southbound travel on I-95. Lanes will be narrowed and shoulders will be closed.

 

Throughout the duration of the project, traffic on Mechanic Street under the bridge will be reduced to a single-lane alternating traffic pattern, controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

 

During the project, RIDOT will replace portions of the superstructure of the 270-ft-long bridge and perform concrete repairs. The bridge was built in 1953 and carries about 50,000 vehicles per day. The project should wrap up in Fall 2019.

 

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Source: RIDOT

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