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

November 26, 2018
bridge construction Rhode Island

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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