EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Work on the Pawtucket Avenue bridge in East Providence resumed Friday night, which means another weekend of tough travel through the area.
The bridge – which carries the busy roadway over I-195 – will be closed for this weekend and the six weekends that follow as crews work to demolish and replace it.
The normally four-lane Pawtucket Avenue was reduced to two lanes this week and was closed completely starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Traffic is being routed around the bridge using Grosvenor and Warren Avenues.
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The construction work also affects the highway below. Both directions will be reduced to two lanes and those entering the highway from the East Shore Expressway and Warren Avenue on-ramps will have to yield to traffic.
The bridge is expected to reopen once work wraps up early Monday morning.