PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Blame it on the rain.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is postponing the launch of its Route 6/10 Interchange rebuild – along with the planned off-ramp closure and resulting detour – by one day, moving it all from Friday, Nov. 9, to Saturday, Nov. 10, due to possible heavy rain in the forecast. Much of the first tasks were painting road stripes, and the rain would interfere with the process, RIDOT said.
The state’s highway message boards have been changed to reflect the postponement.
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The Broadway off-ramp from Route 6 East to the 6/10 Connector going toward Providence will be closed on Saturday, and will stay closed for about two years, with a detour taking traffic down the Hartford Avenue exit and Olneyville Square.
A temporary section of Route 10 North, built right next to the current roadway, will be opened during low-volume travel times – evenings and overnights – and will include a temporary exit to Westminster Street.
The lane shift on the ramp from the connector to Route 6 West originally set for Saturday will now take place Sunday.
RIDOT is repairing several corroding bridges. The entire project is expected to be finished by the fall of 2023.