WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — Traffic will be shifting on the Victory Highway Bridge starting Thursday as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) continues to reconstruct the bridge.
The department of transportation said traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed side of the bridge as the other side of the bridge is demolished and rebuilt. The bridge carries more than 9,000 motorists each day on Route 102 over I-95 in West Greenwich.
According to the department of transportation, the shift in traffic will be complete by the end of the week. All on and off-ramps will remain open through the changes, and two-way traffic will be maintained.
The department of transportation originally planned to shift traffic over to the north side of the bridge this summer, but officials said the reconstruction project is ahead of schedule.
The bridge was built in 1969, but has been classified by the department of transportation as structurally deficient since 1995.
Reconstruction of the bridge is occurring in several phases. Crews plan to resurface the Route 102 ramps, replace signing, striping and guardrails and complete minor landscaping and draining work.
The bridge reconstruction project is part of the state’s RhodeWorks program.