The work to repair the state’s crumbling bridges moves forward focusing on structures in the Hope Valley area of the state.
This week, Department of Transportation officials partially closed the Wyoming Bridge located near the Richmond/Hopkinton town lines.
The bridge carries traffic on Route 3 and Route 138 over the Wood River.
The closure will affect traffic heading *west* only, lasting several months.
Repairs to the deteriorating bridge will include paving, curbing, sidewalks and railings.
Here’s a look at the detour you can expect heading in this direction.
– Take a right onto Bridge Street
– Left onto Bank Street
– Back to Rte. 3
The partial closure is part of a multi-bridge repair project in the area.
RIDOT will also be making improvements on the Hope Valley Bridge, the Flat River Bridge, Hopkins Hollow Bridge and the Spears Bridge. The timeline of work is still being determined.
The good news is that those bridges will not require closures.
The entire project is expected to cost $4.2 million and will be complete by Fall 2019.
The bridge repair project is part of the RhodeWorks initiative to fix the state’s crumbling bridges.