PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Bridge work could cause some traffic headaches on your drive into the capital city. Providence commuters are strongly advised to find alternate routes during the closure of Glenbridge Avenue.
RIDOT says the road closure near Route 6 will be in place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7. The week-long closure is needed for a rapid replacement of the Glenbridge Avenue Bridge. During that time, RIDOT will periodically close other roads in the area, including Route 6.
Crews plan to demolish the old bridge then slide the newly built bridge into place.
Traffic will be detoured around the area using Hartford Avenue, Killingly Street, Greenville Avenue and Manton Avenue.
The 53 year-old Glenbridge Avenue Bridge carries roughly 14,000 vehicles daily, according to RIODT. The bridge project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.