JOHNSTON, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin milling and paving operations on both I-295 and Greenville Avenue (Route 5) at the Greenville Avenue Bridge in Johnston starting Sunday, June 6.
The first week will focus on milling operations on both directions of I-295 at Exit 10. The second week, starting June 13, RIDOT will start paving the highway and finish by the end of that week.
Around June 16, RIDOT will close Greenville Avenue at the I-295 overpass for two consecutive nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for resurfacing. Westbound traffic will use the I-295 North on-ramp, get off at Exit 12A (Route 44/Putnam Pike), and use I-295 South to Exit 10 to get back to Greenville Avenue. Eastbound traffic will use I-295 South, get off at Exit 9C (Route 6/Hartford Avenue), and use I-295 North to Exit 10 to Greenville Avenue.
The Greenville Avenue Bridge is 50 years old and carries 78,000 vehicles every day, according to RIDOT. The $16.5 million project to restore the bridge is scheduled to be completed in fall 2022.
The replacement of the Greenville Avenue Bridge is made possible by RhodeWorks, RIDOT’s commitment to modernizing and repairing Rhode Island’s transportation infrastructure and promoting economic development.