Newport Pell Bridge to shut center lanes for construction

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says construction is closing the center lanes on the Newport side of the Newport Pell Bridge.

The installation of an anchoring system has begun in Newport and an anchoring system is to be installed next week in Jamestown.

Beginning April 6, installation will begin for a median on the bridge

Commuters are advised to expect delays.

Construction is expected to last until mid-May. Progress on the median barrier installation can be followed on RITBA’s Facebook page and Twitter feed and by visiting

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