Crews set to begin extensive work on Jamestown Bridge

The Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge crosses Narragansett Bay, connecting North Kingstown and Jamestown. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — An extensive upgrade project began Tuesday on the Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge.

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority said work on the bridge was expected to take about six weeks. Crews will repair parts of the concrete deck, damaged guardrails and expansion joints. They will also replace steel hatches and drainage troughs.

RITBA says crews will have to periodically close certain lanes on the bridge, based on the following schedule.

  • Eastbound lanes will be periodically closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Westbound lanes will be periodically closed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In addition, RITBA says the inside high-speed eastbound lane will be closed for a week, starting Monday, Oct. 19. It’s scheduled to reopen on Sunday, Oct. 25.

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