RIDOT to lift lane restrictions on I-195 East and West in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said Monday that the current lane restrictions on I-195 East between the Gano Street exit and the I-95 Interchange in Providence will be lifted early next week.

The eastbound lane will be cleared in time for Monday morning’s commute, and the westbound lane will follow on Tuesday.

Before the restrictions are lifted, there will be lane closures beginning at 8 p.m.m on Sunday night in the eastbound lane and Monday night in the westbound lane to remove the temporary barrier and restripe the roadway. The DOT says all work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Permanent lane striping is set to take place on Tuesday, causing more overnight lane closures.

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The preventative maintenance work on I-195 began in May. Drivers are reminded to keep an eye out for crews as they make their way through the work zone. The DOT asks drivers to remain in their lane, as all go through.