RIDOT announced today that the old Route 195 bridge over Wickenden Street will begin being dismantled Sunday (01/10) evening.
RIDOT expects this work will take approximately one week to complete, with lane restrictions in place Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Additional work may be needed the following week, however, RIDOT expects that will take place during the daytime and not require any lane closures.
As always, RIDOT points out this work will be weather dependent.
The contracts to demolish the rest of old Route 195 and to rebuild the Wickenden Street intersection have yet to be awarded.
This demolition work is not part of the more extensive demolition contract that RIDOT will advertise and award this spring that will raze the majority of the old I-195 highway. RIDOT also will make further improvements to the intersections of Wickenden Street and Benefit Street and Wickenden Street and South Main Street under a separate contract.