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195 Wickenden Street exit to close temporarily this weekend

RIDOT will be closing Exit 2 (South Main Street) off of Route 195 westbound this weekend. The closure will allow RIDOT to reconfigure the ramp and prepare for further demolition of the old Route 195.

RIDOT:

On Friday night, June 4, RIDOT will begin a weekend-long operation to relocate the ramp for Exit 2 (South Main Street) from I-195 West. The ramp’s entrance and exit point will be changing, and for the first time there will be a traffic signal at the end of the ramp.

In order to complete the work necessary to relocate the ramp, RIDOT will close Exit 2 for the entire weekend. The ramp will be reopened before the morning commute on Monday, June 7. Motorists seeking access to the East Side of Providence should use Exit 3 (Gano Street) or Exit 1A (Point Street) during this time.

Exit 2 currently carries motorists on a bridge over Wickenden Street and then merges into South Main Street. The new off ramp will meet Wickenden Street at a traffic signal. The new intersection will feature three lanes, and allow access to Wickenden Street, Point Street and South Main Street in the following manner:

  • Left lane is for left turns onto Point Street. Motorists also can proceed straight onto South Main Street.
  • Center lane allows through traffic onto South Main Street only.
  • Right lane allows right turns onto Wickenden Street only and provides access to Benefit Street.

Images from RIDOT


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