Street closings have already begun along two sections of Atwells Avenue. In an effort to expand the outdoor seating potential of this restaurant-dense stretch, the city will be rerouting traffic so tables can be set up in the street. According to WPRI News:
From 3:30 p.m. to midnight, Atwells Avenue will be closed from Bradford Street to Dean Street and from Dean Street to Lily Street.
The “Al Fresco Dining” experience will be available between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, ending in October.
In other words, traffic will still be able to cross Atwells on Dean Street.
5pm to 11pm, starts Friday, June 19, Atwells Avenue, (directions)