Gano Street Exit Ramp To Close Temporarily

The closing of the Gano Street off-ramp was originally scheduled for last Friday, but the work was delayed due to weather. The closing will reportedly take place on Monday . . . or soon. This portion of the project should last two months, after which the off-ramp will reopen. From the RIDOT:

The ramp closes Friday as part of RIDOT’s $78 million rehabilitation of the Washington Bridge in East Providence, which carries I-195 over the Seekonk River. The project, which began in 2021, includes a new lane on the bridge and exit to Waterfront Drive in East Providence.

During the two-month Gano Street off-ramp closure, RIDOT will replace bridge joints and pave the bridge.

Go here for a map of the alternate route. Drive past the closed Gano Street ramp and keep going to the next exit.

During the Gano Street ramp closure, motorists will follow the same detour used during earlier ramp closures via the South Main Street (Exit 1C) off-ramp, Pike Street, South Water Street and India Street to return to Gano Street.

The state maintains live traffic cams for the metropolitan area, with one specifically for (Exit 1D) Gano Street, but it won’t open for me. (The page is still in Beta.) But I notice that the thumbnails update every few minutes so that might be enough.

The project is expected to be completed by 2026. RIDOT posts updates on FB.

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