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      Barton Corner Bridge project begins Monday

      Barton Bridge Project

      The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has started the Barton Corner Bridge Rapid Replacement project on Monday.

      The bridge carries about 72,000 cars a day on Interstate 95 over Route 2 on the Warwick and West Warwick town line.

      The project will impact traffic on Route 2, Route 4, and I-95, as well as access roads.

      Plans are to have the bridge ripped out and replaced over the next 11 days. Route 2 will be torn up.

      The project has short phases, each with ramp and lane closures over the next few days.

      Over the duration of the project, I-95 South at exit 8 to Route 2 north will be closed.

      The on-ramp from Route 2 north to I-95 South will be closed.

      Access to I-95 South from Route 2 north will be available using the current on-ramp from Route 2 south. A temporary traffic light will be installed to help with the new traffic pattern.

      The on-ramp from Route 2 south to I-95 South and the off-ramp from I-95 North to Route 2 south will remain open.

      Expect traffic on I-95 to be shifted with periodic lane closures.

      Drivers should plan on delays and congestion. All businesses along Route 2 will remain open.

      For a full list of road, ramp and lane closures and detours, visit the RIDOT website.

      For full camera views and more information:

      Barton Corner Bridge Camera

      Barton Corner Bridge Project