I-95 north in Exeter closed this weekend for bridge replacement

Interstate 95 north in Exeter will be closed this weekend for a bridge replacement project. (WJAR)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is reminding drivers that Interstate 95 north in the Exeter-West Greenwich area will be closed for 56 hours this weekend. Traffic will be detoured onto Route 3.

The DOT is replacing the Tefft Hill Trail Bridge. The department says the "rapid bridge replacement" strategy will save $1 million and avoid four months of highway delays.

The DOT said the highway closure is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Friday and that all travel lanes will be reopened at 5 a.m. Monday.

During the closure, all northbound traffic will be required to take exit 4 to Route 3 north. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich. Passenger vehicles will continue along Route 3 north and use the exit 6 interchange, also in West Greenwich.

A map detailing the detour routes for both cars and trucks can be found on the RIDOT website.

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