Traffic changes set for Route 6/10 Interchange project
Officials with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation said Friday warned drivers Friday that significant changes are coming to the Route 6/10 Connector as part of a reconstruction project to address decades of neglect.
The changes that start Nov. 9 will affect drivers on Route 6 east and west and Route 10 north and south. Some are expected to be in place for about two years.
"We're expecting delays in the range of about 6 to 10 minutes depending upon what phase of construction that were in," RIDOT Director Peter Alviti said.
Delays are also dependent on weather and other unpredictable circumstances.
The Broadway off-ramp coming from Route 6 east into Providence will be closed for about two years. The suggested detour: Drivers should get off earlier at Hartford Avenue, which will eventually get them to Broadway.
That's just part of the work.
"During the next week, we'll have more intense discussion as to exactly what to expect," Alviti said.
Some other traffic pattern adjustments near the Route 6/10 interchange are expected to last a year.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2023, and as of now it's not running over its $410 million budget.
Officials said they've taken steps to make sure the change in traffic pattern goes smoother than traffic changes recently did on Interstate 195 near the Washington Bridge.