Pawtucket River Bridge construction prompts road closures

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Remember all the detours caused by the Iway project? Well, something similar is about to start in Pawtucket.

A portion of Taft Street will be closed today in Pawtucket, the first of many road closures prompted by the replacement of the Pawtucket River Bridge. This section of road will remain closed for approximately three years.

Frank Corrao, project manager for the state transportation department, says the new Pawtucket River Bridge will not only be a functional, but aesthetic improvement.

Corrao says the current, bridge is the only one on Interstate 95 from Maine to Florida with a weight restriction.

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