- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state Department of Transportation will make its second attempt to move traffic on an Interstate 95 lane onto a newly built Providence Viaduct bridge after the first try resulted in delays and driver confusion.

The Providence Journal (https://bit.ly/2euMDUl ) reports that one of three southbound through-traffic lanes will be re-routed from the old bridge to the new bridge starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

DOT officials say they will move the same plan to Saturday night if wet weather is in the forecast.

A traffic jam ensued Tuesday when the agency began transitioning lanes on I-95 South at Exit 21 to the new bridge. Southbound traffic was split in half, with two lanes on the old bridge and two lanes on the new bridge.

The department restored the original traffic pattern.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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