- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is reconfiguring the lanes on Interstate 95 in Providence to replace a bridge.

The state Department of Transportation says the new traffic pattern begins Saturday on the northbound side at Exit 19 and Sunday on the southbound side after Exit 19.

Barriers will split the lanes so there are two lanes on the left and one lane on the right. Large trucks must use the right.

It’ll stay that way for about three months.

The interstate is the main highway through Rhode Island. The DOT says traffic delays are likely and drivers should seek alternate routes.

The state is replacing the structurally-deficient Blackstone Street Bridge. Exits and on-ramps will remain open.

The DOT says it may close lanes in both directions on some nights.

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