A major highway construction project begins today in Providence. The Atwells Avenue bridge will be closed for the next year.
The $2.5 million project will replace portions of the bridge damaged by flooding in 2010. The bridge carries Atwells Avenue over the Woonsaquatucket River in Providence. During construction east and westbound traffic will be detoured around the bridge, and nearby bus stops will be relocated. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says it will cut construction time by half by closing the bridge completely.
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