BURRILLVILLE – A bridge that has recently been reduced to one lane to accommodate ongoing repairs will be closed completely for two nights in the beginning of June.
The Mohegan Bridge will be shut down entirely between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3 according to a note from the Burrillville Police Department.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation began a $10,400,000 project to reinforce the structurally deficient bridge, a steel structure built in 1966 that carries Route 102 over the Branch River, in April. The Bronco Highway bridge carries about 15,200 vehicles per day.
The northbound lane of the highway has been shut down since, with detours established at East Avenue and the Glendale Bypass. The detours will remain in place June 2 and 3, with no change for northbound travelers.
Any traffic approaching the Mohegan Bridge southbound will be detoured around the bridge, via Victory Highway. Drivers will then be able to return to Route 102 by the Glendale Bypass or East Avenue.
“Thank you for your cooperation,” noted BPD. “Stay safe!”