NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced that a lane split will be implemented by the bridge project on Great Road beginning this Sunday.
General travel for motorists will not be affected according to RIDOT, however, access may be hindered for larger trucks attempting to access Lapre Road, which may have to use Hillview Avenue.
The lane split will go into effect on Sunday, Oct. 30 and remain in place for two weeks.
RIDOT officials said after the two weeks, the two travel lanes will shift back together closer to Lapre to establish a work zone on the far side of the bridge.
The news follows a second announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 25 that Route 146 will have nighttime lane and road closures beginning the same day.