BURRILLVILLE – Starting Monday, April 24 and lasting through Friday, April 28, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will once again close Route 102 in both directions at the Mohegan Bridge in Burrillville.
According to RIDOT, the closure is necessary to allow the department to safely waterproof and pave the bridge deck, its approaches, and the intersection with Route 7.
During the closure, motorists on Route 102 north and south will again follow Victory Highway to Route 7 to get back onto Route 102. Temporary traffic signals will be in use along the detour route to aid all motorists, but RIDOT notes that travel-time delays are likely, averaging about 10 minutes during the busiest morning commuting hours. A detour map is available at ridot.net/detourmaps.
RIDOT reopened the Mohegan Bridge in January to restore two-way traffic ahead of the project completion date this spring. Now that construction season has begun, RIDOT reportedly plans to complete the paving and finalize construction. In addition to replacing the bridge, the $10.6 million project includes new guardrail and drainage improvements.
The Mohegan Bridge carries about 15,200 vehicles per day over the Branch River in Burrillville.
All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.