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Newport Pell Bridge Deck Repair Project


May 2019 - Early August 2019: Preliminary Work

August 2019 - December 2020: Deck Rehabilitation Work 


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Current Project Updates

*NPB Deck Repair Project - May 6, 2019*

-A Press Release has been issued concerning the Newport Pell Bridge Deck Repair Project.  To read the release, CLICK HERE



Project Description

The Newport Pell Bridge Deck Replacement Project consists of work performed on the Newport Pell Bridge within spans 2E to 22E (beginning where the bridge cable meets the road deck and moving 4500 feet towards Newport). The work to be performed includes the following as outlined below:

  • Partial depth hydro-demolition and replacement of the concrete on single lanes of the roadway deck. 
  • Full depth demolition and replacement of reinforced concrete joint headers and installation of new joint seals at some piers
  • Other miscellaneous repairs/work items


Project Phases

Early May - Early August 2019: 

  • Installation of temporary traffic management signs to help keep travel safe
  • Installation of permanent digital lane control signals on the bridge (in the future, they will indicate whether a lane is open or closed and will show other traffic related information
  • Perform expansion joint header repair on the road deck
  • Perform routine maintenance

Early August 2019 - December 2020:

  • Resume hydro demolition of single lanes of the bridge deck. Please check back for updates about new traffic patterns and lane restrictions. Information will be updated after May 1, 2019.

Traffic Implications

  • Lane Closures May - Early August 2019:  Single Lane Closures during non-rush hours
  • Lane Closures Early August 2019 - December 2020: Single lane permanent lane closure will go into effect. Contraflow traffic controls will allow 2 lanes of traffic Eastbound into Newport and 1 lane out during morning rush hours (6:00am to 9:00am) and 2 lanes of traffic Westbound out of Newport and 1 lane in during evening rush hours (3:00pm to 6:00pm). Traffic may be reduced to a single lane in each direction from 9:00am to 3:00pm weekedays and overnight Sunday through Thursday from 7:00pm to 5:30am.  Other lane closures may also be instituted throughout the entire duration of the project.   There will be NO Additional Lane Closures during major holidays and certain major events that are taking place in the City of Newport.  


Previous Press Releases

*NPB Deck Repair Project - April 15, 2019*

-A Press Release has been issued concerning the Newport Pell Bridge Deck Repair Project.  To read the release, CLICK HERE


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