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Newport Pell Bridge Deck Repair Project

NEWPORT PELL BRIDGE DECK REPAIR PROJECT

Permanent Single Lane Closures:

August 12, 2019 - December 2019: Deck Rehabilitation Work

April 2020 - December 2020: Deck Rehabilitation Work

 

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Current Project Updates

*MULTI–AGENCY SPEED & DISTRACTED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN - July 24, 2019*

-A Press Release has been issued concerning a Multi-agency speed and distracted driving enforcement campaign in preparation for the NPB 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.

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 weekdays 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.  
  • Overweight Vehicle Restriction: ALL vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight OVER 80,000 pounds will be prohibited from crossing on the Newport Pell Bridge from August 12, 2019- December 2019 and April 2020- December 2020.
  • Overwide Vehicle Restriction: ALL vehicles which have a Width EXCEEDING 8'6" will be prohibited from crossing on the Newport Pell Bridge from August 12, 2019- December 2019 and April 2020- December 2020.

 

Traffic Patterns

The videos below are for the first phase of the project August-December 2019 in the Westbound Travel Lane within spans 2E to 22E and illustrate how the moveable barriers will be utilized

Eastbound (Jamestown to Newport)

AM Rush Hour

PM Rush Hour

Non-Rush Hours

Westbound (Newport to Jamestown)

AM Rush Hour

PM Rush Hour

Non-Rush Hours

Previous Press Releases

*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

*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

RADIO AND PRINT CAMPAIGN

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April  2019 - Newport Daily News, Jamestown Press, North Kingstown Standard Times and Narragansett Times - Print Advertisement

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