Starting Monday, March 5th The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will begin work on the Route 138 corridor from the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge to the Newport Pell Bridge Toll Plaza. The road is beyond its useful life and the project is necessary. The project includes resurfacing the roadway and making essential improvements, including drainage repairs.
The Route 138 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvement Project will take place from March 5th and be complete by June 15. Work will primarily take place during nights and weekends. However, weekend work is scheduled to be complete by Memorial Day weekend. Throughout the project, some work will take place during non-commuter rush hours between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This project is part of RITBA’s ongoing Ten-Year Capital Plan which was launched in August 2016. The cost for the project is $3.5 Million Dollars. The contract for the project was awarded to T. Miozzi Inc. located in North Kingstown, RI.
For a full list of upcoming projects and to stay up-to-date on construction activity and real-time traffic, visit RITBA’s site at This site provides the latest information concerning lane closures, construction activity and traffic delays for the Newport Pell, Jamestown Verrazzano, Mount Hope and Sakonnet River Bridges, in addition to the RT. 138 Connector.