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December 21, 2007
Now open: New Iway ramp
PROVIDENCE -- The state Department of Transportation today opened the South Main Street on-ramp to Route 195 east.
The Wickenden Street ramp is now effectively closed, although it may be used when construction crews need access to the Main Street ramp to finish construction.
Any additional construction should happen during the day during off-peak hours.
The DOT has placed signs directing drivers past the old Wickenden Street exit, under the Iway overpass, and left onto the new ramp.
Map: See what the new route looks like.
The IWay project is creating a new interchange connecting Routes 95 and 195 in Providence.
When the DOT opened the first part of the project last month, unanticipated traffic congestion led to confused and irate motorists, especially during the evening commute. In response, the DOT improved signs and opened a temporary ramp to ease traffic pressure.
DOT Director Jerome Williams also took part in an online chat with projo.com, answering questions about the situation directly. Read the transcript here.
For more information on the project, visit the DOT Web site or call the customer service line at 401-222-2450.
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