- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Rhode Island Division
Rebuilding the Providence Viaduct
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has started work on the Providence Viaduct, which carries I-95 through the heart of Rhode Island's capital city. The Viaduct is a central artery in our state—and in our region—with over 220,000 daily vehicle crossings. The Viaduct is one of the most heavily trafficked stretches of interstate on the East Coast.
Built in 1964, the bridge has surpassed its design life and is showing signs of aggressive deterioration in the bridge deck and its supporting girders and piers.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has implemented a new high-tech system to monitor, assess and respond to roadway emergencies. The new system manages traffic on Rhode Island's major interstates (I-95, I-195, and I-295) as well as many major local routes throughout the state (Route 146, Route 4, Route 6, and Route 10.)