Crews from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are scheduled to shut down Poppasquash Road to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Dec. 18, to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the agency announced today.
In a statement, RIDOT said that the road will be closed from Hope Street to Coggeshall Farm Road through February, 2013, though local access to residences and businesses in the area will be permitted.
The $1.7 million project includes removal and replacement of damaged pavement, repair to damaged seawalls and drainage pipes, and replacement of the Poppasquash Road Bridge, according to the RIDOT statement.
RIDOT also announced that traffic will be detoured through Colt State Park, starting from Asylum Road at Hope Street, and following Colt Drive to Coggeshall Farm Road.
See the attached map for more information.
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