RIDOT opening 3rd westbound lane on Washington Bridge ahead of schedule

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An additional travel lane on the westbound side of the Washington Bridge will open sooner than anticipated, according to R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti.


Alviti told 12 News the third lane is slated to open sometime Friday night, roughly a week ahead of schedule.


The lane is one of two that RIDOT planned to install in a bid to ease congestion on the bridge. RIDOT added a third lane on the eastbound side last week.


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