The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today that with the reopening of the Clarence L. Hussey Memorial Bridge, Route 14 (West Bay) will resume regular service on Monday, June 6, 2016. Route 14 (West Bay) has been on detour since the bridge closed for construction on Friday, April 1, 2016. The bridge was not originally scheduled to reopen until June 25.
According to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, crews will continue working on the bridge during the summertime, focusing on activities that will not affect vehicular or pedestrian traffic, including work under the bridge. Both sidewalks remain open to the public, and the channel remains passable to boating traffic. There may be brief periods when access is temporarily limited for safety considerations. The second phase of construction involves another brief closure of the bridge, scheduled for September 6 through November 16, 2016.
For more information on schedules or other RIPTA services, please call 401-781-9400 or visit ripta.com.