Temporary Traffic Restriction on New England Tech Blvd

Construction of a roundabout by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) on Division Road at the entrance to New England Tech Boulevard is scheduled to begin on May 5, 2014.

On that date, DOT has informed us that the New England Tech Blvd entrance into our campus from Division Road will be closed to traffic.

Beginning on May 5, 2014, there will be two points of access to the campus.

  1. The first point is the current entrance from South County Trail (the CVS entrance). This entrance will not be affected by this construction.
  2. The second point is a gated entrance on Division Road on the west side of the East Greenwich    building (the side opposite the current main entrance).

Division Road will remain open to two-way traffic throughout the duration of the project, which is anticipated to last 6 months.

We will post “No Thru Traffic” signs at both campus entrances, but we anticipate an increased volume of ‘neighborhood’ traffic cutting through the campus to avoid the congestion at the roundabout construction site on Division Road. Speed bumps have been added along some of the circulation routes of our parking lots in an effort to deter, or at least slow down, this increased volume of traffic.

Please feel free to contact me (ptracey@neit.edu) with any questions, concerns or suggestions.