EXETER, R.I. — A section of Interstate 95 northbound in Rhode Island is set to be closed for a few days so crews can replace a bridge.

The state Department of Transportation says the section of the highway starting at Exit 4 in Exeter will be closed starting Friday at 9 p.m. It is scheduled to remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday.

Traffic will be diverted onto Route 3.

Trucks will be directed back onto the highway at Exit 5, using the Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich. Passenger vehicles will continue on Route 3 and get back on I-95 at Exit 6.

The department says its approach to the project, known as a rapid bridge replacement, will save nearly $1 million and four months of delays, compared with traditional construction methods.

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