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Rhode Island state lawmakers will meet Monday to discuss the Washington Bridge crisis, NBC affiliate WJAR reports.

House and Senate oversight committee members will discuss the closure of the west side of the bridge and the Department of Transportation’s response and next steps for the bridge.

The Washington Bridge was closed two months ago due to “critical failure of some bridge components.” Still, drivers don’t know how long their daily commute will take.

The Department for Transport last week launched a new travel tool that shows how long it will take drivers to cross the bridge to help them plan their journeys.

The meeting will take place at 3 pm in the National Assembly.

The Washington Bridge carries Interstate 195 over the Seekonk River from Providence to East Providence and serves as a key gateway to Rhode Island’s largest city. It transports almost 100,000 vehicles every day.

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