Road Paving Bond — Community Forums

map Roads throughout the city will be fixed if voters approve a $40 million bond on November 6th. The Mayor’s Office is conducting a series of informational meetings to explain the scientific, merit-based process that was used to identify roads for repair. Residents of Providence can view the list of planned street improvements in the capital city and are encouraged to attend whichever forum is convenient to their schedule (it doesn’t have to be your neighborhood).

• Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm: Nathan Bishop Middle School, 101 Session Street

• Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm: RFK Elementary School, 195 Nelson Street in Elmhurst

• Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm: William D’Abate Elementary School, 60 Kossuth Street in Olneyville

• Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm: William B. Cooley High School, 182 Thurbers Avenue in South Providence

The Mayor’s Office states, “If Ballot Question 8 is approved by Providence’s voters, the bond would pay for repairs to about 15 percent of all city-maintained roads in every part of Providence, create an estimated 750 jobs over three years, prevent more costly road repairs in future years, improve the quality of life in Providence and help to retain and recruit businesses to the capital city. If approved, road construction will begin in the spring of 2013 and continue through the end of 2015.”

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