6-10 Connector Public Workshop

(8.30) From Greater City Providence (GCP),

The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers together to craft a design proposal for the 6-10 Connector, a portion of state highway that runs through numerous Providence neighborhoods including Olneyville, West End, Federal Hill, Silver Lake, Hartford, Valley, and Smith Hill.

The 6-10 Connector and portions of routes 6 and 10 are currently in disrepair and will soon be replaced. Over the coming months, the City will engage the neighborhoods impacted by this project in a meaningful public process that will result in a design proposal to improve this section of infrastructure while also enhancing alternative modes of transportation, repairing connections between the neighborhoods along the corridor, reducing long-term maintenance costs, alleviating traffic congestion, and reclaiming excess highway land to create redevelopment opportunities and maximaize [sic] economic development.

All hail GCP for the new coinage “maximaize” which does seem to capture our approach to economic development, kinda sorta. Can it be both a noun and a verb?

More at ‘Fix the 6-10’ and check out this RIDOT pdf for more images and mock-ups. Go here for Facebook event page.

6pm to 8:30pm, Tuesday, August 30, Asa Messer School, 1655 Westminster Street, (directions)

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