Work Starts On Washington Bridge West

Commuters heading into the city may want to give themselves a few extra minutes Monday morning when RIDOT begins a $78-million project to repair and widen Washington Bridge. All lanes on I-195 West will be narrowed and shifted to the right from the Broadway interchange in East Providence to the South Main Street exit in …

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Westminster Bridge Demolition Starts

Has it ever been harder to get a good night’s sleep what with the grinding of teeth and clenching of fists? Unfortunately, in addition to the insomnia-inducing events of the past week/four years, residents in the West End, Olneyville, and the Valley Street area have been suffering through the nighttime demolition phase of RIDOT’s 6/10 …

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Protest Breakup Of Central Bus Hub — Saturday

The RI Transit Riders Alliance will be hosting a protest march Saturday, starting at Burnside Park and ending at the State House. Rhode Island’s Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is moving toward implementation of a plan to dismantle the state’s central bus hub in Kennedy Plaza by transferring most buses to more distant and scattered downtown …

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Henderson Bridge — Virtual Town Hall

(5.6) A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Any plan that does not include yellow barrels and Jersey barriers will be an improvement. Tonight, Wednesday, at 6pm the RI Department of Transportation RIDOT will be holding a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the Henderson Bridge. The Henderson Bridge was declared structurally deficient in …

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Plan Ahead

Expect detours between 11pm and 5am if traveling Route 95 south through the city tonight. The northbound lanes will be affected Wednesday and Thursday nights. The highway will be completely closed off for the demolition of the Point Pine Street and Friendship Street overpasses.  All this is subject to weather and whatever other unforeseen circumstances …

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Face Time for Rep. Segal

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation won approval to sell the site of the former Shooters nightclub (north-facing exterior wall seen here) located in Providence at India Point Park.  Representatives from the DOT presented their plan to state legislators who expressed concern that this piece of property should remain open for public use.  Check out …

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