Monday, December 3, 2012
The bridge has officially been renamed in honor of Revolutionary War Major-General Nathanael Greene.
Federal, state and local political figures, dignitaries and residents joined officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) on Monday morning to rededicate the Laurel Avenue Bridge as the Major-General Nathanael Greene Memorial Bridge. Among those in attendance were Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, state Senators Glen Shibley and Nick Kettle, Representative Lisa Tomasso, Town Manager Tom Hoover, Director of Parks & Recreation Guy Lefebvre, Police Chief Bryan Volpe, Anthony Fire Chief Paul Labbadia, Town Council President Gary Cote and newly elected council members Greg Laboissonniere and Karen Carlson. RIDOT Director Michael Lewis also introduced guests Thomas Casey Greene, …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
From September 23‐29, 2012 the following operations will be in effect:
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Looking Ahead For more information, contact RIDOT Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401‐222‐2450 weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
From August 26 –September 8, 2012 the following operations will be in effect:
Week of August 26 Daytime: Forming bridge deck and lateral seismic restraints at the North and South abutments. Installing gas main on bridge hangars and tie‐in to street connections. Evening: No evening work is anticipated for this project. Week of September 2 Daytime: Forming bridge deck, installing reinforcement steel, and placing concrete for lateral seismic restraints at the North and South abutments. Installing shear studs on bridge beams. Evening: No evening work is anticipated for this project. Please check RIDOT’s Travel Advisories website (www.tmc.dot.ri.gov/traveladvisories) for any changes. Looking Ahead (Mid‐September) Design: Complete design package submittals, and begin preparing as‐built plans and records. Construction: …
Monday, July 2, 2012
From July 1-14, 2012 the following operations will be in effect:
Week of July 1 Daytime: Construction continues for dewatering the North Abutment splash pad. Begin forming, installing reinforcement steel & placing concrete for North abutment training wall section one. Strip forms and commence backfilling and grading behind the South Abutment pile cap. The fabrication and metalizing of the structural steel beams and precast back walls continues. Evening: No evening work is anticipated for this project. Week of July 8 Daytime: Construction continues for dewatering the North Abutment splash pad and forming, installing reinforcement steel and placing concrete training wall section two. The fabrication and metalizing of the steel beams and precast back walls continues. Shop drawing development and …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
From June 24-30, 2012, the following operations will be in effect:
Motorists will be notified in advance of any major changes to this schedule. Looking Ahead The week beginning July 1, 2012: Continue adjusting structures on Tiogue Avenue and Sandy Bottom Road. No work on July 4, 2012.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
From June 17-23, 2012, the following operations will be in effect:
Motorists will be notified in advance of any major changes to this schedule. Looking Ahead The week beginning June 24, 2012: Pave side roads and/ or begin pavement removal and re‐grading on Sandy Bottom Road, from Tiogue Avenue to about 900 feet north.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
From June 10‐16, 2012, the following operations will be in effect:
Looking Ahead The week beginning June 17, 2012: Finish re‐grading and paving the first layer of asphalt. Begin placing the second layer of asphalt on Tiogue Avenue also from east to west.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The $3.4 million project has turned much of the town's shopping district into a traffic headache.
According to RIDOT Chief of Information and Public Relations Charles St. Martin, the resurfacing project on Rt. 3 will likely continue into September, although the worst is said to be almost over. "This is the worst part right now because we're right in the meat of it," said St. Martin. "We have to dig the payment all the way down before we can start building it back up." St. Martin acknowledged that the recent wet weather only exacerbated the situation. "We got those heavy rains the day after we dug the road up and as soon as they came, the water had no place to go and washed out." By the end of this week (depending on weather), the majority of the first road layer - a base asphalt driving surface will be in place, although there may …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
“Guide to Cycling in the Ocean State” lists new bike paths.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recently announced that the latest edition of the statewide bicycling map, Guide to Cycling in the Ocean State 2011-2012, is now available. The new bike map highlights more than 50 miles of off-road bikeways across Rhode Island’s network of eight major bike paths. The map includes RIDOT’s newest bike paths such as the 2.5-mile Quonset Bike Path and the 1-mile Warren Bike Path, and new bike path segments on the Blackstone River Bikeway, the Coventry Greenway (part of the Washington Secondary Bike Path) and the William C. O’Neill (South County) Bike Path. Designated parking lots for each path are also indicated on the map. For experienced on-road cyclists, the map highlights hundreds of …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
DOT announces closures to happen during highway upgrades.
RIDOT will close Coventry exits 6, 6A and 7, along with exit 8 in East Greenwich, on Rte. 95 north and south, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, starting this weekend. The closings, according to a RIDOT release, will allow workers to resurface the areas. The restrictions last through October, affecting exits providing access to Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich and West Warwick: Not every exit will be closed every evening. The schedule of closings are: The work is part of a $7.5 million contract with J.H. Lynch to resurface 6.6 miles of I-95 in southern Rhode Island.