Projects - West Bay

The RhodeWorks plan to repair roads and bridges was approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Gina M. Raimondo on February 11, 2016. The legislation (2016-H 7409Aaa, 2016 - S 2246Aaa) creates a funding source that will allow the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to repair more than 150 structurally deficient bridges and make repairs to another 500 bridges to prevent them from becoming deficient, bringing 90 percent of the State's bridges into structural sufficiency by 2025.

Project Summary List

I-295 Bridges Construction

  • Location: Johnston
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2021
  • Total Projected Cost: $42.6 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
RIDOT is starting a $42.6 million construction project to rehabilitate bridges that carry I-295 at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A in Johnston (Exit 9). Starting on November 16, 2018, this work will require temporary traffic pattern changes including ramp and lane closures that will create congestion and delays.

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Centerville Rd & Toll Gate Road Bridges

  • Location: Warwick
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2020
  • Total Projected Cost: $25.3 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

This project includes the complete rebuilding of the superstructures, substructures and approaches for the Centerville Road Bridge and the Toll Gate Bridges which carry I-95 over those respective roads.  Although not structurally deficient, both of these bridges are in fair condition which is one step from structural deficiency.

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Division Street Bridge Project

  • Location: East Greenwich
  • Start Construction: 2019
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $22.9 Million
  • Detours Needed: No

The $22.9 million Division Street Bridge replacement project will take one more deficient bridge off the RhodeWorks list.  Division Street Bridge carries Division Street over Route 4 in East Greenwich and accommodates 14,000 vehicles daily. It's another of the many deficient bridges in Rhode Island that require expensive interim repair projects to keep them in service.

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Route 5 Improvements

  • Location: Cranston/Warwick
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2023
  • Total Projected Cost: $19.9 Million
  • Detours Needed: Limited

A $19.9 million project is underway for the Route 5 corridor (Lambert Lind Highway/Greenwich Avenue) from Mayfield Avenue in Cranston to the I-95 overpass in Warwick. The project includes replacement of the large, four-lane Pontiac Bridge over the Pawtuxet River.

Route 5 carries 21,000 vehicles per day and serves many homes and business including the Warwick Mall. The bridge work originally was scheduled to happen a few years after the road work but RIDOT chose to combine the projects to minimize the impact to drivers and take advantage of savings associated with having a single contractor instead of two.

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Reservoir Avenue

  • Location: Cranston
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2020
  • Total Projected Cost: $6.172 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
The Reservoir Avenue roadway improvements project covers 1.8 miles from Sockanosset Cross Road to Park Ave. Work to be done includes resetting existing granite and replacing existing concrete curb. RIDOT will also replace sidewalks and make existing sidewalks compliant with the Bus Stop Design Guide, ADA requirements, and accessibility. The project will also modify bus stops per RIPTA input and make pedestrian signal improvements for ADA requirements.