The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is beginning
work on a portion of the Trestle Trail, a developing bike path in
western Coventry. The path is a combination of paved bikeway and
undeveloped walking path along a former railroad right-of-way
that connects to the larger Washington Secondary Bike Path.
During construction, RIDOT will rehabilitate two
bridges and replace a culvert along the undeveloped segment of
the Trestle Trail. The path will be closed with construction
vehicles accessing the trail from the path's intersection with
Lewis Farm Road and where the path meets Route 14A in Sterling,
Conn. Individuals using the path should avoid this segment during
construction. Local traffic should be aware of construction
vehicles and equipment accessing the site on weekdays.
Rehabilitation of the bridge structures is scheduled
to be complete in Spring 2020. Paving along this section of the
bikeway would be done under a separate project and is currently
The paved segment of the Trestle Trail, opened in
2014, will not be affected.