Projects - East 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

Old Sakonnet River Bridge Demolition

  • Location: Portsmouth/Tiverton
  • Start Construction: 2017
  • Finish Construction: 2018
  • Projected Total Cost: $15.044 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
The Old Sakonnet River Bridge closed in 2012 when the new bridge opened. The first phase of demolition which is underway is for the superstructure and the bridge deck. RIDOT will remove 17 spans between the bridge’s piers, 6.2 million pounds of steel, and 2,700 yards of concrete. Protective netting has been put up to discourage nesting birds. The center span was loaded onto a barge and removed.

Route 24 Improvements

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Start Construction: 2017
  • Finish Construction: 2018
  • Total Projected Cost: $8.062 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
This project consists of roadway improvements to Route 24 in the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The work includes resurfacing approximately 3.6 miles of a four-lane divided highway, with an additional 2.4 miles of on and off ramps. In addition to resurfacing, there will be repairs to damaged transverse joints, crack sealing, micro-milling, replacement of guardrail and end treatments, installation of wheelchair ramps, installation of rumble strips, cleaning of catch basins and pipes, adjustment of frames and grates/covers, signing and striping, installation of weigh-in-motion vehicle detection system and all other incidentals necessary to complete the work.