Projects - Metropolitan Providence

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

6/10 Interchange Reconstruction

  • Location: Providence
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2023
  • Total Projected Cost: $410 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes
The Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction project is the largest single construction contract ever awarded in Rhode Island at $410 million. This massive project will reconstruct the entire interchange while replacing or removing the seven structurally deficient bridges in the interchange.

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Oxford Street Bridge

  • Location: Providence
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2020
  • Total Projected Cost: $10.8 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes (Lane Shifts)

RIDOT is replacing the deck of the Oxford Street Bridge, which carries I-95 over Oxford Street between Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and the I-195 interchange. As part of this $10.8 million project, we will implement a series of temporary traffic patterns with lane splits so all areas of the bridge deck can be replaced.

The Department chose the summertime because traffic volumes are lower as compared to other times of the year. The pattern will change every one to two weeks as RIDOT installs new deck sections one lane at time. All split-lane configurations are scheduled to be complete by the end of August, and traffic lane shifts are scheduled to be removed by the end of September...

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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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Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail Station & Bus Hub

  • Location: Pawtucket/Central Falls
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $47 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
This new intermodal transit center will allow riders to switch modes easily between commuter rail and RIPTA's statewide bus network. When complete, the commuter rail stop will join three other stations (Providence, T.F. Green and Wickford Junction) serviced by the MBTA, with numerous stops in Massachusetts on route to South Station in Boston.

The rail-bus station will serve a built-in ridership that lacks robust transit choices, with many area residents having to drive to nearby commuter rail stations in Attleboro and South Attleboro, Massachusetts. Ridership studies show this station will attract an estimated 520 daily boardings.

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Providence Pedestrian Bridge

  • Location: Providence
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2019
  • Total Projected Cost: $9.205 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
The Providence Pedestrian Bridge will span the Providence River. The project includes the construction of waterfront park improvements along the east and west side of the river. Site work includes construction of concrete walkways, stone dust walkways, pre-cast concrete modular block and cast-in-place retaining walls, site lighting/electrical, landscaping and some site furnishings.