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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Henderson Bridge No. 600 & Henderson Expressway

  • Location: Providence/East Providence
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2024
  • Total Projected Cost: $88.5 Million
  • Detours Needed: Limited

Known as the Red Bridge, Henderson is a 26-span steel girder structure spanning 2,000 feet over the Seekonk River. It carries 20,000 vehicles per day and connects the cities of Providence and East Providence.

The bridge was over built. RIDOT will demolish it and build a narrower structure with two lanes of travel in the westbound direction and one lane of travel in the eastbound direction.

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Broad Street Regeneration

  • Location: Pawtucket/Central Falls/Cumberland
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $18.2 Million
  • Detours Needed: Limited

Our project for Broad Street covers a three-mile corridor starting at Exchange Street in Pawtucket, through Central Falls and ending at Mendon Road in Cumberland. The work includes a new road surface, new curbs and sidewalks, ADA improvements, new bike lanes, upgraded drainage systems and traffic signals, and a number of other pedestrian and streetscape improvements to make the corridor safer for all users.

The project also includes drainage repairs on Mendon Road from Route 99 to Ann & Hope Way in Cumberland.

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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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.