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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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: 2021
  • 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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Washington Bridge

  • Location: East Providence
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2020
  • Total Projected Cost: $22.329 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

Although work has been underway for about a year on this bridge, some minor traffic shifts will be in place in mid-November as we prepare for further construction.

We will reduce the lanes from five to four. There will be three through lanes and one dedicated lane for vehicles coming onto the bridge from the Taunton on-ramp. Delays should be minor. The Gano Street off-ramp remains closed until Fall of 2019. For detour information go to:
www.RIDOT.net/detourmaps.

This part of the Washington Bridge is a separate structure from the eastbound portion which RIDOT replaced in the late 2000s. The last major rehabilitation of the westbound portion was 20 years ago. This portion carries 70,000 vehicles daily and is structurally deficient.

Waterfront Parks

  • Location: Providence
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2019
  • Total Projected Cost: $9.205 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
This project works in tandem with construction of the beautiful pedestrian bridge which 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.