Projects - Northern Rhode Island - Blackstone Valley

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

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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Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge

  • Location: North Smithfield
  • Start Construction: 2017
  • Finish Construction: 2018
  • ToLund Hitch Carriertal Projected Cost: $13.459 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes
The rehabilitation of the beautiful and historic stone arch bridge will provide for a wider superstructure over existing arch. RIDOT will also provide various improvements around the bridge including ADA walkway up to Main Street and re-habilitation of existing historic stone walls.