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

Broad Street Regeneration

  • Location: Providence
  • Start Construction: 2019
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $11.546 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
Approximately three miles in length, Broad Street runs through the Town of Cumberland, City of Central Falls, and City of Pawtucket. Proposed work will consist of pedestrian and streetscape improvements including, but not limited to, installing trash and recycling receptacles, outdoor seating, new decorative street lighting, improved signage at crosswalks, replacement of the existing sidewalk and curb, ADA improvements, and possible upgrades to the existing signal equipment.

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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Intersection Safety Improvements to Railroad Street

  • Location: Cumberland/Woonsocket
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2020
  • Total Projected Cost: $11.272 Million
  • Detours Needed: TBD
This project includes resurfacing approximately 1.05 miles of a two-lane roadway and replacement of existing sidewalks and curbing.  Also included is the realignment of the intersection with Old River Road, replacement of existing guardrail systems, and minor drainage improvements. Other roadway items include adjustment and replacement of roadway structures, cleaning and flushing pipes and drainage structures, replacement of a chain link fence, construction of a retaining wall, and signing and striping.

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.