Intersection Safety Improvements:

Mount Pleasant Avenue, North Main Street & Hartford Avenue

  • Mount Pleasant Safety Improvements - Providence
    Mount Pleasant Avenue - Providence
  • Mount Pleasant Safety Improvements - Providence
    North Main Street - Providence
  • Mount Pleasant Safety Improvements - Providence
    Hartford Avenue - Johnston

The Project

The project includes a wide range of safety improvements for motorists and pedestrians on a portion of Mount Pleasant Avenue in Providence (from Smith Street to Beaufort Street) and at two intersections: North Main Street and Randall Street/Doyle Avenue in Providence and Hartford Avenue at Bishop Hill Road in Johnston.

The project includes signal upgrades, minor geometric roadway changes, pedestrian crossing features, ADA accessible wheelchair ramps, and other improvements at these locations. They also include:

  • Along Mount Pleasant Avenue, RIDOT will add raised crosswalks, school zone flashing beacons and bump outs at crosswalks to make it easier and safer for people to cross the street. RIDOT also has entered into a construction and maintenance agreement with the City of Providence, which is contributing approximately $400,000 to cover the cost of paving the road in between the intersections being improved. Additionally, the city will maintain the roadway once the project is done.
  • On North Main Street, there will be improvements to the U-turns in front of the University Marketplace, shortened crosswalks, upgraded pedestrian signals, and striping changes to improve traffic flow.
  • On Hartford Avenue at Bishop Hill Road, there will be minor roadway widening on Bishop Hill Road in addition to signal upgrades and other safety improvements.

Project Schedule & Cost

  • Location: Providence
  • Start Construction: 2022
  • Finish Construction: 2023
  • Total Projected Cost: $6.3 Million
  • Detours Needed: TBD


Paving is complete for this portion of the project. We’re currently installing ADA compliant sidewalks, with permanent striping planned to begin the end of next week, weather permitting. A weekday right lane closure from Smith Street to Beaufort Street is scheduled for these operations.