Projects - East Bay

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

Safe Routes to School

  • Location: Barrington
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $12.2 Million
  • Detours Needed: No

RIDOT has numerous projects as part of the Safe Routes to School program, which make it easier and safer for children and their families to walk or ride to school.

The fully federally funded program has been active for more than a decade. In a three-year span of newer projects we will have invested $12.2 million into the program.

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Silver Creek Bridge Replacement

  • Location: Bristol
  • Start Construction: 2019
  • Finish Construction: 2021
  • Total Projected Cost: $4.9 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

The Silver Creek Bridge, which carries Hope Street (Route 114) over Silver Creek, is part of a critical access road into the heart of downtown Bristol. Without it, tourists cannot access the town and local businesses and schools would be subject to constant congestion. Built in 1922, this tiny (16 feet long) but important bridge is structurally deficient and must be rebuilt. It is currently posted at 17 tons.

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* All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.