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: Pawtucket/Central Falls/Cumberland
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $18.2 Million
  • Detours Needed: Limited

Our project for Broad Street covers a three-mile corridor starting at Exchange Street in Pawtucket, through Central Falls and ending at Mendon Road in Cumberland. The work includes a new road surface, new curbs and sidewalks, ADA improvements, new bike lanes, upgraded drainage systems and traffic signals, and a number of other pedestrian and streetscape improvements to make the corridor safer for all users.

The project also includes drainage repairs on Mendon Road from Route 99 to Ann & Hope Way in Cumberland.

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I-95 Corridor Bridges, Pawtucket

  • Location: Pawtucket
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2021
  • Total Projected Cost: $24.86 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

We are nearing completion of a $25 million design-build project to replace two busy I-95 highway bridges located one after the other near Exit 30 and the Massachusetts border in Pawtucket.

The I-95 Corridor Bridges project replaced the Roosevelt Avenue and East Street Bridges. The bridges are functionally obsolete and carry approximately 90,000 vehicles per day.

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Louisquisset Pike Bridge, Lincoln

  • Location: Lincoln
  • Start Construction: 2019
  • Finish Construction: 2021
  • Total Projected Cost: $19.4 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

RIDOT is replacing the aging Louisquisset Pike Bridge in Lincoln, which carries Route 146 over Route 116. The project also addresses safety concerns associated with an outdated ramp system that contributes to crashes with on and off ramps spaced too closely together.

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Manville Bridge, Cumberland

  • Location: Lincoln/Cumberland
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2021
  • Total Projected Cost: $10.7 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

We are doing a major rehabiliation of the Manville Bridge, which carries Manville Hill Road over the Blackstone River, the Blackstone River Bikeway and the Providence and Worcester Railroad. The bridge will be closed while we replace its piers, supporting steel beams and deteriorated deck. This structurally deficient bridge is posted at 10 tons, requiring many types of commercical vehicles to follow lengthy detours.



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Pawtucket/Central Falls Transit Center

  • Location: Pawtucket/Central Falls
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • 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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Route 146 Reconstruction Project

  • Location: North Smithfield
  • Start Construction: 2021
  • Finish Construction: TBA
  • Total Projected Cost: $150 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes
Design is underway on an estimated $150 million project that will make much-needed improvements along the Route 146 corridor, replacing multiple bridges, repaving 8 miles of roadway and correcting numerous safety and congestion problems. More than 171,000 vehicles travel Route 146 between Providence and Worcester each day.

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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.