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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.
Our $21.3 million project for the Kingston Road Bridge includes a number of safety improvements in addition to replacing a nearly 70-year-old bridge that was only one rating point away from being classified as structurally deficient.
The bridge carries 51,300 vehicles per day and is located at the Exit 3 interchange in Richmond. It provides access to and from Route 138, an important connection to much of southern Rhode Island, and a direct link to the University of Rhode Island, Newport and much of South County.
The old interchange included sharply curved off-ramps and tight weaves for traffic getting on and off the highway because the exiting ramps were placed too close to one another. Traffic will use a single exit instead of two, ramps have been reconfigured, and new traffic signals were installed where the ramps meet Route 138 to accommodate all turns to and from I-95.
For this project, RIDOT modified the existing abutments with new bridge seats and replaced the pier stems to the top of existing footing; new pier footings constructed on top of existing footing; rebuilt top portions of existing wingwalls including new flying wingwalls, approach slabs, prestressed concrete butted deck beams with a concrete topping slap, sidewalks and steel Baldwin Bridge Railing; temporary abutment shoring.
The bridge carries 51,300 vehicles per day and is located at the Exit 3 interchange in Richmond. It provides access to and from Route 138, an important connection to much of southern Rhode Island, and a direct link to the University of Rhode Island.
This project consisted of the design and construction of the superstructure replacement and substructure rehabilitation of Baker Pines Bridge No. 593 which carries Interstate 95 traffic over Route 3 (Nooseneck Hill Road). Stormwater improvements and roadway paving of affected area were also included.
* All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.