Projects - West 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

I-295 Bridges Construction

  • Location: Johnston
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2021
  • Total Projected Cost: $42.6 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
RIDOT is starting a $42.6 million construction project to rehabilitate bridges that carry I-295 at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A in Johnston (Exit 9). Starting on November 16, 2018, this work will require temporary traffic pattern changes including ramp and lane closures that will create congestion and delays.

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Bridge Group 32

  • Location: Providence/Cranston
  • Start Construction: 2021
  • Finish Construction: 2023
  • Total Projected Cost: $37.69 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

Our Bridge Group 32 project will address four bridges on the Cranston/Providence line. It includes replacing the bridges carrying I-95 over Elmwood Avenue and Wellington Avenue, as well as rehabilitation of the ramp bridges that carrying traffic from I-95 North to Route 10 North (Huntington North) and Route 10 South to I-95 North (Huntington South).

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Centerville Rd & Toll Gate Road Bridges

  • Location: Warwick
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2020
  • Total Projected Cost: $25.3 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

This project included the complete rebuilding of the superstructures, substructures and approaches for the Centerville Road Bridge and the Toll Gate Bridges which carry I-95 over those respective roads.  Although not structurally deficient, both of these bridges were in fair condition which is one step from structural deficiency.


Division Street Bridge Project

  • Location: Warwick/East Greenwich
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $22.9 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

The $22.9 million Division Street Bridge replacement project will take one more deficient bridge off the RhodeWorks list.  Division Street Bridge carries Division Street over Route 4 in East Greenwich and accommodates 14,000 vehicles daily. It's another of the many deficient bridges in Rhode Island that require expensive interim repair projects to keep them in service.

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Park Avenue Railroad Bridge

  • Location: Providence/Cranston
  • Start Construction: 2021
  • Finish Construction: 2022
  • Total Projected Cost: $11.7 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

We will completely replace the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge, which carries Park Avenue (Route 12) over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Elmwood Avenue (Route 1) and Wellington Avenue in Cranston. The bridge has been structurally deficient for many years and dates back to 1906.


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Route 37 Improvements

  • Location: Cranston/Warwick
  • Start Phase 1 Construction: 2020
  • Finish Phase 1 Construction: 2023
  • Total Projected Cost Phase 1: $79.5 Million
  • Start Phase 2 Construction: 2022
  • Finish Phase 2 Construction: 2026
  • Total Projected Cost Phase 2: $85 Million
  • Detours Needed: Yes

Improvements to Route 37 will be made in two separate projects that will rehabilitate or replace 22 bridges and make safety and congestion improvements in this critical east-west freeway in central Rhode Island, linking the cities of Cranston and Warwick, major retail, office and residential areas, Interstate highways and T.F. Green State Airport. With a daily traffic count of 42,000 vehicles, Route 37 is one of the state's busiest corridors.

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Route 5 Improvements

  • Location: Cranston/Warwick
  • Start Construction: 2020
  • Finish Construction: 2023
  • Total Projected Cost: $19.9 Million
  • Detours Needed: Limited

A $19.9 million project is underway for the Route 5 corridor (Lambert Lind Highway/Greenwich Avenue) from Mayfield Avenue in Cranston to the I-95 overpass in Warwick. The project includes replacement of the large, four-lane Pontiac Bridge over the Pawtuxet River.

Route 5 carries 21,000 vehicles per day and serves many homes and business including the Warwick Mall. The bridge work originally was scheduled to happen a few years after the road work but RIDOT chose to combine the projects to minimize the impact to drivers and take advantage of savings associated with having a single contractor instead of two.


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Reservoir Avenue

  • Location: Cranston
  • Start Construction: 2018
  • Finish Construction: 2020
  • Total Projected Cost: $6.172 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
The Reservoir Avenue roadway improvements project covered 1.8 miles from Sockanosset Cross Road to Park Ave. Work included resetting existing granite and replacing existing concrete curb. RIDOT also replaced sidewalks and made existing sidewalks compliant with the Bus Stop Design Guide, ADA requirements, and accessibility. The project also modified bus stops per RIPTA input and made pedestrian signal improvements for ADA requirements.

T.F. Green Station

  • Location: Warwick
  • Start Preliminary Design & Environmental Study: 2022
  • Finish Preliminary Design & Environmental Study: 2023
  • Total Projected Cost: $3.5 Million
  • Detours Needed: No
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a preliminary design and environmental study to assess what would be necessary to build the infrastructure necessary to accommodate Amtrak intercity service at the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick. The study is a joint venture among RIDOT, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Amtrak, The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) and the City of Warwick.

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