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Tree disrupts morning commute on Hope St.

Tree disrupts morning commute on Hope St.

Another tree limb caused another traffic disruption on Hope Street in Bristol. Motorists traveling on Hope Street on Monday, July 27 found themselves re-routed through Chestnut Street or Poppasquash Road to avoid crews working to remove a fallen tree limb at Vantage Point Drive. The limb, a casualty of the violent overnight storm, came to

Hope Street was closed off from Chestnut Street to Washington Road on Wednesday morning while crews removed a hanging tree limb and secured power lines.

Tree branch results in Bristol gridlock

A hanging tree branch over Hope Street just north of Washington Road caused a major traffic tie-up throughout town on Wednesday, July 15. Around 8 a.m., the branch was reported to the police and fire departments. Discovering that the branch fell on a main power line police and fire diverted traffic for public safety while

Nina Murphy pulls a crossing flag from its container at the corner of Hope Street and State Street.

Bristol takes ‘one small step’ to improve pedestrian safety

Ever since the Hope Street reconstruction project, said Bristol resident and local business owner Nancy Chace, walking through downtown has become more of a challenge. After a recent encounter near Colt-Andrews School when Ms. Chace had to pull her daughter out of the way of a passing car despite the presence of a crossing guard

From left to right, Barbara McGarry, Martha Fitting, Summer Karney, Susan O’Donnell, Melinda Birs, Jackie Cranwell, Nancy Stratton, and Susan Maloney hold the first of many flower baskets to adorn Hope Street. Missing in photo are Bristol Bloom members Stan Dimock and Diane Holt.

Bristol Blooms in red, white and blue

With help from Bristol Blooms, Hope Street is a little more festive for this year’s Fourth of July celebration. On Friday, June 28, volunteers from the group Bristol Blooms delivered eight hanging baskets with floral arrangements  to the intersection of Hope and State streets. There, Roger Belmore, a worker for the town’s department of public

Town, state and business leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the completion of the Hope Street project.

Hope Street re-opens with a ceremony

A gathering of political and business leaders as well as state and town officials turned out Friday morning in front of the Burnside building on Hope Street to celebrate the completion of the Hope Street construction project. Earlier in the day, the road was re-opened to two-way traffic. “Good things come to those who wait,”

Hope Street's red, white and blue center line marks the final phase of construction.

Hope Street set to open in Bristol

Construction project and one-way traffic comes to an end Friday morning   On Friday morning, the rule of the road on Hope Street will be: Keep to the right of the red, white and blue. After nearly six-months of construction work, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will reopen the road to two-way traffic on